“You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.” (Jer. 29:13)
There are many people in this world who claim to have no evidence of God in their lives or in this world. Furthermore, there are those who may believe in God, but don’t have a healthy and flouring relationship with Him. Why is that?
While each person has their own unique situations and experiences that may add to the complexity of fully answering that question, the fundamental answer boils down to the simple truth stated in this verse.
Echoed from Deuteronomy 4:29, the Word says, “But if from there you seek the Lord your God, you will find him if you look for him with all your heart and with all your soul.” (Deut. 4:29)
Just as Jeremiah instructed the exiles in Babylon and Moses prepared the Israelites for their entrance into Canaan, the same Word applies to us today regardless of where we currently sit in life– seek God and you will find Him.
If we’re not truly committed to seeking the Lord and looking for Him with all of our heart and soul (meaning 100% genuine commitment), then we can’t expect to find Him. We can’t expect to magically have this amazing bond of fellowship with Him. We can’t expect to walk in the power of His Holy Spirit. We can’t expect the application of biblical truth and wisdom to take precedence over our own understanding in our decisions. Even as He reveals Himself to us, we will often miss it. It doesn’t mean that He’s not there, but rather that our spiritual eyes, hearts, and minds are not in a place that’s ready to receive Him.
I’ve seen it happen in my own life and in the life of so many others. God’s presence, whether through the form of blessings, discipline, or other, envelop a person’s life; yet we fail to see or acknowledge Him.
“The Lord looks down from heaven on all mankind to see if there are any who understand, any who seek God” (Psalm 14:2)
If God and His presence isn’t real to us, it’s likely because we’re not willing to put real effort into finding Him. Seek God… He is seeking you!
[From December 11, 2018]