PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• I’m a lifelong history nerd and the stories of early America have always been fascinating to me.
As a kid, I wondered who was the first in my family to come to America.
Where were they in relationship to all the stories of colonization and the signing of the Declaration of Independence?
As an adult, when I’ve had time to spare, I’ve researched it.
I’ve learned that my 8th great-grandfather was the first.
He left Ireland for America in 1701.
I’m here today because someone in the past was in search of something better.
And not much has changed.
Aren’t we all in search of something?
We want to find the better house, the better car, the better job, the better salary, the better ________ (fill in the blank).
The thing is, the things we seek never give us lifelong fulfillment.
The new house will eventually get old.
The new car will get rusty.
There’s only One we can seek that will offer eternal satisfaction and security.
Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
In Psalm 9:10, it says, “Those who know your name trust in you, for you, Lord, have never forsaken those who seek you.”
I love a verse like this, but my favorite about seeking God comes from Jeremiah 29:13-14a, “‘You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. I will be found by you,’ declares the Lord…”
Declares the Lord!
Those are HIS words!
When we purposefully and sincerely seek God, He is there!
And as the Psalm says, we can trust Him that He will never turn His back on those who have sought Him.
When my ancestor landed in America, I don’t know what he was seeking.
But I do know that in the 318 years between his arrival in America and this moment as I sit in my living room typing this, nothing has changed.
It’s still the same as the days of the David when he wrote Psalm 9 and the promise of the Lord in Jeremiah.
Those who seek the Lord can trust that they will find Him.
And those who find Him can trust Him.
And seeking Him is the greatest adventure we can ever take because it’s eternal.
Today, as you pray, thank God for His willingness to be found by anyone who seeks Him.
Ask the Holy Spirit to help you seek Him in all you do, trusting that He will never leave you.