When You Want to Seek God . . .

You often hear 2 Chronicles 7:14 quoted in reference to seeking God for revival:

“If my people who are called by my name humble themselves,
and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways,
then I will hear from heaven
and will forgive their sin and heal their land.”

But what does it mean to seek God?

Before answering this question, we need to specifically understand, “Why am I feeling compelled to seek after Him?” Trying to wrap our minds around the answer will lead us to the first step of seeking Him.

Bottom line: If you’re feeling compelled to seek God, it is only because He has first sought you out for Himself. Let the magnitude of that statement sink in. Don’t miss it.

You will never seek, hunger for, or run after, the Almighty without Him first wooing and calling you to Himself. 

Scripture informs us that we will not turn to God on our own; our natural inclination is self-dependence and self-absorption. But He mercifully steps into our self absorbed-lives to wake us up to His reality.
 
He places a glorious tent of sparkling lights above our heads to arrest our attention and woo us with the wonder of His artistry.

He sends the cool wind to caress the face and turn it upward in worship.

He invites us to bend the knee in wonder at the sight of a newborn and the miracle of new life. 

His fingerprints can be seen over all of creation. He leaves invitations to seek Him in the smallest particle and shouts His glory to us from the farthest regions of space.

And when His invitations cause us to shake off our narcissistic reverie long enough to notice Him, He sends His Spirit to open our eyes and gives us grace to enter into relationship with Him.

So make no mistake, when we are being drawn to “seek Him,” it is only because He first sought us. We seek Him in response to His invitation.

When I hear a woman say things like: “I don’t want to miss out on all God has for me. I want to know Him more and experience intimacy with Him,” I get excited because I know God is at work! She is being drawn by the Spirit to taste more deeply of Christ. She’s received an invitation to come close and learn more.

Next week I’ll share with you some elements involved in seeking Him—but today I hope you’ll share with me from your heart . . . Are you seeking Him? How are you doing that?

Did you discover God’s Truth today?

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Kimberly Wagner

Kimberly Wagner

Kimberly Wagner’s passion is Christ, and she desires to ignite women's pursuit of God's glory. She's the author of Fierce Women, and is a frequent guest on the Revive Our Hearts radio program, as well as a regular contributor to the True Woman blog. She enjoys sharing with women and hearing from them about what God is doing in their lives.

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