Seeking God is the most beautiful occupation a Christian can have.
Do you love God like you did your first love?
Do you pursue God like you did your first romance, longing to be in the presence of the one you love? Counting down the hours, minutes, seconds until you see your heart’s desire.
Does your heart flutter, your pulse race or your stomach suffer from butterflies when you think of His name?
Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.
God is instructing us to drink of his elixir, to feast on his love. To search and find out all we can about Him. Isn’t that what we do with the love of our life – then all the more so with seeking God out and soaking in His love.
I usually don’t like taking medicine or going to the doctor. However, God is inviting me to see Him, to accept his prescription and take my medication because it will make a difference in my life. His medicine does not come with a page of warnings and side effects. Instead, it brings wholeness and instructions of how we can become one with Him, the lover of our life.
How awesome it is to have a therapy that works!
My divine physician declares His hand on my life and rejoices that I take my prescription.
This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.
Wow, a treatment that comes with benefits too. Such is the reward for seeking God.
Pain and spiritual growth
When I dedicated my life to God as an adult, I desired to search for God more deeply. I gave up the world and its temptations to fully submerge myself in prayer, meditation and self-sacrifice. That discipline taught me that a life without struggle becomes fruitless. Why – because God is in the suffering, the pain and torment that life produces. It grows us. We do not have to “go away” to seek Him but to “go forth” because we can’t grow spiritually without pain.
Seeking God is about the pains of growth. This is why we need medication, the elixir of life, God’s healing word – His remedy. Without it, we become sick and lose sight of the Love of our life. We forget to pursue. The comfort of being in the presence of the one we love fades and the butterflies in our stomach disappear.
1 Timothy 4:15-16
Take pains with these things; be absorbed in them, so that your progress will be evident to all. Pay close attention to yourself and to your teaching; persevere in these things, for as you do this, you will ensure salvation both for yourself and for those who hear you.
Our search will never be over until we are united with God, so I pray with Paul:
I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, that he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man; that Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; and to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fullness of God.
May God bless you all on your journey as you continue seeking God.
Can you tell me about an occasion when you were seeking God, and He answered you?