Apostle Grace Lubega
Ezra 7:10(AMP); For Ezra had prepared and set his heart to seek the Law of the Lord [to inquire for it and of it, to require and yearn for it], and to do and teach in Israel its statutes and its ordinances.
Every Christian who is hungry to see God must commit and set their heart to seek Him.
The reason why some start and fail and claim that God is far is because their hearts were not made up to seek Him.
Ezra made seeking God a life mission. The Bible says that he prepared and set his heart.
In the scriptures, the men who sought God and found Him did not do so from impulse because they had listened to one message that stirred them up.
They did not do so out of a temporary desire to do something extraordinary. It was not a passive wish seeking fulfilment.
It was a deep desire that was cultivated, built and acted upon.
Besides seeking Him, Ezra’s desire was to do the will of God.
He was a man who was desperate to do the things He had learned from God and to live them out as the constant reality of His life.
We live in a generation of Christians whose desire for the things of God is stuck between “the altar and the door.”
Their aim in seeking God is not to live out the message but rather to exploit what the message will attract to their hands.
Ezra also desired to teach the will of God to the people of Israel.
Teaching is not just for the man or woman of God on the pulpit. Every fabric of the life of a seeker is a sermon to his world.
This is the heart of a seeker.
It is a heart that is made up to see God; a heart that is yielded to the fulfilment of the will of God; a heart that desires to teach the will of God because a seeker does not seek God only for himself.
FURTHER STUDY: Jeremiah 29:13, Psalm 42:1
The heart of a seeker is a heart that is made up to see God; a heart that is yielded to the fulfilment of the will of God; a heart that desires to teach the will of God because a seeker does not seek God only for himself.
PRAYER: Loving Father, my soul and heart longs for you. You are the object of my desire and the rhythm of my heart beat. You have promised that if I seek you with all my heart, I will find you. May this hunger define my waking and sleeping; my days and nights; my mornings and evenings; my comings and goings; my meditations and my silences. In Jesus’ name, Amen.