Ask, and it shall be given to you; seek, and you shall find; knock, and it shall be opened to you. ~ Matthew 7:7 NASB
I was seeking just this morning. I lost track of some keys that are very important, and would be embarrassing if I had to ask for them to be replaced.
My search today was really pretty trivial (I did ask the Lord for help, and He did lead me to my keys – thank you Jesus)
What do you seek? (Really seek)
I have talked before about the longings built in to each of our souls. The God given desires that are intended to draw us to who we were made to be.
Here is Mike Bickle’s list of longings
- A longing to be fascinated
- A longing to possess and feel beautiful
- A longing to be great and successful
- A longing to know intimacy without shame
- A longing for assurance of being enjoyed
- A longing to be wholehearted and passionate
- A longing to make deep and lasting impact
Can you add to this short list?
The big deal though, is not so much what we seek, but where we search. When we fulfill these longings at the worlds well, our lives will get out of balance.
Then a strange thing happens. Because we have followed our God given longings to an ungodly end, we begin to repent for the longing itself. But these longings are built in, and part of your nature – even your new nature.
You can’t repent them away, and when you suppress them, you will miss much of what the Lord has given you to accomplish, and enjoy.
So don’t abandon your hopes, focus your search.
ASK for help in the search and God will shine a light on the path you can follow to satisfy your deepest longing.
Remember back at the very beginning of this Kingdom tutorial (the Sermon on the Mount) we read:
Blessed and fortunate and happy and spiritually prosperous (in that state in which the born-again child of God enjoys His favor and salvation) are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness (uprightness and right standing with God), for they shall be completely satisfied! ~ Matthew 5:6 AMP
I love the way the Amplified Bible describes blessed.
See you again soon.