In previous blogs I have explored David’s words that give insight for spiritual renewal. Psalm 40:16 begins: “But may all who seek you rejoice and be glad in you…” (ESV). This injunction to seek God is frequently repeated in the scriptures. Our relationship with God should be described as seeking.
Seeking indicates a mindset of putting God first. He is our priority. He is our primary desire. This is why Jesus instructed us that instead of seeking material security like the Gentiles we must: “Seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness and all these things will be added to you.” (Matthew 6:33, ESV).
We know that seeking God is paramount. Yet, a posture of seeking is difficult to maintain. There are days we feel like pursuing God passionately and there are days we won’t. This is where the message of the last two blogs enters in. Seeing the greatness of God and our own neediness, encourages us to seek Him. But ultimately, God is the “author and perfecter of our faith” (Hebrews 12:2). Ask him to help you to have a heart that seeks first the kingdom of God.
If you will seek him, he will find you. He will restore the joy of your salvation. May God bless you with an increasing, abundant life in Jesus!