We seek happiness, love, peace, companionship, friendship, security.
We are born seekers.
But it’s easy to get confused about what is really important to seek after. Our search for the things that satisfy the heart and meet our real needs is often unfulfilled. Our search for meaning and happiness often ends in frustration.
As I read this morning I came to these words in the book of Zephaniah, “Seek the Lord, all you humble of the land, you who do what he commands. Seek righteousness, Seek humility;” I was struck by the invitation to seek and the direction in which way to look. It’s natural to be a seeker, but we don’t always know where to look.
As children we all played “hide and seek”. We are seekers by nature. There is a natural thrill in the hunt, the quest, as we seek out that hidden treasure.
It was interesting to notice that God is not only inviting us to seek, but he helps us with where to look. And so I thought, is this seeker invitation in other places? Does God invite our search and does he help us with clues to the quest? If seeking is part of who we are and invited by the God who made us, does he also help us with our quest? Here are just a few of the clues that I found,
God looks down from heaven on all mankind to see if there are any who understand, any who seek God.
But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.
And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.
As I went on my own quest for this theme of a seeker it was all through the bible! To be a seeker is natural, to be invited by God to be a seeker fits well with how we are made, but to help us he gave us clues about what to seek.
We are, by nature, seekers of things. God invites us to be seekers of relationship. We search out external happiness. God invites us to seek internal happiness. We make our search about US.
God invites us to seek HIM.
Seek Him. In our quest for happiness, peace, comfort, joy, and a hundred other things we find ourselves exhausted with our quest. It’s simply not enough to fill our empty hearts, but God invites a much simpler search…a search for him, and in that quest for him we find everything else we were seeking after. It is, finally and ultimately, all about him.
Seek Him, and in that quest you will find everything else as well.
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