Why Seeking Eagerly?

You may have noticed the Scripture verse below the blog title. It's the second part of 2 Chronicles 15:15. I'll admit that this is not a verse I've been quoting my whole life; but it's one I've come to love.

I encourage you to read 2 Chronicles 14 and 15, but if you don't have time now, here is a brief summary.

Asa has just become king of Judah. He hears that an enemy nation is coming, so he gathers the fighting men of Judah and goes out to face them. He doesn't do it on his own though; he cries out to God to deliver Judah. God answers in a big way. The enemy is crushed. Asa reforms Judah by removing the idols in the nation, rebuilding the alter of God, and sacrificing to Him. Then the nation enters into a covenant to seek God "with all their heart and soul" (vs. 12).

This is where verse 15 picks up. "All Judah rejoiced about the oath [they had taken to the Lord] because they had sworn it wholeheartedly. They sought God eagerly, and He was found by them. So the Lord gave them rest on every side" (vs. 15). It would be so easy to skip to the part about God giving them rest on every side. That is a beautiful and peaceful thought. But what jumped out to me was the fact that the nation sought God eagerly. They wanted to find Him. They desired it with every fiber of their being. Eagerly, not out of duty but out of want. And He was found by them. God wants to be found; we have to seek.

When I read this verse it renewed a passion to seek God; to seek Him with an eagerness and to know that I will find Him if I seek him with my heart and soul. That is what you'll find in the "pages" of this blog. Me seeking God and all the amazing places He'll take me through that.

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