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. Psalm 63:1b
David longed for God like someone in the desert yearns for water. Verses like this remind me how apathetic I get about my faith. I live a pleasant life with all my basic needs supplied plus many luxuries. It’s easy to get complacent. How do I keep seeking God when I’m so comfortable?
It helps me to remember, God always has more for us. God tells David after blessing him with kingship, many wives and wealth, “If all this had been too little, I would have given you even more” (2 Samuel 12:8). God doesn’t rebuke David for wanting more but rather for not asking for more! God wants to bless us with more of his love and goodness but so often our lives are so crowded we have little time and energy to pursue God.
We can seek God by placing ourselves in situations like church fellowships where there’re others who desire more of God. I find this especially true where there are lots of young people. Their enthusiasm for God rubs off on me and I feel inspired by their passion.
We can seek God by listening to music that focusses our attention on God and his attributes. Songs that magnify the Lord, energizes my spirit and produces gratitude in me as I remember all he has done. Songs remind me of his great love and motivate me to keep following and pursuing God.
All these things take effort on my part. Seeking God isn’t something that comes easily unless there’s a crisis.
How do you regularly seek God?