PSALM 27:4 “ONE THING I ASK FROM THE LORD, THIS ONLY DO I SEEK; THAT I MAY DWELL IN THE HOUSE OF THE LORD ALL THE DAYS OF MY LIFE, TO GAZE ON THE BEAUTY OF THE LORD AND TO SEEK HIM IN HIS TEMPLE.”
SEEK, DWELL AND GAZE
GOD is a beautiful GOD. The above scripture is the desire of my heart. It says what and how we should respond when we truly become GOD HUNTERS.
It’s funny how looking for beauty and meaning in this sin-soaked world draws us closer into a daily quest of searching for our GOD. We wonder: are you there LORD? And just when we think that thought, HE has a way of showing HIS grace-filled hand to us.
Being a GOD HUNTER means looking for the small blessings in the mundane and repetitive. Oh we notice the big stuff GOD has to offer us and we notice and others see too. But HE is so subtle every day that we have to really draw near, pray, dwell in HIS presence and gaze upon HIS goodness.
And let’s remember this: none of us would be seeking after GOD, had HE not opened our eyes and hearts first! HE SEEKS US!
ROMANS 11: 28 “BUT AS REGARDS ELECTION, THEY ARE BELOVED FOR THE SAKE OF THEIR FOREFATHERS.”
GOD’S electing promise to us is a promise that HE seeks us and thank GOD HE has! In return, our faith acts as a GOD HUNTER wanting to know and see HIM in every aspect of our lives. We want to learn HIS ways and to be obedient to HIS word.
ACTS 22: 14 “THE GOD OF OUR ANCESTORS HAS CHOSEN YOU TO KNOW HIS WILL AND TO SEE THE RIGHTEOUS ONE AND HEAR HIM SPEAK.”
OH TO KNOW AND TO SEE!
JESUS tears the veil over our eyes, so that we will see more clearly. And in the seeing, we begin to seek. We figure out that it is not about us…….it’s about GOD! HIS plan and HIS will becomes all we desire.
We are HIS children……living in a broken creation, but yet redeemed by GOD’S perfect SON who died on the Cross for all of our sins. And all who believe in HIM have this promise……
JOHN 3: 18 “WHOEVER BELIEVES IN HIM IS NOT CONDEMNED, BUT WHOEVER DOES NOT BELIEVE IS CONDEMNED ALREADY, BECAUSE HE HAS NOT BELIEVED IN THE NAME OF THE ONLY SON OF GOD.”
Let’s seek, dwell with HIM and then gaze upon all of GOD’S goodness! Discover HIS amazing grace-filled arms and stop and dwell there. Dwell and be comforted in a way that the world cannot give.
DEUTERONOMY 33: 27 “THE ETERNAL GOD IS YOUR DWELLING PLACE, AND , UNDERNEATH ARE THE EVERLASTING ARMS.”
As you dwell there, be comforted and lift up your gaze upon HIM and HIM alone……
JOB 35: 5 “LOOK UP AT THE HEAVENS AND SEE; GAZE AT THE CLOUDS SO HIGH ABOVE YOU.”
Being a GOD HUNTER means your gaze must always remain vertical and even to the heavens, seeking after HIM. Seeking, dwelling and then gazing…….. all are required of us who crave the glory of GOD.
ACTS 7:55 “BUT HE, FULL OF THE HOLY SPIRIT GAZED INTO HEAVEN AND SAW THE GLORY OF GOD, AND JESUS STANDING AT THE RIGHT HAND OF GOD.”
HIS peace is the result of all this hunting and craving and searching…….a peace that goes beyond any human understanding. It is worth it, our hunting for GOD. And the best news is that HE has been there by our sides all along, because HIS grace for us is immeasurable, pure and eternal.
EZEKIEL 34: 16 “I WILL SEEK THE LOST, AND I WILL BRING BACK THE STRAYED, AND I WILL BIND UP THE INJURED, AND I WILL STRENGTHEN THE WEAK…….”