When I was called to start this blog, its intention was to be about living my life every day with God and to share it with you through my personal testimonies. Everyday living with God was never intended to be about my opinion or my do’s and don’ts about living every day with God in your life. My responsibility is to share with others through testimony about the possibilities for your life, when we turn (seek) to God in our daily life. I’ve been thinking a lot about this responsibility lately because I have been receiving requests to speak about what it means to live with God in my daily life and comment about the pressing issues we face today as a society both morally and legally. I’ve been meditating with God regarding these new requests and found myself really torn on what I would say. Which immediately raised a red flag in my gut. Just saying out loud the word “I” gave me an uneasy feeling throughout my body. I realized I was quickly falling into the pride trap. I was thinking more about what “I” wanted to say versus the message God wanted to convey through me. Fortunately, months ago God dealt with me on the topic of humility sternly but kindly and I quickly realized that my focus was more on me than on His message. It’s interesting to see first hand my challenge a few months back of learning to be more humble, prepared me for the upcoming interviews. When I spoke more with God about the interviews, I was quickly reminded of one of the first messages I was given and knew I wanted to share it with all of you. And that was to seek God in all that I do. At the time, I wasn’t sure what it really meant, so the first inspiration I had was to read what scripture had to say about seeking God. Here are a few of my favorites.
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.
Proverbs 8:17 ESV
I love those who love me, and those who seek me diligently find me.
Jeremiah 29:12-14 ESV
Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will hear you. You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart. I will be found by you, declares the Lord, and I will restore your fortunes and gather you from all the nations and all the places where I have driven you, declares the Lord, and I will bring you back to the place from which I sent you into exile.
1 Chronicles 16:11 ESV
Seek the Lord and his strength; seek his presence continually!
Matthew 7:7-8 ESV
“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.
Matthew 6:33 ESV
But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.
I would recite these scriptures to myself and I noticed that more and more ideas would come to me on ways I could seek God. Spending time with Him through silence or taking walks in nature. I started asking for help in simple things like a safe ride to work or for the energy to get through a workout. I began to thank Him more. Thank you for hot water to take a shower and a warm, soft bed to collapse in at the end of a long day. I started asking for His help in making healthy choices, help in choosing the words to say that would help another the most and I now ask Him daily to use me to help others in ways I cannot see. Thanking God for the roof over my head and for every day blessings.
Seeking God has turned into a journey of a deeper and more personal relationship with God. A deeper relationship that strengthens my faith and my trust in Him. I have expressed the desire to get to know Him better and have asked Him to share with me with clarity the times He is involved in my life. He certainly is present all the time, however, asking Him to physically feel His presence for me is like feeling a cloud of peace falling over me where for even just a moment my feet feel connected to the earth and everything is really okay.
I invite you to start your own relationship with God. Whatever that my look like for you!
Lots of Love,