From the moment we are born we begin a journey of seeking nourishment, we look for it in the physical and we look for it in the emotional, the emotional feeds the mental and spiritual, and they are all inter working together. We seek two basic needs, we seek food and we seek love. They are individual and yet they are one in the same. Food feeds the body, it gives us strength to carry out the tasks of the day, it heals the body keeping our skin, hair, bones, and muscles healthy. Love feeds the soul, the abundance of it can overflow us and nourish us and the lack of it can be as destructive as starving to death, it is a spiritual, emotional, and mental starvation, which will trigger a physical starvation. When we lack the love we are seeking we begin to feel the pull, the loneliness, the rejection, and we begin to believe it to be true…we are unloveable. As soon as we are born we seek a place of love, we seek a place of acceptance, we seek a place of safety, we seek a place in which we will be given both our literal daily bread in the form of food and our figurative daily bread in the form of nurturing and love.
Whether you have been feed your daily bread in both the literal and the figurative, I do believe we spend our lives seeking our place on this earth. We all have a desire to accomplish something on this earth, if not as a blessing then it becomes a form of destructive, ugly something but it is in the end to feel and find accomplishment.
I do know this, that seeking anything whether physical nourishment in the form of food or emotional nourishment in the form of love and acceptance has to begin with Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ must be the one foundation of who we are and what we are seeking must be founded upon. Any other foundation will crumble time and time again. Without Jesus as the foundation you will crumble, you will fall, and you will attempt to rebuild your foundation time and time again only to have it crumble and fall yet again. After your many attempts you will begin to feel as if you must give up, what’s the point when crumbling and falling is all there is to your effort. Jesus must be the foundation, it must be Jesus doing the work in you, for when Jesus is at work your foundation will be a solid rock, it will not fail, it will not fall, there is no earthquake or hurricane literal or figurative that could cause it to crumble. There is a Savior who calms the storms, who brings rest to the weary, who calls to us to come home, who calls and asks us to stop fighting. Come to me and rest my weary, tired, downtrodden child! I have life for you, I have found life abundantly for you. He asks you to come and take it, choose life!
When I have sought Yahweh, Jesus the Messiah, when I come under his love and care, when I surrender all I am to him, when I want nothing more than whatever it is that he wants for me, that, oh, that is a mighty, peaceful, calming place. When I have surrendered, then my Abba will begin to chart my course. He will use me in his kingdom. But, I must first find my place, I must get who I am from the creator. I cannot nor do I ever want to find myself outside of the Savior. Seeking a position or relationship without Jesus in the mix is seeking something outside of that which the Father wants to give me. I am seeking my own and I will find rejection, fear, and isolation on the other side. Mark cannot give to me all that I need from Jesus, I must get my acceptance not from Mark, but from my heavenly father. As I abide with the father, as I sit close to him, he will begin talking with me, he will guide and show me what mission he has for me on this earth.
My purpose on this earth is to love the Lord my God with all my heart, all my soul, and all my mind and anything else I do will be a tool God uses as a blessing to those around me. My one desire, my heart cry is to be holy, set apart for my master and to be ready to do His will!
As I am seeking, I must seek the throne of my heavenly father, I must seek the throne of my Messiah Jesus Christ! My Abba will guide me and direct me from there. As I see what the Father has me to do I take comfort in Psalm 91:4&5, He who delivers you from the snare of the trapper And from the deadly pestilence. He will cover you with His pinions, And under His wings you may seek refuge; His faithfulness is a shield and bulwark. You will not be afraid of the terror by night, Or of the arrow that flies by day;… I take comfort in this verse because I know that often times the places God has us go either geographically or as he is working on us often is confusing to others around us and we can grow discouraged, but I trust my Abba and I will choose to stay the course he has for me and not turn left or right until he guides me to do so.
My first seeking place will always be my Abba and I will love him with all my heart, with all soul, with all my mind, and with all my strength. Next to my Abba I will be loved, I will be accepted, I will be peaceful, I will be joyful and that, that is my purpose in this life. I need not do any other seeking outside of my relationship with Him. As I abide, Abba will send me forth on the mission that he has predestined for me. I seek and draw near my Abba, there is no greater place!
I pray you will find your peace, your acceptance, your love, and your purpose in the heavenly father who wants to bless you greatly! Come, Abba awaits for you, Jesus the Savior, the Messiah waits to redeem and rescue you. Freedom awaits for you and I pray you find what your soul is longing for. Shalom!