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Seeking the Lord

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The Lord looks down from heaven on all mankind to see if there are any who understand, any who seek God.

Psalm 14:2

Should we always be seeking the Lord, striving to be closer to the Lord and to be more like him? If we are seeking the Lord we become more Christ-like, and our hearts are motivated to serve him. The more we seek the Lord, the closer he is to us and the more peace and comfort we experience.

If we truly understand the Lord, and we come to know him through our obedience, then the desires of our heart will seek the Lord through prayer, the Word, fellowship, and obedience to his divine will. These will create in us an overpowering motivation to understand and to be closer to the Lord. We will find that there is nothing on the earth that is more fulfilling and rewarding than seeking and knowing the Lord. What is more, I consider everything a loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them garbage, that I may gain Christ (Philippians 3:8).

The Christian life is one of continual growth, seeking the Lord, desiring to be closer to him and being molded to be more like him. As we become more Christ-like, we are motivated to be a light for Christ in this world, and the more meaningful and fulfilling life becomes. The Spirit gives life; the flesh counts for nothing. The words I have spoken to you–they are full of the Spirit and life (John 6:63). Only the Spirit gives life, and living like Jesus is what gives life meaning and true fulfillment. Whoever claims to live in him must live as Jesus did (1 John 2:6). When we live through the Spirit with the heart of Jesus, we are living the way God created us to live, and that is when the Spirit brings us true life.

The more Christ-like we become, the more we minister to others, and the more we seek the Lord for guidance and understanding. Seeking the Lord creates in us a desire to know him and to depend on him. I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing (John 15:5). We quickly learn that when we minister to others we need the Holy Spirit to guide our thoughts and words, because the Spirit knows the words we need to speak. The Holy Spirit fills our hearts with God’s love and our minds with God’s wisdom.

Today seek the Lord, invite him into your life and ask for his help and guidance. Seek to live for the Lord’s glory and listen to the Spirit as he guides your attitude and words. Live with peace and joy today, with a heart of love, and refuse to let Satan steal it from you.

Let’s Pray: Lord today I will seek you, to be close to you all day as you guide my thoughts, my words, and my heart. Thank you for your willingness to be with me and to guide me with your perfect love, wisdom, and power. In Jesus name, Amen.