Seek the LORD while he may be found; call upon him while he is near; Isaiah 55:6 ESV
God creates divine appointments in our lives. He opens windows of time where we can find Him and His truth. While He is near, it is important that we pay attention and seek God earnestly.
God Offers Much to Those Who Seek Him
God offers many promises to those who seek Him. So, when you feel God’s nearness, when you have those moments where the truth is clear, do not let them slip by. Do not take these occasions for granted for they are often fleeting.
If you think back upon your life, you’ll likely see what I mean. For example, I can remember times during my youth where I responded to God when He was near and times that I ignored Him. In each instance, it was a distinct instant in time.
I encourage you to have a sense of urgency to seek God fervently while He is near.
Why? Again, because the blessings offered are enormous!
The LORD is good to those whose hope is in him, to the one who seeks him; Lamentations 3:25 NIV
Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need. Matthew 6:33 NLT
The young lions suffer want and hunger; but those who seek the LORD lack no good thing. Psalm 34:10 ESV
Blessed are those who keep his statutes and seek him with all their heart– Psalm 119:2 NIV
It is obvious from these texts that God blesses and rewards those who seek Him. So, do not miss the chance when you feel the Lord is near!
Seek God While He May Be Found
Therefore let all the faithful pray to you while you may be found; Psalm 32:6 NIV
Matthew Henry states, “Those that would speed in prayer, must seek the Lord, when, by his providence, he calls them to seek him, and, by his Spirit, stirs them up to seek him.” God decides when and where He’ll be found. Therefore, it is of the utmost importance that we seek Him while He is near.