You will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart.
Some things are just never done and this is one, “seeking God with a whole heart.” I can remember when God taught me this truth so many years ago. If I was to try and share the number of times that He has given me a refresher course, this page would not be big enough.
I said to the Him, “Lord, why do I need to seek after You when I am saved and already know You?” He answered, “Yes, you’re saved but do you really think that you know Me [God] to the point that you do not need to seek more of Me to have greater knowledge of Me?” I came to understanding that day. It was akin to Moses saying to the Lord:
“One day Moses said to the Lord, “You have been telling me, ‘Take these people up to the Promised Land.’ But you haven’t told me whom you will send with me. You have told me, ‘I know you by name, and I look favorably on you.’ 13 If it is true that you look favorably on me, let me know your ways so I may understand you more fully and continue to enjoy your favor. And remember that this nation is your very own people (Exodus 33:12-13).”
So here is Moses who God appeared to in a burning bush and who performed all manner of miraculous signs and wonders in the land of Egypt against Pharaoh and all his servants as the Lord spoke with him and gave instructions. And this Moses was asking to to know God better?!? Surely, I best seek to know Him more fully as well!
This is exciting for God has said: “But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord.”
The Lord also gives us a great promise and warning as spoken to Solomon:
“And Solomon, my son, learn to know the God of your ancestors intimately. Worship and serve him with your whole heart and a willing mind. For the Lord sees every heart and knows every plan and thought. If you seek him, you will find Him. But if you forsake him, he will reject you forever (1 Chronicles 28:9).
So this morning, I sing out with the Psalmist:
O God, You are my God;
I earnestly search for You.
My soul thirsts for You;
my whole body longs for You
in this parched and weary land
where there is no water.
2 I have seen You in Your sanctuary
and gazed upon Your power and glory.
3 Your unfailing love is better than life itself;
how I praise You!
4 I will praise You as long as I live,
lifting up my hands to You in prayer.
5 You satisfy me more than the richest feast.
I will praise You with songs of joy.
6 I lie awake thinking of You,
meditating on You through the night.
7 Because You are my helper,
I sing for joy in the shadow of Your wings.
8 I cling to You;
Your strong right hand holds me securely.
9 But those plotting to destroy me will come to ruin.
They will go down into the depths of the earth.
10 They will die by the sword
and become the food of jackals.
11 But the king will rejoice in God.
All who swear to tell the truth will praise Him,
while liars will be silenced. Psalm 63