Earlier today I was in my car running an errand on my lunch break. The errand was going to a bead store. In case anyone wonders, I do recognize the need for a 12-step program in regard to my relationship with bead stores. At any rate, I was driving and having a conversation with God.
I was asking God for guidance. I wasn’t looking for anything in particular, just general nudging. Without realizing it, I had turned on the radio. Static caused me to hit the “seek” button, and I landed on a station with a man preaching. I don’t know what station I was listening to, who the preacher was, or what church was represented. What I did know is that God was speaking and giving me a nudge.
The unknown preacher said he liked God’s childlike simplicity with us. He said God wasn't hiding from us, but that He wants to be found by us. Then he spoke a verse that goes straight to my heart. In Jeremiah 29:13 God tells us that if we seek Him with our whole heart, we will find Him. He isn't hiding, but we still need to look.
It’s kind of like playing Hide & Seek with Josiah (3) and Luke (1) at church one night. Josiah would hide then Luke would stand in front of the hiding place. It was a beacon telling me where to look. Still, I had to pull the cushions off Josiah for him to be revealed and declare myself the winner.
God has given us a beacon leading right to Him. He is in His word and He's waiting for us, so tonight I won’t be sitting in front of the computer or the TV. I will be pulling open the cover to find Him and declaring myself the winner.
Keep asking, keep seeking, keep knocking. Matthew 7:7