“The Lord is with you when you are with Him.
If you seek Him, he will be found by you, but if you forsake him, he will forsake you.” 2 Chronicles 15:2 b (NIV)
What are you prepared to do? What are you prepared to do to seek God? What are you prepared to do to honor and love Him? What are you prepared to do to gain Christ? The journey to seek and find God can be an easy or perilous one. We were designed for the task, and the very best markers were left to guide our paths. But the real question is, what are you prepared to do?
Scripture said if we seek him, we shall find him. That if is a huge marker that indicates some action on our part. We must initiate the seeking. God is already there waiting for us to discover Him, but it is up to us to do so. Seeking Him means taking part in the process. When you want something bad enough, you will rally your resources to get the intended object. If we really want to find God, we will do everything within our power to seek Him out.
Seeking also means serving Him. Service, when done out of love and deep appreciation for what He did for us, becomes a glorious journey of discovery and experiencing God. Along the way, you discover why God gave us His very, very best His Son, Christ our blessed redeemer. The process of seeking also reveals the real purpose for which we were created. The seeking creates windows of opportunity for the expression of God’s goodness and mercy through service. And as we serve, our lives become a beautiful reflection of Christ’s magnificent gift. We learn that we fulfill the whole law as we serve Him. We lose nothing, we only gain. We discover love, joy, peace, understanding, diligence, and beauty. Life becomes more about Him and less about us. We undercover the true family, fruitful relationships, abilities, gifts, and talents through the gateway of service in His kingdom. We taste and see that the Lord is good, and His mercy endures forever. We find out He will be with us until the end of time.
So, what are you prepared to do? If you forsake the Lord, and all He has done, then the journey to find fulfillment, and happiness becomes empty, shallow reflections; tainted, worthless idols of fame and fortune. Our souls become bleached and withered from the years of wandering in the wilderness. If you forsake Him, you lose all; everything; you lose God. He will not force it; for this is a voluntary act of gratefulness to find Him who is our all in all. There is a cost to seeking God. It may cost everything. But He reassured, there is great reward.
What are you prepared to do to find God?