You will seek Me and find Me when you seek Me with all of your heart. – (Jeremiah 29:13, NIV)
You will search for Me, and when you search for Me with all your heart, you will find Me. – (Jeremiah 29:13, ERV)
If you look for Me wholeheartedly, you will find Me. – (Jeremiah 29:13, NLT)
When we seek the Lord with our whole heart, we discover more than we could have hoped or imagined. He is faithful to make His presence known in the places where we pursue the Lord. Because God is omnipresent, He will be found wherever we choose to search for Him. Over the weekend, I stumbled upon the movie, “Evan Almighty”, as I was doing some things around the house. There was one particular scene that helped drive home the point that God is everywhere. Evan, the main character, who had been asked by God to take on a monumental feat, could not help but see God everywhere He looked, as he wrestled with the decision. Though not necessarily doctrinally sound, the illustration held in that scene demonstrated that God is indeed, everywhere. Additionally, it showed that each time the main character sought the Lord, he found Him and discovered that the power to accomplish what is asked of us, comes from God. May we ever seek the Lord with our whole heart, as He will be found by all who earnestly seek Him.
Found by those who seek,
The Lord’s ever near;
With heart full of love,
And listening ear.
When we choose to pray,
Each prayer to God heard;
Faithful, He listens,
To each offered word.
So, let us choose seek,
For God will be found;
In love, He’s waiting,
Through Whom grace abounds.
Dear Heavenly Father, thank You that when we seek You with our whole heart, we find You. Thank You that You are willing, present and available, always. Thank You that You hear our every call, and You are faithful to make Your nearness known. Forgive us for attempting to navigate on our own, as Your love is ever willing to make the way known. Teach us to trust You more, so that we would seek You in all things and at all times. Show us how to love those around us in ways that make Your presence tangible. May many come into a lasting relationship with You. Be glorified O God, as we seek You with all that we are and give You praise for Your faithful presence that meets us each time we ask. Amen.
© Shannon Elizabeth Grabrick and Revelations in Writing, May 2011 – present
Look to the Lord and His strength; seek His face always. – 1 Chronicles 16:11