Let me seek Thee in longing,
Let me long for Thee in seeking;
let me find Thee in love,
and love Thee in finding.
– st. Anselm –
(lived from 1033 until 1109)
Ancient words are these. Ancient but alive. These few words sum up my relationship with God. He says in the Bible that if you search for Him, you will find Him.
And maybe that’s not just meant for people who have not found Him yet. But also for me.
Everyday feels new and old at the same time. I do the things I do without thinking much. Life has a way of seeming so normal. But in the meantime weeks, months and years flow by and the things I did everyday eventually float to the surface. And sometimes when I look back I see a pattern I would rather not see. And I change. Or at least I try to change.
If God was a substantial part of my everyday life, I think I would look back differently. And not see my mistakes, but see Him.
You will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart. ‘I will be found by you,’ declares the LORD.
– Jeremiah 29:13 –
I will find Him. Maybe not in the most common places. Maybe hidden in dark corners. Maybe found in dusty rooms. Maybe in places I thought God would never be present.
By longing to find Him, I search for Him. And he is to be found. Everywhere, anywhere.
Sometimes I feel like we only search for God in a Bible. Or in a Church (building). We think that those are the places where He’s to be found and we look no further. We search only there.
But maybe we miss so much! This whole earth is God’s. Every human is God’s. Every tiny living thing is His. Every breath is His. He could show Himself through anyone, anything, everywhere and anywhere.
Maybe it’s there that we find Him in love and love Him in finding.people love this