“And ye shall seek me, and find me when ye shall search for me with all your heart (Jeremiah 29:13).“
God wants us to seek Him and the good news is, “those who seek Him will find Him (Prov 8:17)”. He delights in our seek and beckons us to come. However, the kind of seek He is looking for is fervent and all-encompassing. Furthermore, it is life-long.
We must be committed to a lifelong, whole-hearted, pursuit of intimacy with Jesus. Then we will pray to Him and He will be found by us.
I think many times we seek the Lord and become discouraged when we don’t hear from Him right away. If we are not getting a response perhaps it is because we are half-heartedly seeking. Sometimes we may not realize that our whole heart isn’t in our praise, song, or prayer.
- Am I having devotions that are void of devotion?
- Have I offered God the works of my hands but not my life?
- Am I preferring leisure and comfort to the wholehearted pursuit of intimacy with Jesus?
Intimate worship springs forth from an intimate relationship. An intimate relationship with God must be sought like precious gold. When we seek the Lord we can’t do it casually we must do it passionately with all our might.
I’ll tell you like the saints of old used to tell me, “Ninety-nine and a half won’t do!”