When we seek…

What or whom do we desire?

Are we seeking all the blessings

Or is it God’s heart that we admire?

When we seek…

Are we seeking joy and peace?

Do we only ask God for favor

And our troubles to release?

When the ‘effect’ comes before the ‘cause’

We’ve missed a fundamental fact,

When we ask amiss for our pleasures

So they can take full effect.

Our fleshly nature seeks comfort;

To take the easy path in life,

Where a little prayer is whispered

And we believe this will suffice.

But the battle is much stronger

In the spiritual realm indeed,

Where we need God’s protection

And for Him to intercede.

When we seek…

For money, success and/or fame,

We’re trapped in the worldly ways

Where disappointment can remain.

When we seek…

Materialism and all its ways,

And to boast to our neighbour

No true peace will remain.

When we seek…

Our own glory and our credit,

We make a god of ourselves

But where our soul remains in debit.

But when we seek…

Wisdom and humility,

God’s grace will surely cover us

And His mercy we will see.

When we seek God’s heart;

To be still and know He is,

Our direction will be steered

Where all the glory will be His.

Because we’re always after the blessings;

It’s just a natural thing to do,

But God’s treasure is much deeper

That He reveals to only few.

Only few do seek His face

And His will for their lives,

Because it’s so easy to be steeped

In idolatry and lies.

When we seek…

What do we really desire?

Is it God or His blessings

And deep down whom do we admire?

(C) P.B. 2021

“My goal is God Himself, not joy nor peace, nor even blessing, but Himself, my God.”  Oswald Chambers “My Utmost for His Highest.”

“Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it.  Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it.”  Matthew 7:13-14

“Seek the Lord while He may be found, call upon Him while He is near.”  Isaiah 55:6

“Ask and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.”  Matthew 7:7

“No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to the one and despise the other.  You cannot serve God and mammon.”  Matthew 6:24

“You lust and do not have.  You murder and covet and cannot obtain.  You fight and war.  Yet you do not have because you do not ask.  You ask and do not receive, because you ask amiss, that you may spend it on your pleasures.”  James 4:2-3

“Come now, you rich, weep and howl for your miseries that are coming upon you! Your riches are corrupted, and your garments are moth-eaten.  Your gold and silver are corroded, and their corrosion will be a witness against you and will eat your flesh like fire.  You have heaped up treasure in the last days.”  James 5:1-3

“He who speaks from himself seeks his own glory; but He who seeks the glory of the One who sent Him is true, and no unrighteousness is in Him.”  John 7:18

“It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing.  The words that I speak to you are spirit, and they are life.”  John 6:63

“Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!”  Psalm 46:10-11