The Thought for the week this week was written by Paul Sharkey

by Susie Jean Sharkey

Seek and you will find Matt 7:7 (NIV)


This is a familiar verse to many Christians and yet, in this verse a profound truth is told to us and yet it's easy to miss. For a moment, let's imagine the verse said, “Seek and you might find.” Do you see it now? “Seek and you will find.” It's a promise: a statement of eternal spiritual truth – that if you seek the 'good gifts' that Jesus is talking about when he speaks this verse (see Matt 7:11 NIV), then you will find them. It must work, even the devil himself can't change what God has ordained as a spiritual truth woven into the very fabric of the universe. So, what are these 'good gifts' we should seek? Well, Matthew 6:33 (NIV) tells us to “seek first his Kingdom” and Jeremiah 29:13 tells us that “you will seek me and you will find me when you seek for me with all your heart” (NIV). So, there we have it: if we set ourselves to seek God as a priority we will find Him! It's part of us being created in God's image, it's a right of being human. It doesn't depend on our intelligence, level of education or whether we've had a Church background – it only depends on us having a human heart and a desire to know why we are here on earth and the true reason we are alive.

Focus on this. Don't let distractions or obstacles stand in the way of discovering the eternal God of the universe! Let me say it again, “Seek and you will find.”