We are seeking something every day, all the time.
We look for items to wear, things to eat, places to go.
We search for work, gifts, helpful things to use.
We use the search bars on our phones and computers.
We seek advice, wisdom, comfort.
We search for information and knowledge.
Depending on what we seek, we do so for our good or to our detriment.
And then, based on where we seek “wisdom” or pleasure, we grow wise, or we become fools.
We increase our strength and our ability to stand, or we weaken our ability to walk secure.
We increase our capacity to investigate and gain insight, or we adhere to the “easy” and lack discernment.
We walk in the light, or we hide in darkness.
We choose to love others, or we choose to love self; and that, in many ways, is dependent on our fear of God or our fear of man.
We intentionally choose to do what we know we should do, or we rationalize and intentionally go our own way.
We choose to feed our faith in the God who is Lord, or we choose to feed fear or anger.
We choose to let the Lord comfort us with His Word, or we seek comfort in the places that never satisfy and can rob us of the joy, comfort, and peace of walking in the light of His Truth.
We allow the Spirit of God to embolden us against the meager attempts of the enemy of our souls, or we give way to the desires of our hearts that are contrary to His.
We can even seek good things, but if we are not seeking the Source of all good things, it will always be watered down and/or we will make it the ultimate thing to our detriment. And when the time comes to choose, we will not draw from that well of strength but from broken cisterns.
Sometimes we thirst for and so seek distraction.
Sometimes we thirst for and so seek comfort.
Sometimes we thirst for and so seek presence.
May we intentionally search for that which will strengthen our souls and deepen our relationship with the Lord Himself, Maker of heaven and earth and Mighty God, and with those to whom we are committed – our spouse, our family, our friends – rather than seeking out distractions that deepen our self-focus and quite often devour what is good, leaving a trail of tears.
May we intentionally seek out the well that is full of Living Water rather than the pail of dry dust.
May we intentionally search for the God Who is I Am and Who is our Sure Hope.
“Seek the Lord while He may be found; call upon Him while He is near…” Isaiah 55:6
“O God, you are my God; earnestly I seek you; my soul thirsts for you; my flesh faints for you,
as in a dry and weary land where there is no water.” Psalm 63:1
“In the morning, O LORD, You hear my voice; at daybreak I lay my plea before You and wait in expectation.” Psalm 5:3
“I seek You with all my heart; do not let me stray from Your commands.
“Your Word have I hidden in my heart that I might not sin against You.” Psalm 119:10-11