I confess that I’m writing this post as a reminder to myself as much as to anyone else. I admit this, so my dear reader realizes that any assertions I make are personal; but if they make you think or convict your heart, then that’s cool, too.
Merriam-Webster defines the verb ‘seek’ in the following way:
: to search for (someone or something
: to try to find (someone or something)
: to ask for (help, advice, etc.)
: to try to get or achieve (something)
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I submit that much of that glory lies within our relationship with Him (God) and with others. @Grace_and_Such
So, what does seeking look like? Well, if you’ve ever played hide and seek, you know that the object of the game is to search high and low for the hiders until you find them, and if after a given time of searching with no success, you cry out for them to finally come out because the game can’t go on until all parties are home. Seeking Jesus is very similar. And the way He seeks after us is also similar. Jesus wants us to seek after Him because He has already done the heavy lifting in the relationship (because, as I said, relationship is important to Him). He made us, gave His life for us, and waits longingly, but patiently for us to notice how much He loves us, and then even calls us to Himself.
But it’s on us to respond. Okay (I’ll go singular, here), it’s on me to respond. It’s on me to taste and see that the Lord is good. That He is a refuge for me and provides for my every need. It’s on me to realize that I’m not seeking Him or loving Him well if I’m not loving others around me, and in healthy community with them. It’s on me to realize that when I seek to love Jesus, I will love others as He loves them, to the point of laying down my life for them.
It’s on me to know that while I’m super important, I’m no more important than anyone else, and it’s not (just) about me. It’s about Him.
Jesus, thank You for giving me Your grace so that I can seek Your face, love you, and pour out Your love on others. Rinse. Repeat. God, help me to realize that as Your love for me is never ending, so must my love be for you, and by extension, for others. Sanctify me in this process, dear Lord, and Holy Spirit, please fill me each day. I cannot do this without You. In your glorious name. Amen.