Seek the Lord while you can find Him. Call on Him now while He is near. – (Isaiah 55:6, NLT)
So you should look for the Lord before it is too late. You should call to Him now, while He is near. – (Isaiah 55:6, ERV)
Seek God while He’s here to be found, pray to Him while He’s close at hand. – (Isaiah 55:6, MSG)
God does not move away from us, yet the choices we make can create barriers that make seeking Him and hearing His voice more and more difficult. When we understand the greatness of God, and how good He is, it becomes increasingly more important that we call on the Lord often and keep short accounts. As we do, we remove that which hinders our hearts from seeking and hearing God, and remain ever aware of His nearness. Conversely, when we sit in our sin or get so caught up in the hectic pace of life that we neglect to acknowledge our need for God, He begins to feel far away. We are created to commune with our Creator. May we seek the Lord with our whole hearts, as He is always close at hand and ready to hear us.
Be not too busy,
To seek the Lord’s face;
For He is waiting,
With mercy and grace.
We must keep seeking,
It’s where faith is found;
God’s ever present,
His love shall abound.
Let us not neglect,
To pray to the Lord;
We need know He’s near,
To find hope restored.
Dear Heavenly Father, thank You that when we seek You, we find You. Thank You that as we call on Your Name, we come to know Your nearness. Forgive us for staying stuck in our own sin, or for allowing the hectic pace of life to keep us from seeking You. Teach us to make You a priority, as knowing Your presence matters most. Help us to seek You in all things, so that we would know Your heart to guide us. Show us how to love those around us in tangible ways that make Your nearness known. May many come into a lasting relationship with You. Be glorified O God, as we seek You and find You, as we seek You with all of our heart. Amen.
The joy of the Lord is your strength. – Nehemiah 8:10