There is a deep longing within each of our hearts for something more. This longing sends us on pursuits in high and low places.
This longing was placed within each of us by God so that we can discover and experience His power, greatness and divinity.
To quench the deep fire that burns within us, we search for who God is amid the wonders of our lives and the lives of other. We search casually, desperately, passionately just for a glimpse at the deep might of God’s nature. We search in season and out of season to experience God as Paul, Moses and David experienced Him. We wrestle, mourn, pray for a taste of His glory.
What leads us to pursue God with all out heart? Perhaps it’s our frustration of pretending that we are filled or maybe we can no longer live with the uncanny pangs of our hunger. Whatever the reason of our pursuit, we seek Him for an intimate encounter, where we can see Him, know Him and be filled by Him.
Jeremiah 29: 13 says “You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.” This is the promise made to the genuine seeker. This is comfort to the hungry seeker. This is hope to the weary seeker. When we seek Christ and search for a glimpse of who He is, we will find Him. What a promise! We may not get it right all the time but when we seek the Lord with ALL of our being, we WILL discover His awesome character.
Throughout these months, my passion to learn more of Christ became a ferocious lion unable to stay within its cage. I began searching for God through His Word, nature, prayer, complementary readings and I found as I pursued with an open mind and heart, God revealed different aspects of His character to me…I found Him to be El Roi – the God who sees ME. Like Hagar, He proved to see the deepest, darkest pains, and the moments that I considered too small for Him to see. There was never a valley I could have graveled in or a mountain top I could have camped on, that God did not see me, recognize me, care for me. I found Him to be my Jehovah Rapha – My God who heals. He proved to nurse my deepest wounds and administer the right stitches and medicine to heal my heart. I found Him to be my Jehovah Shalom – My God of Peace. The God who stills my spirit and lifts me to a place of contentment and inner joy.
I discovered God’s awesome character in my pursuit, and in my discovery, I unconsciously discovered who I am in the process.
I want to share the God that I discovered with everyone I meet and I also want everyone to discover who He is for themselves.
So are you searching for God in this complex age where anyone and anything can be god? Are you looking to no avail it seems? Have you tasted His goodness but desire MORE? I encourage you to keep seeking His face and glory with an open heart and mind; the process may seem fruitless and laborious but is worth it and the promise of finding Him when we seek Him is sure!
(C) 2014, Dentrecia Blanchette