How do we find the Lord? The answer is simple: by seeking Him out. The Lord does not let seekers down – at least not according to my experience. I searched for Him in my teenage years and He introduced Himself to me, which changed my life. The truth is the Lord wants to be found. We will find Him when we look for Him.
I don’t claim that it is easy to find the Lord, but it’s certainly not impossible. God sees all our struggles; He understands and has compassion on us. Unfortunately we often get sidetracked by the physical world and its distractions. God reasons with us saying (Isaiah 55:2):
“Why spend money on what is not bread and your labor on what does not satisfy? Listen, listen to me, and eat what is good and you will delight in the richest of fare.”
Calling out to the Lord is one thing; listening to Him is quite another. We need to hear from God. His Word resonates with us and is food to our soul. No amount of physical food can replace that. Accolades do us no good, fame and fortune won’t do either. Our soul craves the Lord’s attention and won’t be satisfied with anything less.
Prophet Isaiah wrote (Isaiah 55:6):
“Call upon Him now while He is near” (*Living Bible)
Call on Him now means call on Him always. There’s always now. Right now is now. And here’s another now. If we missed an opportunity to call on the Lord, here is another now. We can pray at any time. Let us seize the moment and check in with the Lord; and if not now – then how about right now?
“Oh God you are my God and I will ever praise you. I will seek you in the morning and I will learn to walk in your ways and step by step you’ll lead and I will follow you all of my days.” (Rich Mullins)