March 3 ~ Everyday Gospel ~ Seek

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Continuing with yesterday’s thoughts about Jesus seeking us, we are also encouraged to seek Him.

We won’t do this until God begins to work on our hearts, for no one seeks God on their own accord. Which means, even if we have a curiosity about God, that is evidence that He is already at work drawing us towards Himself.

There are so many things we seek on a daily basis –

  • Love
  • Acceptance
  • Material gain
  • Improved health
  • Rest

…and so much more.

These are not necessarily bad things, however, none of them will satisfy and fulfill us – not long term. If we’re seeking something that will last, here’s what Jesus said, “But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.” (Matthew‬ ‭6:33‬)

Everything we really need is already ours in Christ. Our tendency, though, is to go after things that are a poor substitute, and so much less than what God has already made provision for in our lives.

Here’s what God says, “You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart.” (Jeremiah‬ ‭29:13‬) Ultimately it’s about relationship. God desires a relationship with us, but He does not force himself on us – that’s not love.

Today’s Good News is God can (and wants) to be found. He is the one that stirs our hearts to seek Him. When we look, we will find Him. When we trust in His provision we will find that we already have all we need. Anything we believe is lacking, is not.

By the way, God is not stingy, just providing the bare minimum. He provides exactly what we need, as we need it. In fact, He provides more than we need.

“For the LORD God is our sun and our shield. He gives us grace and glory. The LORD will withhold no good thing from those who do what is right.” ~ Psalms‬ ‭84:11

“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.” ~ John‬ ‭10:10‬

That’s Good News!

 

#EverydayGospel

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