It is March. People are talking about shamrocks and spring, rainbows and pots of gold found at the end of them. The seeking begins—for a new season, state titles for sports teams, glittery prom dresses, graduation invitations, and destinations for summer vacations. We are looking ahead to the future, searching and searching for something to fill our needs and satisfy us. Someone else is seeking, too—God. He is seeking to know us and love us. He has just what we need and what would satisfy us. And wonderfully, He is not elusive like a pot of gold or some other treasure. He is right there to be found, if only we look.
The Call to the Seekers (book excerpt)
He is seeking our hearts and relationships with us. He knows what we need and is able to do miracles to meet our individual needs. Many examples of His individualized care have been recorded throughout history—in the pages of journals, newspapers, biographies, history books, and the Bible. Sometimes, the care has come in the forms of jobs, material goods, miracles of healing, or someone’s arrival at just the right moment. I have seen provision for my family that has ranged from things as large as a house and land to as small as a pair of toddler’s socks, some contact lenses, and a few words on a page. I am quite sure, too, that there are other larger and smaller things of which I may never be made aware. May we be seekers of God’s kingdom and His righteousness, and He in His divine wisdom will provide what we need (Matt. 6:33). May we come to Him as a new pursuit or as the culmination of what we have been searching for all along. Let us not hide from His light and His love. “Seek the LORD while He may be found, Call upon Him while He is near” (Isa. 55:6 NKJV).
Francee Strain, No Ordinary Invitation: Called to Live a Life of Eternal Purpose, (Bloomington, IN: WestBow Press, 2017), 57-8.
Photo by Francee Strain