“And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart. And I will be found of you, saith The Lord…” Jeremiah 29:13-14a
When you seek God with all of your heart, you will see Him. When you search for Him, you find Him. No one who has a real encounter with God remains the same. When you are desperate to see change in your life, desperate to not leave God’s presence the same, desperate to be free of that issue you’ve dealt with for far too long, only then do you seek God with all of your heart. At the heart of wholehearted seeking is “Lord, if You don’t do this, it can’t be done.” God promises when you seek Him with that kind of reckless abandonment, you will find Him. You will see a different side of Him, a different side of His love that you’ve never seen before, and you will be changed. “I will be found by you” He promises. Any time a negative mind, a cold heart, or a lost soul has a beautiful and real encounter with God, they are never the same. When you want to see your husband change, pray for God to bless him with a real encounter with His love. When you want your enemies to stop being so cruel and hateful toward you, pray for God to bless them with a real encounter with Himself. God loves to answer that prayer! That encounter with His love isn’t always dramatic like that of Paul on the road to Damascus, but is often an encounter with us, God’s sons and daughters. We are someone’s encounter with the love of God, with His power and with His peace. Seek Him with desperation, with confidence and you will see Him and when you see Him you will be changed into the same image, from glory to glory, and will be used to bless others.
Prayer: Father, thank You for Your word to me. I receive it. I am desperate for You, desperate to see you in my life, so I seek You to discover a new side of You. In Jesus’ name, Amen.