Seeking God to Know 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 (NIV)
Many Christians spend all their time seeking what God has to give them and no time seeking God himself.
When you’re praying for healing and restoration, it’s okay to want a miracle! But, when that’s all we ever got to God for, that’s not really a relationship. We should seek God, not just his blessing. We should pursue him to get to know him.
“I love those who love me, and those who seek me find me” (Proverbs 8:17 NIV).
Seek God. That means that, whether or not you get the answer you want, you’ll find joy in knowing God better. God isn’t a pastime or an accessory.
I encourage you to make knowing God your number one goal in life. Not success. Not happiness. You seek God, not those things. Those things are the byproducts. Happiness is a byproduct of knowing God. Confidence is a byproduct of knowing God.
It’s rare to find someone who’s earnest about seeking God. Most of us want just enough of God to bless us, but not to change us.
But, let me tell you, if you are a real friend of God, you won’t live a life of fear, because you know the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords is on your side. If you want to get to a place of peace and hope regardless of your circumstances, get to know God.
“O God, you are my God; I earnestly search for you. My soul thirsts for you; my whole body longs for you in this parched and weary land where there is no water.” (Psalm 63:1)
Is that how you feel about seeking God? Does your soul thirst for more of him?
If not, that’s okay. Just start seeking him today. Talk to him today. Ask him for that desire and hunger to grow in relationship with him. Make time for him today. The more time you spend with God and encounter his goodness, the more you will desire him.
You don’t become an Olympic athlete in your spare time.
In the same way, you don’t become a fully devoted follower of Christ by giving him your leftovers.