Seeking – October 7th, 2018

Seeking!

It’s Sunday morning. We rise and seek. The question, just what it is that we are seeking today. It doesn’t have to be a Sunday, it could be any day, but it is the Lord’s day.

Read on…

Note from Kip,

God, you are my God; I eagerly seek you. I thirst for you; my body faints for you in a land that is dry, desolate, and without water.

Psalms 63:1 (CSB) 

I guess we think of it more on Sundays that we do on other days. We really shouldn’t less on the other days of the week but for many like myself, Sunday mornings set the tone for the early morning, if not the whole day. We rise and we are eager to seek God’s face.

This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.

Psalms 118:24 (CSB)

After all each day we are given is a day that the Lord has presented to us, for the life he breathed into us only is lent to us for a brief time. At some point, we can’t extend of our own will that breath returns to the one who provided it to us.

For then the dust will return to the earth, and the spirit will return to God who gave it.

Ecclesiastes 12:7 (NLT)

It is God who gives us life. It is God who provides this day. It is God who provides every day. It is altogether appropriate that we seek him on His day and every day!

From one man he has made every nationality to live over the whole earth and has determined their appointed times and the boundaries of where they live. He did this so that they might seek God, and perhaps they might reach out and find him, though he is not far from each one of us.

Acts 17:26-27 (CSB)

I am not taking this passage in Acts out of context when I boil down the content to the three underscored phrases.

From one man he has made every nationality. 
He did this so that they might seek God.
He is not far from each one of us.

From Adam, all humanity was made. God made Adam desiring that humanity would seek Him. He isn’t far from any of us. The separation we sense is false, He’s right here if we only reach for Him.

“Ask, and it will be given to you. Seek, and you will find. Knock, and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.”

Matthew 7:7-8 (CSB)

It Time to Seek Him

We started today to talk about Sunday morning, but where I wanted to go was to make the point that it’s not just Sunday mornings that we should be seeking Him. It is every day, all day, all of our days.

Because our days are numbered. We have a finite number of days in which we might seek and find as stated in Matthew.

Seek the Lord while he may be found; call to him while he is near.

Isaiah 55:6 (CSB)

Acts 17:27 says that He is near us right now, we only need to reach out to find Him. But if we tarry to the point where he calls the spirit given to us to return to him (Ecclesiastes 12:7), we’ve waited too long and the opportunity to seek will have passed.

Seek. Seek God while He is near. It doesn’t require a morning, a Sunday, a building, or a great spiritual leader to find Him. We only need to find ourselves ‘Seeking’ God and His Grace through the sacrifice of His Son Jesus Christ.

Doing so, we will have every reason to praise and glorify the Son, and awake every morning once again ‘Seeking!’

Blessings,
kip…


 

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