Friday, September 24, 2010
I Sought the Lord
One of my favorite hymn texts begins, "I sought the Lord and afterward I knew he moved my heart to seek Him seeking me." This is one of the great assurances of my faith, that God valued me enough to seek me. My own efforts were useless, because what God desired was my opening to God, not my working to find or please God. For me, finding God was not dependent on me looking for God. Finding God was accomplished by accepting that God was there all the time if only I stopped and opened myself to God. What a great relief to know that it was not my job to discover God; my only work was to allow God to come to me in the silence.