IF quotes are from Amy Carmichael, who was a Protestant Christian missionary that served in India for 55 years without furlough and wrote many books about the missionary work there.
When you read a title like this what comes to your mind? Do you think of seeking God to save you? Do you think of other people who need to seek God to save them? Or, do you remember the time when you sought the Lord for your salvation? What I'm really talking about here includes all the above, but there is another purpose here as well: Seeking God as a man who has already found great riches and is "searching for more!" My desire is to encourage all people, not just the unsaved, but the saved as well, to seek God in order to know Him better, to enjoy fellowship with Him more, and to learn so much about Him that you can share what you learned with others!
Meditate on each of the following passages every day this week.
God Longs for People to Seek Him
Psalm 53:2 NLT - "God looks down from heaven on the entire human race; He looks to see if anyone is truly wise, if anyone seeks God."
People Only Have a Temporary Opportunity to Do So
Isaiah 55:6 NLT - "Seek the Lord while you can find Him Call to Him now while He is near."
The Promise of God to Those Who Seek
Deuteronomy 4:29 NLT - "...And if you search for Him with all your heart and soul, you will find Him." Jeremiah 29:13-14a NLT - "'If you look for Me wholeheartedly, you will find Me. I will be found by you,' says the Lord..."
Seek Him When You're Spiritually Dry and in Trouble
Psalm 63:1 NLT - "O God, You are my God; I earnestly search for You. My soul thirsts for You; my whole body longs for You in this parched and weary land where there is no water." Psalm 77:2 NLT - "When I was in deep trouble, I searched for the Lord..."
Make a Promise to Seek God Daily
2 Chronicles 15:12 NLT - "Then they entered into a covenant to seek the Lord...with all their heart and soul." Isaiah 26:9 NLT - "All night long I search for You; in the morning I earnestly seek for God."
As you start this New Year may your hunger for God and your desire to know Him better be one of the most important resolutions you'll make, not just for a year, but for the rest of your life!