Seek And Find
Apr 29, 2016 926
You will seek me and find me, when you search for me with all of your heart (Jeremiah 29:13).
It’s amazing that God promises us that he will be found. But he doesn’t just say that he will be found when we half-heartedly look for him. He is found when we search with all of our heart.
Take, for example, the woman in Jerusalem who was ill with a bleeding disease. All she wanted to do was go find Jesus, in the midst of the crowd, so that she might just touch his robe and be healed.
Jesus turned and saw her. “Take heart, daughter,” he said, “your faith has healed you.” And the woman was healed at that moment (Matt 9:22).
The woman in this story did not mindlessly look around for some answer, or healing. She was very intentional. This woman searched and found Jesus because she did so with her whole heart, just like the Lord promised would happen in Jeremiah.
Jesus knows when we are calling out to him and when we are seeking to be near him. It is his joy to commune with us– Jesus not only came to earth to live with us, but he died for our sins and rose again so that we could have this relationship forever! So that when we long for him with our whole heart, He will be found every time.