This is a link up post with fiveminutefriday.com where bloggers write for five minutes on a topic with no editing. Today’s topic is “search.” I set my timer for five minutes and ta-da.
‘You will find Me when you search for Me with all your heart.’
It’s hard to keep searching sometimes. It’s easier just to let it go, let the desire to know God or know truth or get to know His word, to let it drift away because it’s HARD. Looking for a missing library book (ask me how I know…), searching for the right word to say, seeking for the right choice in our next steps. It’s not easy to keep searching. I want to give up when I don’t find it in the first couple of minutes. But this searching for God, it’s lifelong. I find that hopeful because it’s not like I can find Him today and be done. No, this God, He hides. He conceals, as God that is part of His job description. And me, I’m to seek. I’m to search for truth. I guess it’s better that way. We humans like rewards. When I find that missing library book, or that sippy cup that has been lost for weeks, it’s rewarding. It feels good to solve that mystery. And so all throughout our lives we can seek God’s presence and seek His purpose for our lives. And we will be rewarded with His presence, the feeling of YES! I found Him! I love those moments when I read something in the Bible and I’m confounded. Then I seek and search and long to know what it means. Keep going, keep searching, keep seeking. Isn’t that what the parable of the woman did with the lost coin did? She didn’t give up. She kept searching until she found it. So the shepherd who lost one sheep. He kept searching for his missing sheep until he found it and rejoiced!