We are all seekers. Whether you believe in God as Father, Mother, Earth, Universe, or some other entity, you’ve placed yourself in that boat with all the rest of us. We want truth. We want our lives to have meaning. We want to improve ourselves, our marriage, our homes and our lives. The list goes on and on.
So what is it we’re searching for, exactly? And why does it take a lifetime, and then some, to actually get there?
Jesus said “Seek ye first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness; and all these things will be added unto you.” Matthew 6:33
To Stand Solid in a Storm
As I have gotten to *cough cough* a certain age, I am watching friends go through many types of hardship and pain. The stress of losing their beloved parents has happened to some. Finding out a spouse or loved one has cancer is another. And a few have been completely let down by the ones they loved the most. Through it all, what I have noticed is that those with a solid, godly foundation are better in the storm. Those without faith waver and falter. The Christians may question, but in the end they feel rooted, secure — unshakable.
And ooh, the guilt! Christians feel sure about their future and that of their loved ones. Others, not so much; they are burdened with sadness and guilt. They self-medicate. They look for answers, and believe they find them in books like Guided by Stars, The Secret , or Spiritual Astrology: A Path to Divine Awakening .
To Be His Friend
Believe it or not, God pursued us first. Is that hard to believe? He has handed you a blanket invitation to come and get to know Him. In fact, He created us just so we could be his companions; he wants us to find Him.
Knowing God is a privilege like no other. By seeking God, we get to know him better (much like spending time with your circle of friends). Furthermore, through our pursuit of God, when we admire Him, He is lifted up.
To Find Soul-Deep Satisfaction
Seeking God gives us the ability to find purpose in our lives. God’s presence gives us deep fulfillment like no one else can, like no thing or position or feeling can. Even when we are just beginning to look for him, we can feel little snippets of that deep contentment. We can grasp them and hold on until the next one….and the next one…and so on.
To Change for the Better
He wanted us to seek Him out in order for us to change. By trying to get to know Him and spend time with Him, we begin to take on His own Holy character, His goodness, His gentle way of loving others. He wanted us to change our lives. The awareness we develop about God and who He really is enables us to start changing right away.
I’ll leave you with this thought from A.W. Tozer:
God is knowable, touchable, hearable, seeable,
with the mind, the hands, the ears and the eyes
of the inner man.