Let All Those Who Seek You…Rejoice and be Glad in YOU…Psalm 40:16
I can remember as a child playing the game of Hide and Seek…you do too, don’t you?
I’d hear the words, “One, two, three, four….” and my little heart would skip and my adrenaline would start rushing, while my young mind and bare feet were just scrambling to hurry and find a safe place to take cover–quick!–before I was caught!
And I thought I was a pretty good “hider”! After all, the object was to NOT be found. I could conceal myself in closets or under the bed, or if outside, climbing a tree or hiding behind bushes could work just fine, making the “finder” work all the harder…which was the point! I was only safe if I wasn’t found!
And I suppose that’s just why no one enjoyed being “it”–because that meant a lot of hard work looking for players that didn’t want to be found!
In the spiritual realm—I’m just so grateful that we’re not playing a game of Hide and Seek–because the LORD Who loves us so intensely, WANTS to be found…
…by you and me!!
He’s NOT hiding!
He wants to have a connection with us–a real, living, vibrant, blessing-filled relationship! He wants to be our Father! An utterly amazing thought!
That’s why Psalm 40:16 affirms that those who really, truly seek God WILL be able to rejoice in Him! Because–please consider this–in truth–only when we FIND Him are we really SAFE!
God is precious—and a rich, loving relation with Him is so worth having!! It will bring nothing but soul-satisfying rejoicing! Truly! Guaranteed!
“…you will seek the LORD your God, and you will find Him if you seek Him with all your heart and with all your soul.” Jeremiah 29:13.
…with all your heart…and all your soul!
Are you seeking Him?
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