Jeremiah 29:13 (NKJV)
13 And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart.
Ever since I was very young I believed that there was a Creator. I would look around at the world around me and how it works and it was very evident that this was not some sort of random accident. It wasn’t until much later in life that I actually started to wonder about God, who He is, why we are here and all that type of stuff.
I had just married the love of my life and my son was on the way when I first truly prayed. I was a mess emotionally at the time, I was nervous about the responsibilities that were now weeks away, I worried constantly about my marriage, I had come to the place where I needed something to give. I remember praying something along the lines of “God, if you do exist, I need to know how to be a husband and father, I need your guidance.” That night in a dream, I heard very clearly, “you need to find the way.” I had no clue what that meant. I had never picked up a Bible to read in my life. Thankfully we had a dear friend that we worked with and he excitedly showed me in John 14:6, I am the Way, the Truth, & the Life. There it was in black and white, exactly as I had heard it the night before. What happened next was beyond words. Within a week of hearing this verse, I had accepted Christ and was placed in an administrative role in a Christian school. Looking back now, what an absolutely awesome week!
I tell you all that to get to this point. I could see the invisible attributes that are spoken of in Romans 1:20, but until this point, I had never truly put any effort into seeking Him. I was wrapped up in life. I was seeking self entirely too much to allow any idea of God in. In my heart I knew the relationships I held were not right, I knew I shouldn’t consume alcohol as much as I was… the list is probably longer than I wish to think about right now. I did not seek Him because I knew the restrictions I thought it would make on my life. And then something happened.
As soon as I started seeking Him with my whole heart, He started to appear everywhere. Everywhere I looked there was proof of His existence. Then I turned my attention to seeking Him through His Word. As I continued to grow and research questions I had, His existence became more and more clear.
I am at a place today that I seek after the Lord more than I ever did before. I have found God, I have researched His promises, I try to be as obedient to His commands as possible, I love others as myself. As we seek Him with our whole heart, He is faithful to allow us to find Him and once we find Him, our desire becomes to learn more.
Are you truly seeking after the Lord, or are you ignoring the invisible attributes of a loving God that wants nothing less than your complete surrender? Seek the Lord with your whole heart until your cup overflows with faith.
Matthew 7:8 (NKJV)
8 For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened.