Thursday, 2 January 2014

WHAT ARE YOU SEEKING?

TEXT: MATTHEW 7: 7b, 8b
“Seek and you will find… He who seeks finds.” To seek is an attempt to find something that you need or something that is of great importance to you. You cannot invest your time on something that you do not need or have passion for.
Seeking means making an attempt to locate or discover something that you do not have enough information or knowledge about. Therefore to seek entails searching with seriousness, purpose, and with understanding. We all seek after one thing or the other as we go through the journey of life, some seek knowledge, and some seek wealth and so on. We seek what is paramount and of great importance to us. What you seek shows where your love and treasures lies.
I don’t think there is anybody living on earth without the desire to seek for something of interest to him or her. The scripture says “seek and you will find, and he who seeks finds.” This brings us to the main reason for this message. At this juncture pause and ask yourself this question “WHAT AM I SEEKING?”  Are you seeking the right thing? The text says “HE WHO SEEKS FINDS it is certain that it is what you seek that you will find, you cannot find what you not look for.
We need to be careful of what we seek for, you need to seek for the important things, and your time is too precious to be spending on things that are of no importance. Jesus told Martha in Luke 10:38-42 that Mary has chosen that which is important and NO ONE can take it from her.
In this New Year, seek that which is important (God) your primary assignment is to seek God; every other thing in this world is secondary because they are temporary. Wealth can vanish; positions and titles are not permanent. What you need that nobody can take from you is your sweet relationship with God. Please do not joke with it!
“If you are raised with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ is sitting at the right hand of God. Set your mind on things above, not on things on earth.” (Colossians 3:1-2).

Seek the lord with all your heart this year, and leave Him to take care of your needs.