What does the term ‘Seeking God’ mean to you? What does it look like? Are you running around trying to “Godly” things? Is it going to church every week to find Him? Do you get frustrated and wonder, ‘Where is He?’ Look, God ain’t playing hide and seek with you. What it means to seek God is to slow down or stop whatever you’re doing and to just be aware that He is right there with you. He’s been there all along.
“But from there you will seek the LORD your God, and you will find Him if you seek Him with all your heart and with all your soul.”Deuteronomy 4:29
That first word ‘seek’ in this verse is baqash in the Hebrew which mean to seek by worship or by prayer. That second word ‘seek’ is darash which means frequently. This shows that God is not hiding. He wants us to remember that He is going through life with us. And the way we remind ourselves is when we are singing our hearts out to Him or in the quiet moments where we bare our souls to Him. He’s there always and He wants to share our moments of joy and peace or our times of trial and troubles. It’s in those still small moments you can feel His love wash over you.
Notice I said trials and troubles rather than fear or worries because as Children of God those things were not part of the promise.
For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.2 Timothy 1:7
These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.”John 16:33
“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life…Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life? 33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”Matthew 6:25-34