Yesterday we made reference to the childhood game of Hide and Seek as we considered the phrase: Ready or Not.
Is finding God like the childhood game?
I don’t think so, and here’s why.
When I began my faith journey, two Bible references were laid into my foundation.
Seek the Lord while he may be found; call on him while he is near (Isaiah 55:6, NIV).
God did this so that they would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from any one of us (Acts 17:27, NIV).
Our being able to find God is of primary importance to him. We were created for relationship with him–and with each other.
It’s so important, we’re so important, that the often quoted verse from John’s gospel tells us he gave his son for us to not only know who he is and how he is, but so that we could have that relationship–now and forever.
Jesus wanted us to understand this principle and made it clear in his teaching we refer to as the Sermon on the Mount: Seek and you will find (Matthew 7:7).
So in these season of focus, what are you seeking? Who are you seeking? If you are seeking God, you will find him.