I am always asking God to give me encouraging words for people or asking him to show me their needs. This morning was no different. I kept quiet and just meditated on what the Lord would be saying to me. Suddenly, I got a word. “What is it people searching for” is what popped into my head. Perplexing question if you stop and think about it. I have no idea what it is that people want, but I can come up with some thoughts of what I think it is. I will ask you some questions on ideas and you focus on each one and the answer will come to you.
Are you searching for direction from God? Is God speaking to you and telling you to go this way while you think to yourself, I can’t go that way because I have no idea how to do it or that is something that just doesn’t fit my life? If that is what you are thinking, then you have been given your direction by God but have chosen to ignore it. You might ask, what do I have to do? My answer to you is to go back to the last thing God told you to do and start from there. I can think of a ton of other questions and to answer them without you asking is be still before God and he will reveal them to you. God has not forgotten what he has told you to do and he is just waiting on you. You will not be able to go forward until you do what it is he had asked you to do in the first place.
Are you searching for healing? I can speak from personal experience about this question. I have been asking God for over 25 years for complete healing and though I have not been healed, that doesn’t mean that he is not going to heal me. He has touched so many areas of my life already. He healed me from a heart attack in 2003, from cancer in 2007, from a stroke in 2015. Need I go on? What is the secret to receiving complete and total healing? My answer is what I know, Press In! You can’t give in, you must continue to pray and ask God and not give up. Press in without any reservations and know that God will hear you and answer you. You must pray without ceasing or if you would, Pray Until Something Happens. PUSH. Where would I have been had I given up and not continued to ask for what it was I was expecting God to do in my life.
Are you searching for financial stability? This is a hard direction for me to answer. I have been to the point in my life where we not only had nothing, but our nothing had nothing. Why is that? The answer is simple, you can’t live a luxurious lifestyle on a meager budget. Meaning, you can’t live like there is no tomorrow without paying the consequences for what you do. You can’t go out and eat every night of the week and not take care of the pressing money issues in your home. Hard lesson to learn but a very valuable one if you take to heart what God is telling you to do. Sometimes we are forced to bankruptcy because our debt far exceeds our income. I have found that equation fall on us personally. If you want financial security and stability, then you have no other alternative than to be frugal with what you got and be a good steward with what God has given you.
To answer the question, what are you searching for, it can be answered in just a few words from Matthew 6:33, “But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.” Seek God, Stay in his Word and more important Pray!