Looking out the window in the middle of the night, you see the lights in the street and buildings in a distance. The city is quiet, the stars seemed hanging high above the dark sky, while the moonlight lit partially on the land beyond. When all is silent and still, and life becomes true to you. You wonder… what’s the meaning of my life? What am I searching for? What do I want?
Isn’t it there’s a question in us that we long for an answer? As the psalmist says in Psalm 42:7 “Deep cries to deep in the roar of your waterfall; all your waves and breakers have swept over me.” There’s a deep desire in us all to seek out our purpose and calling to be fulfilled. As long as the question is not met, our thirst will not be quench. We will constantly be searching for the things that our soul longs for.
The Wandering Joseph – In the bible, we know the story of Joseph, being a boy was sent forth by his father, Jacob to seek out the welfare of his brothers (Genesis 37:12-17). On the field, a certain man found him, and there he was, wandering in the field. And the man asked him, saying, “What are you seeking?”. The sages say that this was not an ordinary man but rather an angel sent to encourage Joseph. In hebrew text, the man asked “to say (lemor), What will you seek? In another words, the man is encouraging Joseph to discover the motivation by asking himself, “What do I seek? And we know that Joseph was always never out of focus because he was able to withstand temptation and tribulation.
A question that we often neglect or unconscious of asking ourself, “What does your heart really seek? Matthew 6:33 says that “Seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.”
So, what are you searching for today? The Spirit of the Living God calls out, “Seek Me and live” Amos 5:4
If sometimes you feel lost, lonely, vulnerable and wondering what you are doing here on earth? Not knowing where you are heading and what you really want. Therefore, come before God with sincerity and ask him. He is faithful and true and will surely answer the cry of your inner heart. Jeremiah 29:13 “You will seek me and find me if you search for me with all your heart”.
And we must seek God with our whole heart and with sincerity. The key lies “how hungry are you?”. Seeking God is a daily process, is a journey for us to discover who we are in him. That way, we can continue to grow and in the process, building up our faith and relationship with our Heavenly Father.