And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.
From our anchored Scripture God reveals Himself to those who search for Him with all their hearts. God requires absolute devotion from us to find Him. It is only when we know God, that we know His Ways, and we can only know Him by earnestly seeking Him. Throughout the Bible, God promises that those who seek Him will find Him. In Deuteronomy 4:28–29, He explained to the Israelites that they would find Him when they turned from their sin and sought Him with all their hearts and souls. In the book of 2 Chronicles 15:2, King Asa gained encouragement from a similar promise.
The key to finding God is to put all our heart into it, that is we value God and our relationship with Him more than anything else. In Matthew 13:45-46 Jesus said “Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a merchant man, seeking goodly pearls: Who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had, and bought it.” Certain things are worth going great lengths to find. When we seek for something, we usually leave every other thing we are doing until we find that which we seek. For example, when a man is after a woman he likes, he will go all out and do everything he knows to do best to get that woman. Likewise, when we spend time with God, we are sowing seeds that will produce a good harvest in our lives. As we stay determined and persistent, we will reach the point where we will understand more of God’s Word, as we enjoy our relationship with Him, hearing His Voice more and more. How committed are we to the Almighty God and to His work? How intimate is our relationship with God and His Word? No matter how many principles and formulas we learn, we will never have lasting victory in our Christian life without spending time in fellowship with the Lord. It has now become a norm where many believers seek God halfheartedly, or to seek His Hand and Blessings, forgetting that it is written in Matthew 6:33 “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” We can be grateful, knowing that when we seek Him and His righteousness, we will find Him and all other things will be added to our lives.
Beloved, as man search for gold, silver and other hidden treasure with diligence, likewise search for God with eagerness and with a hearty desire to find Him for those who seek Him with all their heart finds Him. Draw nigh with a true heart and call upon Him in truth and He will grant you His Presence, favor you with fresh supplies of His Grace, and everything needful for your life. Seek Him through His Word, worship, praise, in your daily life, and you will find Him. Today, as you seek God with all your heart, He will visit your situation with His Fire in the mighty Name of Jesus. Remember, seek Him in true surrender and adoration and over time, you will know Him on a deeper level as He restores your fortunes.
O Lord, help me to seek You with all my heart in Jesus’ Name.