I tend to be prone to orderliness and perfectionism. Just look at my nightstand compared to my lovely wife’s. I think having four kids forced me to become content with dirty dishes, dress shirts not perfectly ironed, and a car with french fries between the seats. Spiritually, its not much different. I didn’t have the advantage of growing up in the life of a church or know God in such a personal way. That came later. But, I did seek Him, because deep down I knew and know today, that I need a Savior. I was never perfect or even truly good. I wanted to know heavenly things- Is there a God? What is my purpose? What happens next? So, like Solomon I sought out a Savior. But, honestly, it was God who revealed Himself to me. And I guess that’s true for mankind. God sent His own dear Son to show us what He is like. Solomon said that in our own seeking we will not succeed in discovering all that is done under heaven. But, God is gracious. He will meet you in your seeking. Jesus said “seek and you will find”. He is waiting to reveal Himself. Oh, I could say so much more. But, that’s what tomorrow is for.
I, the Preacher, have been king over Israel in Jerusalem. And I set my mind to seek and explore by wisdom concerning all that has been done under heaven. It is a grievous task which God has given to the sons of men to be afflicted with. I have seen all the works which have been done under the sun, and behold, all is vanity and striving after wind. What is crooked cannot be straightened and what is lacking cannot be counted.
I said to myself, “Behold, I have magnified and increased wisdom more than all who were over Jerusalem before me; and my mind has observed a wealth of wisdom and knowledge.” And I set my mind to know wisdom and to know madness and folly; I realized that this also is striving after wind. Because in much wisdom there is much grief, and increasing knowledge results in increasing pain. Ecclesiastes 1:12-18 NASB
How am I still seeking the Savior today?
God, as this day begins- I thank You that You found me! I will seek Your will, Your ways, and Your heart today.