Finding Jesus

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The Bible has many verses that talk about seeking and finding Jesus! It can often be the most often asked question, and the answer is quite simple. Seek Jesus with everything you have, and you will find Him. You will find him everywhere. In the sunset, in a friend’s encouragement to you, in your quiet thoughts, during a morning walk. He will be found.

Deuteronomy 4:29 – 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.

Proverbs 8:17 – I love those who love me, and those who seek me find me.

Matthew 7:7 – Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.

Acts 17:24-28 – The God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth and does not live in temples built by human hands. And he is not served by human hands, as if he needed anything. Rather, he himself gives everyone life and breath and everything else. 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. 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.  ‘For in him we live and move and have our being.’ As some of your own poets have said, ‘We are his offspring.’

But a verse stood out to me yesterday – Jeremiah 29:12-14.

 Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. I will be found by you,” declares the LORD, “and will bring you back from captivity. I will gather you from all the nations and places where I have banished you,” declares the LORD, “and will bring you back to the place from which I carried you into exile.”

Jerusalem is in ruins, the Jews are in captivity in Babylon and this is God’s promise to them. He would restore them, he would be found by them in a land that was so foreign and pagan. God must have felt far, but this was His promise that He was still near even in their captivity. The same is for us today. If God feels far, claim this promise. Pray to Him, ask earnestly, seek wholeheartedly. Pray for him to restore you from spiritual captivity to spiritual freedom! Take time away from the business of the day, from the overload of information and noise to have the space and quiet to reflect. He will place thoughts in your mind and scriptures of promise when you give Him the time and space.

Be blessed as you seek Him!

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