We are told that to know God we must seek Him.  So, we pray, read the bible, meditate, spend time with other believers, attend bible studies and church.  Yet, with all that, do we really seek Him?  To seek Him is not meant to be a passive activity.  We are to strive after and diligently search for Him.

To strive after something is to use effort and energy.  It is to labor and struggle and fight to receive something valuable, a prize or reward, a gift.

When we search for something we go looking. We look everywhere.  We dig and uncover and sort through things to find what we are searching for. We make a careful and thorough investigation and examination of the facts.

God knows us.  He does not need to seek and strive to know us. He created us.  He knows us before we are born.  And He wants us to know Him.

God is easy to find.  Yet, He is not easy to know.  He is complex; commanding and compassionate, demanding and loving, majestic and simple, authoritative and forgiving. He seems to be contrary, reactionary, unreasonable, capricious.  However, in truth, He is absolute, constant, never-changing, perfect.

When we patiently persist and persevere as we seek Him, He will reveal Himself and we will know Him.

You will seek Me and find Me,

when you seek Me with all your heart

Jeremiah 29:13

I wonder if I have labored like this?

I wonder if my spiritual muscles have ever ached because of my seeking?

Just wondering…

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8 thoughts on “Seeking God, part 1…

  1. Thanks for visit my blog. Hope I may bring a chuckle to your day. There is much wisdom in what you say here. Cah4el is inspiring as I see you follow her. Blessings.

  2. “God is easy to find. Yet, He is not easy to know. He is complex; commanding and compassionate, demanding and loving, majestic and simple, authoritative and forgiving. He seems to be contrary, reactionary, unreasonable, capricious. However, in truth, He is absolute, constant, never-changing, perfect. ”
    So true Patricia. What a good word! So many have given up the search because of how God “looks” on the surface. But only through digging deep do the rich truths about our loving God come to the surface! Oh I want to KNOW HIM!

    1. True jelillie, when some find God they don’t take the time to “know” Him.

      So many disillusioned and disappointed people just because don’t go beyond,”Hello, how are You?”

  3. Dimple, Thanks for your insight. You are right about the work we do and how Mary was an example of another kind of work. Which is the work I am refering to here. The work that is not seen by others but by God.

    Seeking Him to truly know Him is hard work!

  4. What you say here has merit. Sometimes, the hardest work in seeking God is to cease from our labor and do only what He tells us to do. It is easy to be busy doing work for God–those things which you mentioned in the beginning–and yet Mary, when she sat at Jesus’ feet, chose the good part, and Jesus would not take it from her.

    We are trained to work, and that work is good; and it is good! It’s just that sometimes the work which is needful is invisible to everyone but God.

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