What Does it Mean to Seek the Lord – Obstacles to Get Around

“Seek the Lord and His strength; seek His presence continually!” (Psalm 105:4)

There are endless obstacles we must get around in order to see God clearly, and so that we can be in the light of His presence. We must flee every spiritually dulling activity. We must run from it and get around it. It is blocking our way.

We know what makes us vitally sensitive to God’s appearances in the world and in the Word. And we know what dulls us and blinds us and makes us not even want to seek Him. These things we must move away from and go around if we would see God. That is what seeking God involves.

And as we direct our minds and hearts Godward in all our experi­ences, we cry out to Him. This too is what seeking Him means.

“Seek the LORD while he may be found; call upon him while he is near.” (Isaiah 55:6)

“Seek God and plead with the Almighty for mercy.” (Job 8:5)

Seeking involves calling and pleading. O Lord, open my eyes. O Lord, pull back the curtain of my own blindness. Lord, have mercy and reveal Yourself. I long to see Your face.

The great obstacle co seeking the Lord is pride. “In the pride of his face the wicked does not seek him” (Psalm 10:4). Therefore, humility is essential to seeking the Lord.

The great promise to those who seek the Lord is that He will be found. “If you seek him, he will be found by you” (1 Chronicles 28:9). And when He is found, there is great reward. “Whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him” (Hebrews 11:6). God himself is our greatest reward. And when we have Him, we have everything. Therefore, “Seek the LORD and his strength; seek his presence continually!”


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