Do you even seek Him? In His Word 1-27-14

Do you even Seek Him?-In His Word 1/27/2014

Seek the Lord while you can find him.

Seek the Lord while you can find him. Call on him now while He is near. Let the wicked change their ways, and banish the very thought of doing wrong. Let them turn to the Lord that He may have mercy on them. Yes, turn to our God for He will forgive generously. Isaiah 55:5-7

Then he saw wisdom and evaluated it. He set it in place and examined it thoroughly. And this is what he says to all humanity; ‘The fear of the Lord is true wisdom; to forsake evil is real understanding.’ Job 28:27-28

Give thanks to the Lord and proclaim His greatness. Let the whole world know what He has done. Sing to Him; yes, sing His praises. Tell everyone about his wonderful deeds. Exult in His holy name; rejoice you who worship the Lord. Search for the Lord and for His strength; continually seek Him.
Remember the wonders He has performed, His miracles, and the rulings He has given, you children of his servant Abraham, you descendants of Jacob, his chosen ones.
 Psalm 105: 1-5

Do you even seek Him? I asked myself this today as I read the scriptures above; do you really seek the Lord? Or do you just blab at him now and again as you feel the role you live in life makes you do? I mean it is so simple to merely kneel and pray “Dear God, thank you for today, give us this day the needs you have planned to give us and direct our paths…” and then stop there. But do you really seek Him?

The Word of God tells us to seek Him. He personally tells us to seek Him and our response is to be “Lord, Your face will I seek.”

But don’t just listen to God’s word. You must do what it says. Otherwise, you are only fooling yourselves; for if you listen to the word and don’t obey, it is like glancing at your face in a mirror.  You see yourself, walk away, and forget what you look like. James 1:22-24.

When we take the time... I know it always seems to be about time. God deals in time and heart matters I am finding. He wants us to seek Him with all of our hearts, minds, souls and strength; That takes a lot of time!
So I ask again; do you even seek Him?

Let’s check and see what it takes to be seeking Him.
First according to the scriptures we are to give Him thanks.
Then we are to sing to Him, sing His praises. Psalm 105 also says to tell every one of His great and wonderful deeds, or things He has done in our lives.
We are to search for Him. For when we seek Him we will find him when we search for Him with our whole heart. So, this tells us that we need to look for Him, I find that usually the best place to ‘find’ the Lord is in His Word. One reason I like to leave Bibles out all over my house is so that I can sit down for a break and pick up a Word Sandwich to give me strength for the day; Seeking Him in His Word gives us strength!

So what other ways can we seek the Lord?
We have found that when we worship and praise Him we can seek Him; and when we knee in prayer and stay there for a while we can bask in His presence.
Have you ever done that? Knelt, stood, or even laid there while praying or praising Him and just remaining there knowing that He was right there with you hearing not only your words of your mouth but the meditation of your heart? 
You know that you are truly seeking the Lord when you can feel His presence.
You know that you are truly seeking Him when you stop talking and can relax knowing that He will receive your requests and He will already begin working on it.
You know that you are truly seeking Him when you get up from prayer, praise or whatever you are doing and you feel changed.

Think about it for a  moment; Moses was changed when he came face to face; His hair turned white and his face shown with the countenance of the Holy Spirit.
David was changed when he prayed until something happened. 
Jacob knew he had sought God when He wrestled with him until dawn and He was changed because from then on Jacob walked with a limp!
Saul was changed into Paul when he entered the presence of Jesus.
You and I are changed when we take, make , put forth the effort to spend time really truly seeking Him and remaining in His presence according to His Word.

Seek Him today while He may be found; the time will come when heaven will be shut up and we will not be able to find Him. Take the time to seek Him now, while He is near; stop and wait until you hear that still small voice.
Give Him your heart, mind soul and strength; He will never forsake you for doing so.

Dear Heavenly Father, Your Word tells us to seek Your Face, and so Your face will we seek today. Give us a moment with you that we may be changed, in Jesus’ name, amen.

Suggested Reading; Psalm 105:1-45, James 1:1-27, Isaiah 55:1-13 and  1 Chronicles 22:1-19