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What Kind of Christian Are You?

Are you a "Seeker"? Are you running hard after God? Or are you nursing a grudge? Are you holding onto past hurts, anger or unforgiveness? How about disappointments and heartache? We tend to dress up a lot of things as Christianity when in reality it’s just us barely hanging on and doing our thing in the natural.

We call it a "walk" when really we’re sitting on a fence hoping we don’t get pulled into anymore than we can handle.

Seek the LORD while he may be found; call on him while He is near. (Isaiah 55:6)

God is commanding us to seek Him! I like a command.

There’s no ambiguity there. God spells it out in any Bible translation the same way: seek Him. We have to be seekers in every area of our walk with God. David was a seeker and he even asked God to help him not to wander.

I have tried my best to find you – don't let me wander from your commands. (Psalms 119:10)

There are some great benefits to being a seeker, but God requires some things of us as His followers. He wants us to have clean hands and a pure heart, and not to worship idols and tell lies. If we do the right thing here’s what we get:

Who may climb the mountain of the LORD? Who may stand in his holy place? Only those whose hands and hearts are pure, who do not worship idols and never tell lies. They will receive the Lord’s blessing and have right standing with God their savior. Such is the generation of those who seek him, who seek your face, O God of Jacob. (Psalms 24:3-5)

We get the Lord’s blessing and we will be in right standing with Him. In righteous simplicity, Jesus spelled out the answer to the cry of a seekers heart.

For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened. (Luke 11:10)

We will receive; we will find Him and He will respond to our knock. Seeking hard after God is not an exercise in futility, it’s the will of God. It’s His command. It’s His way to bless us. It’s the way we receive righteousness more abundantly.

Sow for yourselves righteousness, reap the fruit of unfailing love, and break up your unplowed ground; for it is time to seek the LORD, until he comes and showers righteousness on you. (Hosea 10:12)

God says NOW is the time to be a seeker after Him. God wants us to sow right standing with Him and we will reap what we all really want –the unfailing love of God! A seeker is running hard after God, and looking for Him. A seeker wants to witness. A seeker wants to pray. A seeker wants to do God’s will and looks for every opportunity to pour out what God has given them that day. Whether it’s a song, or a word of encouragement or just a listening ear, God wants us to step in the gap for each other every day. We don’t all get "full" of God every morning. But when we’re on empty, He can still use us and only He gets the glory for it!

God is not far from us. In fact the Word says, "He’s the friend that sticks closer than a brother". No matter how far you feel from God today take the chance and sow right standing with Him – He will shower you with righteousness. As you sow an upright walk and as the Word says- we reap what we sow – so you will get more righteousness. That all leads to fulfilling your place in the Kingdom. As you fulfill your call that God has placed upon you it will help you equip others to fulfill theirs; and all of a sudden the Church is doing what it’s supposed to do! You see – we actually carry part of the responsibility as Christians to fulfill God’s destiny on the earth! We don’t think we actually have a part, but we do! And it all starts with the desire to seek after God and to do His will.

Relinquish your past, drop that burden of past sins in the sea of forgetfulness and move forward into your future as a Seeker after God!

Copyright © Scott Presson. Used by permission.

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