Isaiah 55:6-7 Seek the Lord while He may be found, call you upon Him while He is near. 7 Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts; and let him return to the Lord, and He will have mercy upon him, and to our God, for He will abundantly pardon.
SEEK=zéteó in the greek and means I seek, search for, desire.
This text give us the "prescription" on how to seek God so that we may receive the "Medicine" we desperately stand in need of taking.
As I look at this scripture, I see what's commanded in order to find God and a personal relationship with Him.
(1) Seek God while He may be found, (2) call (cry out) to Him while He is near, (3) the wicked man must forsake his or her ways, (4) the unrighteous must for sake his thoughts, (5) return to the Lord.
When we have done these 5 things listed above, God's promise today is to not only show you mercy, but to pardon you in an abundance.
In other words, if you obey the command of the Lord God He will wipe your slate clean. All past sins will be forgiven and cast in the sea of forgetfulness to be remembered no more and you will be restored back to a right relationship with God.
NOW is the time to make seeking God a priority in our lives. Seeking God must become a daily assignment, just like your job is to you, like your pursuit in search of something precious and of great value that you have lost is how you need to seek God also. You must pursue God with passion like a dear that panteth after water.
Psalm 63:1-O God, You are my God; early will I seek You; my soul thirsts for You, my flesh faints for You, in a dry and thirsty land with no water.
Seeking God in the early, quite stillness of the morning is the best time. Fresh out of bed and God first. This would be an excellent time to do it for the heart and mind are more clearer.
I urge, plea, beg you on today to seek the Lord while He may be found.
The problem with many people is the fact that they only seek God when trouble comes and then they want God to hurry up and work on their behalf right now. We should seek Him before we need Him and that means seeking Him daily in all circumstances, good or bad.
If you seek Him daily you won't have to panic when something happens, but instead you will pray and read His Word, knowing that He not only hears you, but He will answer you too through HIs Word.
How will we respond to God’s command to seek him?
Scripture declares in Matthew 5;6-Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be filled.
James 4:8 Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.
This scripture seems to indicate that there will be a time when the Lord will not be able to be found for it said to "seek Him" while He may be found. Think about that!
This chaotic and evil world in which we live is our sign that seeking God with urgency is needed more now than ever.
IT IS WITH URGENCY THAT I BEG YOU TO SEEK GOD NOW!