Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Seek Him First

In the past, I've had the opportunity to meet a small handful of famous people. I'd become so excited about meeting them that I'd think about them all the time. While I'd like to say that most of these opportunities were great experiences, it simply isn't the case. Most of the time these famous people acted as if they were too busy to talk, or they came across as being too important to even share the same air.

In this world, it's all about who you know and who you've met. We strive to say, "I've met so and so" and "He was so close he spit on me", yet many times we don't give enough attention to the most important being we'll ever be in contact with: God!

It amazes me how much God loves us. We are not perfect like He is, yet He still wants to be with us! We've disobeyed Him many times, and will continue to do so, yet He's got faith in us! With such a loving God, the only God in any religion that strives to be with His people, you'd think we'd put more effort into being with Him! Yet, many times we put so much energy into meeting so called VIP's who are nothing more than just temporary beings!

The Bible says in Acts 17:26-28 that the reason why we were created to begin with was to seek God:
From one man He created all the nations throughout the whole earth. He decided beforehand which should rise and fall, and He determined their boundaries. His purpose in all of this was that the nations should seek after God and perhaps feel their way toward Him and find Him--though He is not far from any one of us. For in Him we live and move and exist. As one of your own poets says, "We are His offspring."

If the reason for our existence is to "seek after God", don't you think our lives would be at their best when we are in line with this purpose? We must come to the point in our walk with Christ where we put Him before everything, and we seek Him more than anything else! In fact, Jesus tells us in Proverbs 8:17 that when we seek Him, we will find Him! With such guarantee of finding our savior, there is no room for excuses!

Do you find yourself putting a lot of energy into making sure you know those who are "important"? Do you constantly boast about your "connections"? If so, turn from doing so and seek first the kingdom of God! Put all of your energy into being with God and you will find that you will be filled with even more energy. Never stop seeking Him, for you will find Him (Matthew 7:7) and constantly remind yourself that you aren't the only one doing the seeking, God longs to be with you as well.

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