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|What are you Seeking?
|Thursday, July 15, 2021|
What are you seeking most in life?
What’s the secret driving passion of your soul?
The honest answer is surprisingly easy to gauge. I say real because most believers are wired to give a “Sunday School answer.” That Sunday School answer, of course, would be Jesus: He’s number one in my life, we insist.
But here's a simple test to determine what you are genuinely seeking: it's the first thing you think about every morning and, likely, the last thing you think about at night.
Despite our claims to love Jesus best, many of us primarily seek comfort, power, influence, money, sex, fame, or success.
Psalms 14:2 is something of a wake-up call:
The Lord has looked down from heaven upon the sons of men to see if there are any who understand, who seek after God.
Catch that? To understand God is to seek God. We can’t say we understand God if we do not seek God. So, I ask again, what—or whom—are you seeking?
What if, for the next seven days, we chose to start each day quoting Scripture before we ever get out of bed? And what if at night, before drifting off to sleep, we decided to make Scripture our last thought? That would be a significant first step.
In the early 1800s, there was a growing sense of mistrust between the United States and Great Britain. Given Canada's relationship with Great Britain, the U.S. decided to build a military fort right up against the Canadian border. But in the middle of construction, a significant misunderstanding came to light. The surveyors had mistakenly positioned our fort on Canadian soil. Once discovered, workers immediately removed any unused materials and chose an alternate location on the American side. Still, the original fort remained and was given the unceremonious name, Fort Blunder.
It's one thing to build a fort upon a misunderstanding. It’s quite another to build a life upon a misunderstanding.
The Lord has looked down from heaven upon the sons of men to see if there are any who understand.
Do you understand?
You do if you seek after God.
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