Seeking You: a prayer in pursuit of God

“The Lord will guide you always;
    he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land
    and will strengthen your frame.
You will be like a well-watered garden,
    like a spring whose waters never fail.” (Isaiah 58:11)

seeking You
like a suffocating man seeks oxygen
pursuing You
like a gold-digger on their last heart-flung dig
watching for You
like a red-tailed hawk perched still and attentive for prey
listening for You
like a child trapped in a cave listens for a long-awaited rescue
hungry for You
like a famine-stricken family nomadically searches for food
thirsty for You
like hard, drought-parched fields ache for rain
waiting for You
like the unemployed waits for word of a yearned-for job offer
open to You
like a cold, silent lock yields to the key that turns the tumblers
“our hearts are restless
until they rest in You”

Listening for God

This past weekend, Kelly and I were speaking at Eastrook’s Young Singles retreat. The messages for the weekend were themed around listening to God and how we respond to what we hear by how we live.

I started off the retreat on Friday night by talking about three individuals in the Bible who give us a picture of how we can approach listening to God. Over the next few days on the blog, I want to paint a brief picture of these lives and how they help us approach listening to God.

The three characters and themes are:

  • Samuel: Expect God to Speak
  • Elijah: Let God Whisper into Our Lives
  • Paul : Allow God to Get Our Attention