Friday, February 15, 2008
How Hard Are You Looking???
And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with ALL your heart. Jeremiah 29:13
While driving my son David to school, he pointed out a cat sleeping on the roof of a neighbors house. I was not only amused but once again amazed at my sons' ability to see things that most people do not see. David is our child that can find a needle in a haystack. This gift has been used to our family's advantage. Lost car keys...ask David. Lost permission slip...get David to help. Missing a shoe...David can find it. When we are out in a rural setting, David shows us bugs and animals that we would never ever have seen on our own.
"David, you should be some type of special investigator or detective when you grow up." I told him while turning our car onto the freeway. "Why do you say that mom?" He curiously asked. "You just have such a gift of seeing things that no one else has the ability to see." I told him. He surprised me by his relaxed reply. "Mom, anybody could see the things I see...they just don't look hard enough."
His response reminded me of God's words in Jeremiah 29:13, "And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with ALL your heart." The word seek means to diligently inquire, to pursue, to search from place to place or to hunt. God promises that we will find Him if we look for Him with all of our heart, with more than a casual glance in His direction. If we purposely fix our gaze to see and believe, He is waiting for the opportunity to show His hand in our lives. There is a saying, "Is seeing believing? No, believing is seeing." Only then will see God in ways that our imaginations couldn't begin to dream.
How hard are your looking for Jesus in your life today? Are you seeking Him like a bird dog on a hunt? Or, are you taking a casual glance at His word in between phone calls and shuttling kids from one place to another? Let today be the day that you diligently seek and pursue Him. Make a conscious effort to look for the Lord in anything and everything that may come your way. Open your eyes my friends...then stand in awe of the God who loves you and watch our all powerful God at work!
I think David said it best, "Mom, anybody could see the things I see...they just don't look hard enough."