Seek Me. O LORD–I Found You…or did You find me?

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Seek = attempt to find something or someone; desire to obtain or achieve something; search; look for; request; quest

See = Perceive with the eyes; discern visually; view; understand; perceive; behold

Deuteronomy 4:29-30 (NIV)

29 But if from there you seek the Lord your God, you will find him if you seek him with all your heart and with all your soul. 30 When you are in distress and all these things have happened to you, then in later days you will return to the Lord your God and obey him.

1 Kings 22:5-6 (NIV)

But Jehoshaphat also said to the king of Israel, “First seek the counsel of the Lord.”

So the king of Israel brought together the prophets—about four hundred men—and asked them, “Shall I go to war against Ramoth Gilead, or shall I refrain?”

“Go,” they answered, “for the Lord will give it into the king’s hand.”

1 Chronicles 16:10-11 (NIV)

10 Glory in his holy name;

let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice.

11 Look to the Lord and his strength;

  seek his face always.

1 Chronicles 28:9-10 (NIV)

“And you, my son Solomon, acknowledge the God of your father, and serve him with wholehearted devotion and with a willing mind, for the Lord searches every heart and understands every desire and every thought. If you seek him, he will be found by you; but if you forsake him, he will reject you forever. 10 Consider now, for the Lord has chosen you to build a house as the sanctuary. Be strong and do the work.”

2 Chronicles 7:14 (NIV)

if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.

2 Chronicles 15:2 (NIV)

He went out to meet Asa and said to him, “Listen to me, Asa and all Judah and Benjamin. The Lord is with you when you are with him. If you seek him, he will be found by you, but if you forsake him, he will forsake you.

2 Chronicles 15:12 (NIV)  They entered into a covenant to seek the Lord, the God of their ancestors, with all their heart and soul.

Job 8:4-6 (NIV)

When your children sinned against him,

he gave them over to the penalty of their sin.

but if you will seek God earnestly

and plead with the Almighty,

if you are pure and upright,

even now he will rouse himself on your behalf

and restore you to your prosperous state.

Psalm 9:9-10 (NIV)

The Lord is a refuge for the oppressed,

a stronghold in times of trouble.

10 Those who know your name trust in you,

for you, Lord, have never forsaken those who seek you.

Psalm 27:4 (NIV) One thing I ask from the Lord, this only do I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze on the beauty of the Lord and to seek him in his temple.

Psalm 27:8 (NIV)

My heart says of you, “Seek his face!”

Your face, Lord, I will seek.

Psalm 63:1-3 (NIV)

You, God, are my God,

earnestly I seek you;

I thirst for you,

my whole being longs for you,

in a dry and parched land

where there is no water.

I have seen you in the sanctuary

and beheld your power and your glory.

Because your love is better than life,

my lips will glorify you.

Psalm 105:3-4 (NIV)

Glory in his holy name;

let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice.

Look to the Lord and his strength;

seek his face always.

Proverbs 8:17 (NIV)  I love those who love me, and those who seek me find me.

Isaiah 55:6 (NIV)  Seek the Lord while he may be found; call on him while he is near.

Jeremiah 29:13 (NIV) You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.

Lamentations 3:24-26 (NIV)

24 I say to myself, “The Lord is my portion;

therefore I will wait for him.”

25 The Lord is good to those whose hope is in him,

to the one who seeks him;

26 it is good to wait quietly

for the salvation of the Lord.

Matthew 7:7-8 (NIV)  Ask, Seek, Knock

“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.

Luke 19:10 (NIV)  For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.”

Acts 17:26-28 (NIV)

26 From one man he made all the nations, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he marked out their appointed times in history and the boundaries of their lands. 27 God did this so that they would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from any one of us. 28 ‘For in him we live and move and have our being.’ As some of your own poets have said, ‘We are his offspring.’

Seek God:

With all your heart

With all your soul

The counsel of the Lord

His strength

His face

Earnestly

that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze on the beauty of the Lord

Ask, Seek, Knock

…and you will find Him!

The Lord will give it

Be strong and do the work

I (God) will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land

He will rouse himself on your behalf and restore you to your prosperous state

Salvation

Receive, Find, Door Opened

‘For in him we live and move and have our being.’

Thank You, O Mighty, Loving God.  Surprise!  I just thought I was seeking You, Father God.  What joy to find You are seeking me…actually, You are seeking each one of us!  For it is written, “For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost” and ‘We are his offspring.’ O Lord, I am lost and I am Your offspring..  Please find me… and all Your lost sheep.  So we can live, move and have our being–IN YOU.

In Jesus Name.  Amen

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