Seek God with All Your Heart
One of the most beautiful and fulfilling aspects of our relationship with God is the opportunity to worship Him. We have the gift of reflecting and considering all of whom God is and allowing His goodness to fill our lives. How do we do this?
Matthew 7:7 says, “Seek, and ye shall find.”
Seek is the Greek word zēteō, which means to aim at, strive after, require, demand something from someone or to think, meditate, reason, or to inquire into something.
However, there is also a hidden key that unlocks worship in the word “zēteō.” By Hebraism (usage or expression in the Hebrew language), it can signify worshiping God or plotting against life.
What does this mean for us? In every moment, whatever we search for has the potential to worship God or to plot against our destinies.
Turning Our Experiences into Worship
Let’s look at David.
Often, he found himself fearing for his life as mighty men, skilled in the art of war, were hunting him. Years of torment, sleepless nights, and physical and spiritual agony fueled his search for God.
When Adonai said to him, “Seek ye My Face,” David responded, “My heart cries out to You. Your Face Lord will I seek.” (Psalm 27: 8)
In the trenches of despair, he wondered how long he would have to endure the ailment of persecution and the rejection of all around him. So, David sang to God:
“But I have trusted in Your mercy; my heart shall rejoice in Your salvation. I will sing to the LORD, the One seated in eternity because He has dealt bountifully with me.” (Psalm 13:5-6)
Seeking God as His vital need, and inquiring after the Lord’s presence, David realized that every situation was an opportunity to worship God.
His search for God through worship gave us the Psalms.
A Moment of Reflection
No matter the circumstance, God says, “Seek My Face.”
He is the light that enlightens our darkness, and in His presence, there is always fulness of joy. Jesus can impart His character, grace, and strength more mightily in our times of miserableness and frustration. It is through our search for Him that we can learn true worship because even in the darkest hell, God is still there (see Psalm 139:8).
We cannot escape His goodness.
A Call to Seek
In times of despair, loneliness, chaos, and rejection, David faced two choices: seek God, or search for immediate release. He could either worship God or plot against his destiny.
By choosing to worship God, David secured his life in God’s hands, and thus, set himself up to receive the blessing of establishing the throne of David (see Luke 1:32-33).
Today, we also face the same decision: Seek God in all things or plot against His divine script for our lives.
Friends, let us not be as the horse or mule, which must be bridled to come near because they have no understanding. Instead, may we choose to trust our Heavenly Father’s instruction and guidance. He will show us where to go and guide us with His eye (see Psalm 32:8-9).
Let us Seek Him through Worship.