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Seek Me and You’ll Find Me

“And ye shall seek Me, and find Me, when you shall search for Me with all your heart” (Jeremiah 29:13)

In confusion the children of Israel wondered what happened to them. Their land had been invaded. They had been taken captive by Babylon. Had God forgotten them? Did He not care?

God sent them a message through Jeremiah the prophet, “For I know the plans I have for you… plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” (V 11 NIV) In verse 13,  God continues, “You will seek me and find me.” God put them in a situation when they had to seek Him. More than deliverance from their captivity they needed to seek Him in the midst of it.

Today, we feel that we are in captivity, perhaps to loneliness, self-pity, discouragement, disappointment, wrong attitudes, or circumstances beyond our control. We may feel God has forsaken us.

God says, “Seek Me.” Our answer does not come from people, books, tapes, or seminars, although they have a place. He is our answer.

We are to seek Him, and only Him. Paul wrote, “But Christ is all, and in all.” (Colossians 3:11) We are not to seek people, feelings, experiences but Him. “For in Christ there is all of God in human body; so you have everything when you have Christ, and you are filled with God through you union with Christ.” (Colossians 2:9-10 LB)

But our search for Him must be wholehearted – with all our heart. Seek nothing less than the Lord Jesus Himself.

In our service for the Lord, it is possible to rush from one project to another and miss Him altogether. While seeking the latest methods, plans, or programs, we can easily become frustrated and exhausted because we aren’t seeking Him. God isn’t interested in our service. He wants our lives.

Feelings diminish, experiences fade, circumstances overwhelm, but when we seek and find Him, He truly satisfies.

The psalmist wrote, “He [not material things, methods, programs, not even service] satisfieth the longing soul.” (Psalm 107:9)

Are you seeking Him? Seeking hearts will find Him and be satisfied. (”He Is Real” by Millie Stamm)