Friday, September 10, 2010
When We Seek God
“You will seek me and find me when you
seek me with your whole heart.”
Jeremiah 29:13 (NIV)
When I was a girl, the kids in my neighborhood used to play “Hide and Go Seek”. One person was chosen as “it”. He or she would hide their eyes and count to 100 by ones. The rest of the group would run and hide wherever they could. When the counter would get to 100, he or she would yell, “Here I come ready or not.” While “it” searched for the others, they would try to get to base without getting caught. Sometimes the searcher would yell out, “Olli, Olli, Oxen Free,” and then something about those still out can come in without getting caught,
The seeker in the game had to have sharp eyesight and had to run fast in order to catch the other players.
When we seek God or his guidance, we have to involve our whole hearts. What does this mean?
Does it mean we come humbly? We have to come knowing God has the answer we search for. We have nothing to help us except Him.
Does it mean we come honestly? We have to come before Him without pretense. We may even have to acknowledge that we are sinners.
Does it mean we come repentantly? Once we tell the Lord of our sinful state we should express our sorrow and ask His forgiveness.
Does it mean we come expecting an answer? We come to God. We lay our pleas before Him. We wait for His answer. We accept His answer, even though the outcome maybe tough. We accept His answer because He is God and He knows best.