Have you ever misplaced something? You were ready to leave home and suddenly, you realized that you forgot something. Your keys are not in your purse or pocket; but why would this be of any surprise? It’s Monday, right? Of course, the morning did not start as planned, you were rushing – and it’s time to get to work NOW or traffic on the freeway will be horrible. Your keys are not where you last remembered. You check under sofa pillows, on the floor, in the garbage, inside the dirty clothes hamper, your purse, you ask the children – all while racking your brain to recall the last jacket (or purse) you wore, so you can check those places as well. You were seeking, diligently (with intent and purpose).
John 4:23-24 (NKJV)
But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him. God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.”
Imagine God searching for someone to worship Him.
He is diligently pursuing someone who desires to connect with Him, so that He can reveal His work through us. The key is that we desire Him.
“So I say to you, ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. Luke 11:9 (NKJV)
If WE seek, we will find.
If We knock, the door will open.
These acts of faith require us to make the first move.
God is seeking for you today. He is searching diligently for someone to just worship Him. After all He does for us, the least we can do is offer Him a moment. Better yet I dare you to put on your headphones in the cubicle while at work and play your favorite worship song. Think about where you were this time last year in your life and where you are today. You gone mess around and forget your problem and focus on the problem solver. You may have to take a quick break to the bathroom, go into one of those stalls and get your praise on.
God has a reward for your diligent search of Him.
But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him. Hebrews 11:6 (NKJV)
Let’s pray: Lord, I just want to take this time to say thank you! I really can’t say it enough. How you care for us and love us so. Oftentimes that love is distorted by an illusion the enemy sends. He has us looking at the circumstances, questioning you as to why things have not changed. Then, you send someone, your messenger, to share with us that you see our afflictions and pain and you know what we are dealing with. You know what we are acquainted with. You always provide a message of hope just to let us know not to give up on you. To doubt who you are is complete foolery.
The sun has been shining for centuries – no man can do that!
The moon and stars have aligned in various formations from the beginning; no man can do that.
Forgive us for diligently seeking spouses, businesses, acceptance amongst our peers, more than your presence. For you can cause us to have favor with you and man. If we truly sought your presence and humbled ourselves, the changes and the impact we desire to see in our community would occur. You told us if we humbled ourselves, sought you, and prayed, you would heal the land (2 Chronicles 7:14). So, the question is if we haven not witnessed a change in the land, are we truly seeking you for guidance? There are no words to describe who you are and what you do. Lord, you leave me speechless. I cannot live without you and quite honestly, I do not want to try; I have been down that road already and it proved to be eternally destructive. Holy Spirit, I ask that would you make groanings on our behalf that cannot be uttered, to present to our Savior, Jesus, and that He would be willing to accept in honor and admiration of who He is and what He means to us. I humbly ask that you accept this moment of acknowledgement and prayer, in the name of Jesus. Amen.