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What Does it Mean to Seek God?

You often hear 2 Chronicles 7:14 quoted by those talking about seeking God for revival:

“If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.”

But what does it mean to seek God? 

Before answering this question, we need to understand the “Why?” issue. Not why would anyone seek after God, but specifically, “Why am I feeling compelled to seek after Him?”

Trying to wrap our minds around the answer will lead us to the first step of seeking Him.

Bottom line: If you are feeling compelled to seek God, it is only because He has first sought you out for Himself 

Let the magnitude of that statement sink in.

Don’t miss it.

You will never seek, hunger for, or run after, the Almighty without Him first wooing and calling you to Himself.  

Scripture tells us that we won’t turn to God on our own; our natural inclination is self-dependence and self-absorption.

But He mercifully steps into our self absorbed-lives to wake us up to His reality.

He places a glorious tent of sparkling lights above our heads to arrest our attention and woo us with the wonder of His artistry.

He sends the cool wind to caress the face and turn it upward in worship.

He invites us to bend the knee in wonder at the sight of a newborn and the miracle of new life.

His fingerprints can be seen all over creation. He leaves invitations to seek Him in the smallest particle and shouts His glory to us from the farthest regions of space.

And when His invitations cause us to shake off our narcissistic reverie long enough to notice Him, He sends His Spirit to open our eyes and gives us grace to enter into relationship with Him.

So make no mistake, when we are being drawn to “seek Him” it is only because He first sought us. We seek Him in response to His invitation.

When I hear a woman say things like: “I don’t want to miss out on all He has for me! I want to know Him more and experience intimacy with Him.” I get excited because I know God is at work! She is being drawn by the Spirit to taste more deeply of Christ. She’s received an invitation to come up close and learn more.

Tomorrow, I’ll share with you some elements involved in seeking Him—but today I hope you’ll share with me from your heart . . . 

Are you seeking Him? How are you doing that?

4 Comments

  • DRO

    Oh I am seeking him.. No I’m running to him with Tears down from my eyes and out of my Heart that is Broken. My Husband is in deep decption and bondage to lust or maybe under something… .Our counsler has said, Its not about me. or my marrigage Now… .It is about My Husband Soul and depravity. Its about my Husband makeing some choices which is one to Surrender his life and Control to Jesus and accept and make him Lord. and then Choose to be Married… I have done the work and allowed growth to happen and my relationship with Jesus has only gotten stronger. However, Its as Dark as it could be in my Life right now. AS I don’t know what is going to happen… My husband is back in town and will go see our Counsler on Sat. Jan 5. 3:00 PM My husband says He has no Peace and when he looks at me is Guilt ridden.. No passion or desire for me… However, there was a time where He would say to me “ Dana there is no One who could Love you as much as I do”…. Now he feels that He just doesn’t connect with me.. and is Constanly tense and Agitated.. I can’t even say what just happend with My Husband.. and the Choice and what he expressed to someone that showed up to his Hotel Room… and Now seems to be a Soul mate… Part of me is like..God where were you.. But I can honestly say that God knows me.. Espically over the last yr. Ive been able to become into such a intimate relationship with Christ… Now, I’m giving the Sacrifice of Praise… SO many mixed emotions Im feeling… .I don’t want my family to break up.. I want to be Loved for me and I want to Give Love becuase I’m so full of Christs Love… I”m Scared.. I have had great expectation and Faith for Restoration of my marriage up until this last event… which has devistated me and raped me of my dignity and Loyalty… I’m Not one to post things but I really need as well as My Husband and family need any and all prayers… Thank you.

  • Kimberly Wagner

    Oh, precious sister,

    I am so sorry for the pain you are experiencing today. I am thankful to hear you are pressing into Christ and experiencing the loving comfort that only the Father can bring, but I know this is so very hard.

    I am thankful that your husband is willing to see your counselor. I am writing the date and time down in my prayer journal and will be praying for God to speak to your husband before, during, and after, that session. But, Dana, even if your husband continues in his sin, even if you see no outward evidence of God’s work . . . trust the truth of His Word. He is at work. He sees, He knows, and He cares. Cling to Him and His truth–that is where your peace and direction come from.

    This is the promise God laid on my heart to share with you today:
    “This God—His way is perfect; the word of the LORD proves true; He is a shield for all those who take refuge in Him.” (Psalm 18:30)

    Just this morning, I’ve been studying what it means for God to be our shield. He is our protective covering, our faithful barrier and defense. His Word proves to be true and He longs for us to take refuge in Him.

    Praying for you now, dear one, as you find shelter in the safety of Him–your shield, and look to Him as your refuge ~