Jeremiah 29:11 is a verse of Scripture that speaks to the hearts of many (it is Tiersa’s absolute favorite verse of Scripture). “For I know the plans I have for you declares the Lord. Plans to prosper you and not to harm you. Plans to give you hope and a future.”
However I wonder how familiar we are with verse 13? “You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart” (Jeremiah 29:13).
Perhaps we recognize the words. But are we aware of the context in which they are found?
They are words spoken by God through the prophet, communicated to His people as they find themselves living in a world contrary to their calling.
Seeking God. Pursuing God. Searching for God. In a world that is unfair, consumed with self, and spinning out of control. Does that sound anything like our calling today?
“You will find me,” God declares, “when you seek me. When you actively look for me. When you search for me. With all of your heart and with all of your soul. With everything that you are. Then, and only then, will you find me.”
Are we seeking God? In our lives. In our worship. In our hearts. In our motives. In our families. Are we seeking Him? Do we long for Him? With all our hearts? With all our souls?
Did you ever play hide and seek as a child? Sure you did. Sometimes you were the one hiding. Sometimes you were the one seeking. But what about now? Do you ever find yourself doing the same thing? Do you find yourself seeking God one moment and hiding from Him the next?
Our calling is greater than that.
Glory to God!