“You will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart.” - Jeremiah 29:13
Have you ever lost anything? Maybe your car keys? The TV remote? Or something more valuable like a wedding ring or your wallet? We do anything and everything possible to find what we’re looking for. We become a lot like the woman who lost a silver coin in Luke 15:
“Or what woman, if she has ten silver coins and loses one coin, does not light a lamp and sweep the house and search carefully until she finds it? When she has found it, she calls together her friends and neighbors, saying, ‘Rejoice with me, for I have found the coin which I had lost!’” - Luke 15:8-9
Sometimes we can feel like God is impossible to find, or maybe just too far away. The truth is, God wants us to know that He can easily be found. Many times, however, we go through our daily lives not even thinking about God. We don’t even know we have missed Him…until we need Him. God says through the prophet Jeremiah that when we seek Him, we can find Him. But, only when we are searching for God with a surrendered heart – “…when you search for Me with all your heart.” God desires to be in an intimate relationship with each of us.
He is always present, always around, and easily found if we will respond to His desire for us with a surrendered heart to Him. When Jesus sent out his disciples and gave the Great Commission, he ended with these powerful words, “I am with you always, even to the end of the age”(Matthew 28:20). The reality is, God is with you even right now, no matter how you feelHe is there. Sometimes we need to seek Him more intentional than others, but the result is finding more of Him. And that, like the woman with a silver coin, is a cause for celebration.
In conclusion, take some time to read and reflect on the following questions:
- How can you respond today to God’s desire for you? See Isaiah 55:3
- How can you be more intentional about your pursuit of God? See Psalm 1:1-2
- What things are in your life that hinder your pursuit of Him? See Hebrews 12:1