Are You Seeking Me?
Hello Partners and Friends!
Today we are going to continue with the questions God asked me. If you remember from last week’s blog, the Lord asked me if I was as disciplined with Him as my players were with me. And as I shared with you, I decided that I was not. For you see, champions will do whatever it takes to reach the goal of winning a championship game. I realized that I had not disciplined myself on the same level for God as my players had been for me! And some of you may be thinking the same thing. The great thing with God, though, is every day is a new day! We can decide to make this day a more disciplined day in God.
The second question God asked me was “Are you seeking me?” I thought this was an easy question, so I proudly answered, “Of course I’m seeking You, Lord! I go to church every Sunday morning and every Sunday night.” The Lord asked me again, “Are you seeking me?” and once again I read off my list of wonderful things I do for Him. “Yes, Lord. I even go to church on Wednesday nights, speak at chapel when I am asked, and pay my tithes.” Then the Lord asked me again, “Are you seeking me?” I replied, “Evidently not!” It was obvious that I didn’t have a revelation of what seek meant. So I began to study the word out.
The actual Greek meaning for seek is crave. In other words, what the Lord was really asking me was, “Are you craving Me?” Right away, a couple of Bible verses came to mind that had the word seek in them:
But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. (Matthew 6:33)
But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him. (Hebrews 11:6)
Then I saw it - these two verses go together! If we seek Him first - crave Him first - and do it diligently (disciplined), all things and rewards will be added to us. God is so good! He has made every possible blessing available to us. But these things came as a result of seeking Him - craving Him - not just because we are born again, but because we love God with our whole heart and want Him to be in every part of our lives. We crave God’s presence in every part of our lives. So determine this week that you are going to seek and crave God, His presence, and His word more than ever before. I guarantee you won’t be disappointed.
-- Coach Chip