My granddaughters love to come to our house and spend the night. When they wake up, the first thing they do is come find me and crawl up into my lap. I never turn them away or tell them to come back a little later. I love having their love. I love their closeness. And they are not satisfied with a quick, “Good morning.” They want nearness. They want to feel my presence. When they cuddle into my side, they aren’t asking for gifts, or rewards, or surprises. They are looking for me. It’s one of the greatest feelings in the world.
The same is true of our heavenly Father. “I love those who love Me, and those who seek Me early and diligently shall find Me.” Proverbs 8:17. When we love someone, we long to be with them. We enjoy spending time with them. We look for ways to show them we love them. Separation increases a longing to be with them.
Is that how you seek God? Early in the morning? With deliberate, diligent purposeful intentions? What is the first thought you have each morning? Your schedule? Your problems? Yourself? Or His presence?
“Seek ye first the kingdom of God and all these things shall be added unto thee.” Matthew 6:33
“The Lord does not forsake them that seek Him.” Psalm 9:10
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