“I will rise now and go about the city, in the streets and the squares; I will seek Him whom my soul loves. I sought Him, but found Him not.” Song of Songs 3:2 (ESV)
The Bible is quite clear that God seeks seekers. We are told that His eyes travel to and fro across the earth looking for those whose hearts are steadfast, or seeking His (2 Chronicles 16:9)! He knocks at the doors seeking those who will invite Him in (Revelation 3:20). He seeks and saves those who are lost (Luke 19:10). He seeks the one sheep and rejoices when it is found (Luke 18:10-14)! And even in the Garden, God came seeking Adam, asking “where are you?” (Genesis 3:9)
At the same time, we are to seek God with all our heart (Matthew 7:7). We are told that if we seek Him with all our heart we will find Him (Jeremiah 29:13). We are told that He rewards those who diligently, earnestly, wholeheartedly seek Him (Hebrews 11:6). He is the reward!
It is no wonder that when we draw near to God He draws near to us (James 4:8)! That is because He has already been seeking us! It is not that He is playing hide and seek! He is simply seeking for lovers who seek Him! Will you be a wholehearted lover who seeks Jesus?
The bride in Song of Songs went out into the darkness of the night seeking the One whom she loved. She ventured out into unknown, a dangerous territory. He had come to her door, but out of laziness she delayed getting up to open the door for Him. By the time she did, He was gone, and her heart sank. This propelled her to earnestly seek Him, and when she did, she ultimately found Him and held Him tighter than ever (Song 3:4).
How desperate are you in your seeking after Jesus? He absolutely, passionately loves you and seeks your heart. Will you get out of your bed, even in the darkness, in the middle of the night or the early morning, just to seek Him? Tell Him right now just how desperate you are to be with Him. Tell Him that you desire Him more than anything else in this world. Tell Him that you will seek after Him until you find Him, and hold Him, never letting Him go. Cry out for your pastor to be ‘ruined’ with a desperate passion for seeking Jesus. Cry out for your church to become a people who seeks and finds Jesus! Cry out for our city to seek Jesus more than a National Chamionship!