There is a song- “More And More Of You”, by Selah- that I just love. It was one of those that made me think, and being the analytical type I appreciate when a song stirs me.
“…oh forgive us all for seeking your hand and not your face…..we want more and more, and more and more of you..”
The words convicted my heart when I first heard them as I started to think of how many times I go to the Father in prayer, asking for something. Maybe it isn’t even material, but none the less it is most often seeking His hand! “Lord keep us safe. Keep us healthy. Provide for us. Help me with this or that”…. the list is often endless. Yes I always thank Him for all that He has given me and for the life that I am so blessed to have. But what would happen if more often I approached my Heavenly Father simply Seeking Him?
I am reminded of my own children coming to me and almost incessantly demanding something from me! “Mom where are my socks?….mom I need money for my field trip….mom my throat hurts…mom can I spend the night?…mom I want to go to go here or there…mom…mom…mom!!!” It’s enough to drive me crazy sometimes! Does that mean that I don’t love my kids? On the contrary!! My kids mean the world to me and most of the time I love to give them what they are needing, or even give them what they are simply requesting. But wouldn’t it be amazing sometimes to have them just want me for me? Do we think that Jesus desires the same from His children?!
Please don’t mistake that I am saying that the Lord doesn’t want us to come to Him with our needs or even the desires of our hearts. Our amazing Heavenly Father offers so many promises in His word telling us to do just that. But I am convicted to also pay attention to the times that I simply just go to His Throne and seek Him!
Isn’t He all we really need anyways?! Because of the Lords amazing grace, His love that is so long, wide, high, and deep we can’t even comprehend it, and His innate desire to know all of His children- His Spirit fills us so full that we can’t help but want more and more of Him! I believe it is when we simply bask in His glory at His feet, that we are blessed more than any other time in prayer. Not asking. Not whining. Just seeking- More Of Him.
With Love- April
Matthew 6:33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.
Deuteronomy 4:29 But if from there you seek the Lord your God, you will find him if you seek him with all your heart and with all your soul.