You, God, are my God, earnestly I seek you; I thirst for you, my whole being longs for you….
–Psalm 63:1 NIV
It’s easy to be persistent when it comes to something you really want, isn’t it? Maybe you’ve shopped for an extended time to find the exact item you desired, tried tirelessly to convince someone of your opinion, or searched thoroughly for a lost item. But when it comes to seeking God, we rarely have the same diligence.
Our determined focus on more trivial things betrays how much we undervalue the honor of knowing Christ. Since our culture endlessly floods us with distractions that can cloud our minds and hearts, we must be careful to keep our attention sharpened on the true spiritual treasures that are just waiting to be uncovered.
Now is the time to honestly examine your life to see what may be hindering a truly passionate pursuit of God. Consider ways to carve out time each day to be alone with Him. As you go about your routine, first seek His guidance and listen for His voice. As this becomes your habit, you, like the apostle Paul, may find yourself eventually concluding that nothing is as valuable as a relationship with Christ. As Phillipians 3:8 (NIV) states, everything is “a loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus.”
- God, help me gain a true understanding of the value of knowing You.
- Jesus, help me keep my focus sharpened on You.