Key verse: Jer.29:12-13
12 Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you. 13 And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.
The Lord is near unto those who seek Him with all their heart. He is a Being and can be found of those who diligently seek Him. Truth is, no man born of a woman is more special than the other. It is basically the choices we make in life that separate between us. For instance, Noah was not the only man on earth before the flood. Something endeared him to God that made God give him instruction about building an ark which eventually determined the new order after the flood. Abram was not the only man on earth at the time God called him out of his kindred to proceed to a land which he knew not. Elijah became peculiar not because he was not born of a woman but because he sought God and was ready to do anything for God. All these people mentioned and many more sought God and found Him. They all had a factor common to them. They sought Him diligently.
There are many people on earth today with the name of the Lord on their lips yet they have not found God. For most of them, the idea of God is just a general fashion or notion that they attach no specialty to. Though they have heard of the existence of God, they do not have the knowledge of Him. Having the knowledge of God is based on having an encounter with Him in the first place affirming that He is. The “knowledge” many have of God is based on what some others have told them. For all they care, God is, because someone said so. Meanwhile, when man has a true knowledge of God, his confidence level is boosted and he starts to do exploits knowing who he believes. It was because Abram knew whom he believed that he was able to locate Canaan at the voice of God. Saul of Tarsus thought he knew God and was full of misbehavior in the name of God. Such is the position of many today. When he eventually found God, it became difficult to separate between him and his God.
We too can have deeper knowledge of God than those who have gone before us. Like David, we must let our souls pant after God like a thirsty hart after water. It is those that are thirsty that are given water to drink. The beauty of that is that when God finds such a soul, He draws nearer to the soul Himself. The great benefits in seeking and finding God cannot be overemphasized. It keeps one above and never beneath; it makes one a wonder to his peers; it guarantees guidance and security. In the end, the fellowship is unending. Ask Enoch and Elijah. You can be the next person.
Pray: Father, I want to know you more. Please draw me nearer to yourself in Jesus name.