Matthew 2:2 “Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him.”
We are in a culture of soaking.
There are so many entertainment outlets that attract our time. Multiple streaming TV apps are seeking your attention. Social media takes away our actual social time in real life. People in restaurants and walking together are soaking their lives away with their phones. We are in danger of losing the benefits of seeking and searching using our minds and hearts that produce real personal growth and maturity. Today’s blog will focus on three scriptures that describe seeking and the outcome.
Wise men from the east
Matthew chapter two describes some wise men noticing a star. Probably a supernatural event. These men were in the process of seeking new leadership for their country. As astrologers, they were looking in the heavens for answers (this was forbidden by God in the Old Testament.) God sent a supernatural star to attract them. It cost them much effort to follow the star. They had to leave what was comfortable and easy to cast off for an unknown journey. But the star drew something in their hearts. No one recorded how long they traveled. We know there were times of discouragement. The Wise men, in their journey, lost sight of the star and were asking, “Where is the newborn king? We saw the star and have come to worship him.” Then a short time later, they once again found the star which led them to Christ. When they found Jesus, their lives were forever changed.
Is God placing a star in your heart? Is there some supernatural attraction in your everyday life that is shining and beckoning you to follow? I encourage you to carve out some of the soaking time and begin to seek this Godly attraction in your life. It will cost you time and patience…but when you find your revelation, it will change you forever.
Behold I stand at the door and knock
Revelation 3:20 Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me.
This verse speaks of Christ knocking at the doors of his people. It was written to the church of Laodicea. It was a church that was rebuked because of their soaking instead of seeking. They were neither hot nor cold. They thought of themselves as rich but did not realize they were poor. Jesus is trying to turn their soaking into seeking. Jesus is trying to restore their first love.
Jesus says, ” I stand at the door and knock.” Notice the progression that takes place to turn soaking into seeking. Jesus said, “If anyone hears my voice.” He did not say if anyone heard the knocking. The progression goes from noticing a knocking at our hearts. As we begin to listen more closely, we begin to hear His voice call us. That is still not enough to change from soaking to seeking. How often have I heard Christ talk to me, and I continued doing whatever I was doing? But to him who STOPS, STANDS UP, and WALKS TO THE DOOR, and OPENS THE DOOR, Christ will come in. In this busy holiday season, take time out of the busy day to stop and open the door to Christ. Join a group, seek an online Bible study. Take some time to open the door to Christ. He will come in and bring His blessings with Him.
Jeremiah 13:29 You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.
Matthew 2:10-11 When they saw the star, they were overjoyed. On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him.
Rev 3:20 Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me.
Let us determine to increase our seeking time by daily prayer, bible reading, and meditating on Christ. You will be delighted by what you find as you seek God. Seeking will fuel your lightnside with the presence of Hope and Peace.