Seek the Lord while He may be found; call to Him while He is near. – (Isaiah 55:6, HCSB)
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)
So turn your attention and seek the Eternal One while it is still possible; call on Him while He is nearby. – (Isaiah 55:6, VOICE)
The thing about this is that God is eternal and we are not. We all have an expiration date that we cannot predict. Our time to seek the Lord is now, and we can call on Him, for He is near. As we pray, we discover His nearness. This is not about being or doing enough, but rather taking the opportunity to get to know the Creator of all, personally. He knows us far better than we know ourselves and has a plan and a purpose for our lives. That being said, God is not pushy or demanding, and He did not create us to be robots. We were each individually designed with gifts and talents and a free will. It is up to us to seek Him to get to know Him. The more we know Him, the more we want to know Him. God’s grace, goodness, kindness and love go far beyond what we can comprehend. When our attention is directed to Him and our focus on being still before Him, we grow in our understanding and our heart grows in our own capacity to love as He loves us. May we ever turn our attention to God and seek Him, for He is faithful to meet us each time we do.
As we seek the Lord,
He’s near to be found;
Our time has limits,
Hope in Him is sound.
God is eternal,
On earth, we are not;
Our hope forever,
Granted as He’s sought.
So, turn to Jesus,
Lord God on His throne;
He’s waiting for us,
To make His heart known.
Dear Heavenly Father, thank You that as we seek You, You meet us and reveal more and more of Yourself to us. Thank You that we have access to You at all times and in all places. Forgive us for taking Your nearness for granted, or for assuming we will always have more time later to do what ought to be done now. Teach us to seek You with intention; to purposefully sit in Your presence and listen to Your leading. Show us how to love those around us as You do. May many come into a lasting relationship with You. Be glorified O God, as we seek You and spend time in Your presence now, for we know not what tomorrow may hold. Amen.
© Shannon Elizabeth Grabrick and Revelations in Writing, May 2011 – present
Search for the Lord and for His strength; seek His face always. – Psalm 105:4