Miss Kate just put up the word prompt for this week. It’s the word Search. Come join us… it’s five minutes of free writing and then another couple in offering encouragement to others. It’s a good thing. 🙂
Anyways, I saw the word search and I thought hmm… can I make a poem out of this word? I’d like to, but honestly my brain is too tired tonight for that.
I then got to thinking about how God has been impressing on my mind the need to search for him, that searching for him always bears fruit. That thought led to this scripture.
“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened.
That of course then led to me thinking about how we seek for, we search for God, it doesn’t come back empty. But as we get to know him, we NEED to be aware that he gets to know us too.
O Lord, you have searched me and known me!
2 You know when I sit down and when I rise up;
you discern my thoughts from afar.
3 You search out my path and my lying down
and are acquainted with all my ways.
4 Even before a word is on my tongue,
behold, O Lord, you know it altogether.
Then I got to thinking about how God knows his people and he knows the enemies of his people and sometimes he takes action. Action where he actively searches out those enemies and puts an end to them.
16 “Behold, I am sending for many fishers, declares the Lord, and they shall catch them. And afterward I will send for many hunters, and they shall hunt them from every mountain and every hill, and out of the clefts of the rocks. 17 For my eyes are on all their ways. They are not hidden from me, nor is their iniquity concealed from my eyes. 18 But first I will doubly repay their iniquity and their sin, because they have polluted my land with the carcasses of their detestable idols, and have filled my inheritance with their abominations.”
The Bible is full of the Lord being sought, the Lord seeking, and the Lord searching out our hearts. It’s good to remember it you know?