Diligent Seeker

I got some free time inbetween lectures and felt I should post this I’ve been musing over in the last one day.
I once read the psalm where David the King of Israel said he pants after God like a deer pants after the water brook. Appears to me that David did not quit his search till he found God since a deer never quits until it sees water.
Many Christians claim to seek God today but after some effort give up because He seems far away and out of reach. But in this distracted world, i reckoned that we do not find God because our thirst isn’t enough. look at John 20:1-16, where the friends of Jesus came to check Him in the tomb having being told that His body wasn’t in the tomb anymore.
The first disciple outran Peter to the tomb but for some reason did not enter. Peter arrived and entered, saw the empty place and linen cloth and came out. The first disciple also entered but soon came out and they both left for their homes. They were seekers of Christ but what would you say to their turning back?
But Mary M. the former carrier of seven demons, got there, and seeing Christ wasn’t in there, began to cry… she was there till her heart caught Jesus’ attention.
What does God do when man’s heart catches God’s attention?
He comes down…
She saw Jesus first and was refreshed because her heart was open, resilient and determined to see the Lord, come what may. Jer 29:11-13
Do you seek God like the deer? or you easily give up.
This year remember God says “you will find me if you seek me with ALL your heart.”
Have a great day ahead!

Author: Toluwanimi

Toluwanimi believes young people can do great things with their lives. “Give them wings; watch them soar,” He always says. He is a physician by training and a budding behavioral scientist with a keen interest in child and adolescent health and development. Having worked with teenagers for over a decade, he loves to study and practice evidenced-based methods of inspiring positive behavioral change. His current project, GrandHeights, aims to provide resources and mentorship connections that inspire and empower young people to realize their life’s full potential despite negative circumstances around them. He plans to develop an establishment that will conduct research, develop effective strategies that will impart hope, empowerment, and refuge for youth and families in at-risk situations. He also believes creativity can be a transformative tool and through his start-up, Missionary Creatives, he helps nonprofits tell their stories and develop strategies to drive growth.

2 thoughts on “Diligent Seeker”

  1. Great post! We need to seek God with all our heart – that is when we will find Him. It isn’t a fleeting thought or a mere attempt but a running after in hot pursuit as if our lives depended upon it; because they do. In order to live the life He created us to live, we have to be walking with Him each day; submitting to His will and His desires for us minute by minute. Thanks for this post – it is a great reminder to not allow our faith to become lukewarm.
    Revelation 3:16
    So, because you are lukewarm—neither hot nor cold—I am about to spit you out of my mouth.


    1. Point to note is that the 21st century church is a bit like the Laodecian Church where so many so called Christians are not relly on the narrow way that leads to life, but on the sidelines. May the Lord revive our hearts. Thanks Shelly.


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