Friday, 2 May 2008

What Do We Seek After?

This is a crucial question for everyone. But not only what do we seek after but what takes up our time? Do we get distracted by the things of this world and put our relationship with God on hold? I tend to do this quite a bit and I also tend to daydream when I should be working on something. In a way I have actually set up idols in my life the last couple of days, things that aren't helping me grow and bring only hardship instead of joy. In the end we're left feeling that our life is vain and empty and it is. But we need to seek Christ; to find our joy, peace, contentment and security in Him. Nothing else can truly fulfill the voids in our life no matter how promising they look.

I was reading this morning in Proverbs 1 and I completely saw myself. God was calling out to me and I refused to listen. He called again and I said no again. When I finally realized that I was tearing my own self apart, I called out but it felt like God just wasn't willing to listen. Before I enjoyed sweet fellowship and communion, an understanding relationship that was alive but now I felt like I was talking to a brick wall. This probably hurts more than anything; God refusing to listen because of your sin. Until we repent and turn back to following Him, there's a blockage in our life and the water can't flow freely.

So let us lay aside the false and vain things of this world and look to Christ. He will chastise us until He has us back and it saves us a lot of pain as well. Look to Jesus for He alone is worthy.


  1. Yes, whatever we spend our time on, that is what we worship. And unless that is God, we feel far away from him.
    And yet- emotion is not everything. Sometimes we need to be patient and persevere through valleys and across prairies. Other times, emotion helps tell us where our relationship is. I'll be praying for you, Margaret. :)

  2. When Spurgeon was saved, it was at a church he was visiting and the pastor had been snowed in. Some people showed up and one man decided to preach something and he kept on adressing Spurgeon, telling him to look towred Christ he kept telling him that over and over agian! And he shared the gospel with him. Spugeon said that it was a very plain verson not deeply theological and it was the first time he had heard the gospel reached in that area! Look to God! Like you said! Look to christ!


  3. Excellent post! Thanks for the reminder. :)

    Keep up the good work!

  4. Convicting post, Margaret! Thank you for sharing.

    This verse came to mind as I read your post:

    "But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added to you." Matthew 6:33

    The word 'seek' is to actively search for; Vine's Expository Dictionary describes it as to "covet earnestly, striving after". This is active effort on our part. And as the verse states, Christ alone and His righteousness should we strive after and seek. How do we know what His righteousness is? By reading and studying His word.

    Anyway, those are just some thoughts. :) Thank you again for sharing this post!


  5. Thank you so much for the reminder to repent. It really meant a lot to me.


  6. You like to cook? What do you like to cook? I like baking cookies, pies, cakes, and things like that... I want to be a pastry chef when I'm older!!! Cooking is so fun!

  7. Can I put the poem 'Chosen Vessel' on my blog?