Today I realized that the word “seek” is a Verb. This means that “seeking” is more than just looking out the window longingly. Seeking implies actively searching something out. Seeking is not dreaming. Seeking is doing. Whatever it is you are seeking, do not just dream about it, go out there and find it and grab hold of it.
Here are some scriptural examples of seeking:
- “Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.” (Matthew 7:7) (alt)
- “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” (Matthew 6:33)
- “For thus saith the Lord unto the house of Israel, Seek ye me, and ye shall live.” (Amos 5:4)
- “And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.” (Jeremiah 29:13)
- “But before ye seek for riches, seek ye for the kingdom of God.” (Jacob 2:18)
Perhaps a more visual example of “seeking” would be in the story of Harry Potter. He was a “seeker” on his Quidditch team. If he had just sat on his broom and merely looked for the golden snitch, he never would have been able to lay hold on it. His seeking of his goal included actively doing something to attain that goal.
I would very much enjoy it if you shared with me more examples of seeking.