Seeking and Finding

“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you

will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.”

Matthew 7:7

 

What and whom are we seeking? We must first find the answer to that question before we can set our heart in motion. It takes the conviction of the Holy Spirit to help us find that answer; then, as we yield to His conviction, our heart is surrendered to receive Jesus as our master and Savior. This is where true life begins, and the seeking takes place as we are hungry to know this Jesus that we have made ruler of our heart and life.

As a newborn Christian, we will need answers to our many questions. We will find them in God’s Word. All that we need to know is found within the pages of our Holy Bible. Our hearts are empty of the wisdom and knowledge it takes to grow into maturity, so we seek diligently and, as we seek, the Holy Spirit will instill within our hearts what we need to understand about all the precepts God has placed in His Word.

The Scripture above tells us to “seek and you will find; knock and it will be opened to you.” This happens as we open our hearts and ears to the still small voice of the Holy Spirit that lives within us. He will speak to us as we yearn to hear His voice, and He satisfies the hunger that the Father has placed within our being. When we seek with all our heart, we will find the answers to all the longings that have been unfulfilled. There we will find the door has been opened to us and we will find the treasures we seek.

So, our first quest is in Matthew 6:33, “But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.” This is then the answer to life eternal and any mountain we have to climb to reach our destination in heaven. Any trials or tribulations we may encounter in this life are worth the glory we will have eternally with Jesus! This is His promise that assures us of our place with Him in heaven for eternity!

 

In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told

you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you,

I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also.”

John 14:2-3