Seeking Him

By: Dr. Jeff Fuller

A.W. Tozer wrote, “Consider how thirsty the friends of God were for God Himself!  The great difference between us and Abraham, David and Paul is that they sought Him and found Him.  We accept Him and seek Him no more.”

David was a man who was called “A Man After God’ Own Heart.”  He wrote much of the Psalms where we find strength, encouragement, help in the midst of difficult times in our lives.  We learn from David these “situations” are of our own making, the majority of the time.

Yet, David would lift up his eyes to heaven and say:

“I will praise the LORD at all times; His praise will always be on my lips. I will boast in the LORD; the humble will hear and be glad. Proclaim Yahweh’s greatness with me; let us exalt His name together. I sought the LORD, and He answered me and delivered me from all my fears. Those who look to Him are radiant with joy; their faces will never be ashamed. This poor man cried, and the LORD heard ⌊him⌋ and saved him from all his troubles. The Angel of the LORD encamps around those who fear Him, and rescues them. Taste and see that the LORD is good. How happy is the man who takes refuge in Him!”

Psalm 34:1-8 (HCSB)

For a man entrenched in ups and downs of life, he was an individual who knew where his help came from; he knew he was not alone.

He would also write:

“The LORD looks down from heaven on the human race to see if there is one who is wise, one who seeks God.”

Psalm 14:2 (HCSB)

He desires we seek Him.  In the good times where the blessings are flowing freely, where life is going on a pleasant path and there is not pain or sorrow, it is so easy to enjoy such a life.  Yet, when life crumbles, pain comes, sorrow constricts then we go looking for God; asking the questions pressing in on our mind.  In these times we accuse God, we complain of our lot in life, we are prone to thumb our nose at the God who has been with us all along.

It was He who was walking along the beautiful path enjoying the sunshine and giving us a slight smile.  He is also the one who is walking with us in the troubles, the difficult times and at times holding us or carrying us, but we were not even aware.

We must make it a practice to seek Him in all our ways.  We must do as the men of old who sought God in various places, at various times.  We must do as the Savior said and seek God first in all our ways, knowing God is the only way to find comfort.

“But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be provided for you.”

Matthew 6:33 (HCSB)

It was Isaiah who reminds us to seek God.

“Seek the LORD while He may be found; call to Him while He is near. Let the wicked one abandon his way and the sinful one his thoughts; let him return to the LORD, so He may have compassion on him, and to our God, for He will freely forgive.”

Isaiah 55:6-7 (HCSB)

I encourage you today to make it a practice to seek Him!  Do it through a personal study of God’s precious Word by developing a time spent with Him.  Seek Him through a time spent in corporate Worship with the Family of God, in such a place you will find the help you need for your personal daily walk with God.  Take time to seek Him through wise counsel and time with fellow believers who have demonstrate to you they have been with Jesus.

As you follow a life of seeking God, you will find what you need for life and enjoy the abundant blessings which come through the good and the bad of life.

Until next time…

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