Seek – to try to find a person, thing or place; to try to achieve or obtain something; to consult somebody in order to obtain something such as help or advice.
It is interesting that throughout history and even today, God has had to remind us, His children, to seek Him. We say things like, “You’re my all in all.” We sing songs with words like, “I’m coming back to the heart of worship. It’s all about You, Jesus.” We proclaim to others, “God is all-knowing.” Yet, do we really, I mean REALLY believe those words ourselves?
When you need help, counsel or guidance, who do you seek out first? Do you seek out people, self-help books, articles or even the news? Or do you seek out God and His Word?
God is the Mighty Creator and yet many times we do not think to consult the Creator. It seems when other things need to be fixed, we are quick to consult the manufacture’s handbook, the tutorial or the online support center. Why is it that God has to continually remind us to seek Him?
Proverbs 8:17 – I love those who love me, and those who seek me diligently find me. Jeremiah 29:13 – You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. Amos 5:4– This is what the LORD says to the house of Israel: Seek me and live…
I have heard fascinating stories about George Washington Carver. He seemed to understand the necessity of seeking God. Dr. Carver would spend hours in the morning talking with his Creator. He asked God to show him uses for the peanut. And you know what? God answered Dr. Carver’s question. Today there are over three hundred products derived from the peanut. If you read about Dr. Carver you will find out that he did not ask questions of his Creator so that he could become rich. Dr. Carver asked questions because he wanted to help people.
Our Father has the answers that we need. Let’s remember to SEEK HIM!
Dear Father, first of all we repent if we have been seeking out things or others above You. We do love You, honor You and TRUST You. We believe that with You all things are possible. Father, we purpose not to seek Your hand – what you can do for us; but we purpose to seek Your face – relationship with You. Thank You for loving us. Thank You for continuing to teach us, lead us and prepare us. Encourage and strengthen us for the days ahead. In Jesus Name, Amen!