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Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Winning Wisdom: Seek the Lord

Topic: Seek the Lord [Tuesday, 11th April 2017]

Esun Tekeme

Seek ye the Lord while he may be found, call upon him while he is near. Isaiah 55:6

To seek is to inquire for; to go to or towards. When we seek for something, we usually leave every other thing we are doing until we find that which we seek. In Matthew 13:45-46, Christ tells the story of a merchant who was “seeking goodly pearls: who when he had found one of great price, went and sold all that he had, and bought it.” Now it has become a sort of a norm for us, believers to seek God halfheartedly, or to seek His hand and His blessings, forgetting that His blessings flow from Him, and having the blessings without knowing Him is only doing ourselves a great disservice.

Take for example, the children of Israel, after they had come out of Egypt, and through the wilderness. They continually saw the hand of God, and experienced His blessings and His wonders, but they always murmured against Him whenever they met a little difficulty, forgetting all the things that He had done in the past. We would wonder why they always turned back and cried that it was better for them that they had stayed in Egypt, instead of being brought into the wilderness to die. Scripture in Hebrews 3:9-10 says of the children of Israel: “when your fathers tempted me, proved me, and saw my works forty years. Wherefore I was grieved with that generation , and said, They do always err in their heart; and they have not known my ways”. The Israelites rebelled against God because they knew not His ways. All they knew were His works.

It is only when we know God, that we know His ways, we can fully enjoy His gifts. We can only know Him by earnestly seeking Him. Jeremiah 29:13 says: “and ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.” Also, when you seek God, truly, all the blessings of God will be added to you. Matthew 6:32-33 says: “…for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things. But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.”

Keep winning daily.

Prayer:

Dear Father, thank You for the ability to desire. Help me always to desire You truly and wholly, in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

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