“I would like to phone a friend.”
Hello, Mom, I need…
Hey, Dad, can you…
What’s up, Friend? Would you…
Advice, provision, a shoulder to cry on, moral support, pity-party partner, and the like follows these calls. Looking for peace of mind, you text your person, rant on social media, and web search for answers instead of looking at the big picture through the lens of faith.
What’s the point of faith if you don’t rely on it? Is it there as a magic charm?
“Yes, I would like to activate my faith.”
Does it give you the million dollar prize when you rub that magic foot? Does it calm the panic in your heart in dark times? Does the charm sum up the love you feel lacking in seasons of loneliness?
We are called to seek the Lord first in all things. From small qualms to big distresses: seek the Lord and his strength; seek his presence continually! 1 Chronicles 16:11 ESV
Seek Him first. He is the friend you phone. He is the Father to call upon. He is the is the answer to life and all that it entails. He never needs to be activated because He is always present.
Deuteronomy 4:29 ESV
But from there you will seek the Lord your God and you will find him, if you search after him with all your heart and with all your soul.
It’s so easy to get caught up and to rely on the ease of friends. We are all guilty of it. Making time to spend with the Lord is not always our priority. We want quiet, while craving acceptance so we busy ourselves in prepping for the day instead of prepping our hearts in prayer. Looking for a common thread of trendiness instead of reading the truth in God’s Word is where our mindsets are. Our minutes are precious and we have too much to cram into our brains, our empty thoughts, our actions, and work. Slowing down or talking to the One who drives our eternity isn’t always on the forefront of our priority lists. No one understands; no one seeks for God. Romans 3:11
We need a heart change and a tweaking of our thought lives. God is right there, waiting to commune with us. He doesn’t want to wait to hear from us in crisis, but wants to share our entire lives with us. Seek Him out in all things and He will be near.
Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened.He doesn't want to wait to hear from you in crisis, but wants to share your entire life with you. Seek Him out in all things and He will be near. Click To Tweet
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1 thought on “Who Do You Seek First?”
That is so true. When I am feeling blue I look for encouragement from an email or a FaceBook post or a phone call… great post. I am going to put down my phone and pick up my Bible and read what God has to say to me right now and at the start of every day. Thank you for the reminder.