Continue to Seek God

November 29, 2010

Uzziah was sixteen years old when he became king, and he reigned fifty-two years in Jerusalem . . . He did right in the sight of the Lord according to all that his father Amaziah had done. He continued to seek God in the days of Zechariah, who had understanding through the vision of God; and as long as he sought the Lord, God prospered him. 2 Chronicles 26:3-5

“Seek” (verb): to go in search or quest of; to try to find or discover by searching. To ask for; request.*

It’s worth it to seek God. As long as Uzziah sought the Lord, God prospered him—not just in economic terms, but in every area of his life. God’s presence and wisdom in our lives are more precious and vital than gold or any other substance of value (Proverbs 8:10-11). The qualifier, “as long as we seek God,” will help keep us from the lethargy and apathy that try to distract us from knowing the Creator of the Universe.

So I say to you, ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. Luke 11:9

Continue seeking God. Everyone is excited when the start gun goes off at a race, but crossing the finish line is what really matters. Serve God your whole life. Don’t become satiated with the things of the world. Instead, let your life be filled with the Holy Spirit.

Let God fill your holidays. As you go into the holidays, spend some extra time seeking the Lord. Use your coffee break at work to pull out your New Testament and read some verses. Pray. Turn off the radio and use the moments in your car to talk to God. Seek God and invite Him to be number one in every area of your life.

Seek the Lord and His strength; seek His face continually. Psalm 105:4

Keep seeking God!
Pastor Jeff

Copyright © 2010 St. Louis Family Church. All rights reserved. No part of this article may be reprinted or distributed in any form without prior written permission of St. Louis Family Church. Unless otherwise noted, all Scripture references are from the New American Standard Bible (NASB) Copyright © 1960, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995 by The Lockman Foundation.*”seek.” Dictionary.com Unabridged. Random House, Inc. 21 Nov. 2010.