Seek is a verb. It’s meaning is to attempt to find or attempt or desire to obtain or achieve. Also, ask for (something) from someone. When adding “ing” to any verb, the word meaning becomes a continuous action.
I’ve never thought about this word much. Reading a verse this morning, this word – not even being in the verse – was brought to my attention. As if God said it to me, Himself.
I can seek God every day, but am I seeking God? When I get up in the morning, I eventually seek Him, I always do…but am I seeking? I begin my day with redundant chores, making coffee, then beginning my morning studies. But during all the chores and other tasks, am I seeking? I believe this train of thinking could make a huge difference in my time with God. It can strengthen my relationship with Him. It could change my attitude and my behaviors, and my relationship with others. It could change my decisions. I shouldn’t just seek Him, I should be seeking Him. Seeking Him every moment of my day, 24/7.
Can you imagine the difference our lives would change, if we would continuously seek Him? It’s a very convicting thought.
God doesn’t take temptation from us, He delivers us from it. We are not robots or His puppets, so we must always seek God’s will in order to make righteous decisions. If we are not seeking God in the moments of trial and frustration, we act out in violence and anger. And we make sinful decisions. We have sinful thoughts. We cause hurt! Not only to others, but to ourselves. If we are continuously seeking God, and we are obedient, we become and remain Christ-like.
1 John 3:3 says, “all who have this hope in Him purify themselves, just as He is pure.”
We must remain seeking. We must continuously seek.
This morning, I laid in bed a few minutes in prayer before beginning my day. I got up, fed our dogs, started coffee, let out dogs out, and noticed the sky. It was stunning. Literally, I was stunned. I couldn’t move. I was in awe. All I could do was stare. Why is the sky so beautiful in the mornings, and in the evenings? Just as the Sun says, “good morning”, and “good night”. But not as beautiful during the day? Is God trying to grab our attention? Is He reminding us of Himself before we begin our day? Is He reminding us of Himself before we end our day? To be grateful for the day, and to be thankful for the day? I believe so.
Like an alarm clock, the sun is a reminder that His everlasting love is always present. Yes, some days it’s overcast and rainy. And the sunset and sunrise are hidden from our view. But God is always there! And it’s during those times of clouds and rain, that faith remains; and reminds us He will be forever. Amen.