“They have got to be here somewhere!”
I had carefully done the samples for my art class weeks ago.
When I went to hang them up for display I couldn’t find them. I had searched every room in the house, some of them twice. They were nowhere to be found.
Now with 24 kids coming in a few hours I was desperate.
I finally sat down on the much traveled steps and prayed.
“God you know where they are. Help me find them.”
As soon as the prayer was on my lips I regretted how desperate I was to find something so trivial. If only I was as anxious to find God as I was to find my paintings.
I knelt and prayed a second prayer.
“Help me to search for You like I am searching for the samples.” Remind me that nothing is as valuable as my time with You. Help me to be desperate for You. Thank you for pursuing me, when I was not paying attention. Thank you for loving me.”
lesson learned. (If only…if only. “Father, help me remember”)
For Further Study:
“The Lord has looked down from heaven upon the sons of men, to see if there are any who understand who seek after God.”
“Seek the Lord while He may be found. Call upon Him while He is near.”
“I permitted Myself to be sought by those who did not ask for Me; I permitted Myself to be found by those who did not seek for Me. I said, “Here I am, here I am.” to a nation which did not call on My name. I have spread out my hands all day long to a rebellious people, Who walk in the way which is not good, following their own thoughts.”
“You will seek Me and find Me, when you seek Me with all your heart.”
“that they would seek God, if perhaps they might grope for Him, and find Him though He is not far from each one of us.”
“For the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost.”