Just today as Gleneva and I was visiting with my brother Peter, our discussion came around to the anointing of God. Later this afternoon as I pondered over this discussion my thoughts brought me to a letter that I had written on seeking God.
In reflecting over the ages on the great patriarchs of Biblical times I am convinced and can say without a doubt that the price of God’s anointing will only come through “Seeking God”.
May this letter answer the question, What does it mean to “seek God”? God is calling mankind to seek His face… yes, seek and find the fullness of God… hear His voice…cry out to Him. David puts it like this in:
- Psalm 27:8 (KJV) When thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, LORD, will I seek. Another translation reads…My heart has heard you say, “Come and talk with me.” And my heart responds, “LORD, I am coming.”
I believe there are certain times the Lord calls us out of our daily routine in life to “SEEK MY FACE”. The highest form of seeking God is not for personal needs…but to seek God for Himself…for who He is. Are you hungry for God? Are you tired of being dissatisfied with your relationship with God?
This calls for a time of seeking God, which is:
- A place of maturity…
- A place of breakthrough…
- A place of Holiness.
Yes, a time and place where His anointing will flow. As we seek God for Himself, we are in pursuit of God; a place of abiding in Christ, aware of His glory within us.
There are times we must get away from our familiar places and do as Moses did…pitch your tent of familiarity outside the camp.
- Exodus 33:7-11 It was Moses’ custom to set up the tent known as the Tent of Meeting far outside the camp. Everyone who wanted to consult with the LORD would go there. Whenever Moses went out to the Tent of Meeting, all the people would get up and stand in their tent entrances. They would all watch Moses until he disappeared inside. As he went into the tent, the pillar of cloud would come down and hover at the entrance while the LORD spoke with Moses. Then all the people would stand and bow low at their tent entrances. Inside the Tent of Meeting, the LORD would speak to Moses face to face, as a man speaks to his friend. Afterward Moses would return to the camp, but the young man who assisted him, Joshua son of Nun, stayed behind in the Tent of Meeting.
In the natural…man is limited…there are times a person must “Seek God” for Himself. When we truly “seek God” for no other reason but to know Him…we will find Him.
How do we find God? Get alone – Set your goals high…simply say NO to all other voices…forsake television, cancel hobbies and put away the newspaper, magazines and cell phones.
Are you hungry…are you desperate to hear from God…those that desire to find God, will find time. It will take more than the “normal”… not measuring up to others but go after God with your whole heart.
Paul rebukes the Corinth church because of their walk…be not “like mere men” as Paul states in:
- 1 Corinthians 3:3 “for you are still controlled by your own sinful desires. You are jealous of one another and quarrel with each other. Doesn’t that prove you are controlled by your own desires? You are acting like people who don’t belong to the Lord.”
God wants so much more for His people…He desires us to be like Christ…not merely “normal” but Christ like! God’s desire is to overfill our lives with the very power of Christ; God’s anointing in and through our lives, being that vessel of honor that God has created us for.
This power (the anointing) is available to all He has chosen and called to “come out” of the “familiar” and “normal daily routine” of doing things. Security in the familiar things around us…not seeking God for the truth…staying in lifeless churches simply because of familiar faces…is not the answer.
We must be rooted in Christ in all that we do…an on going Spiritual growth in our lives…our lives based on and in the truth of Christ. We don’t like change…and the every day routine of working all day coming home to sit in front of the television and then collapse in bed only to see our life become a chain of bondage.
Just as Moses and others left the “familiar” and pitched their tent “outside the camp” where they would then seek the Lord, so we are to do the same. Jesus also went “outside the camp” that He might sanctify the people through His own blood, suffering outside the gate. Outside the camp is simply getting alone, without distractions. You and God. Talking to God and He talking to you.
- Hebrews 13:12-14 So also Jesus suffered and died outside the city gates in order to make his people holy by shedding his own blood. So let us go out to him outside the camp and bear the disgrace he bore. For this world is not our home; we are looking forward to our city in heaven, which is yet to come.
Remember, the highest form of prayer is to find God. This is one reason why Jesus said to get alone when you pray.
- Matthew 6:6 But when you pray, go away by yourself, shut the door behind you, and pray to your Father secretly. Then your Father, who knows all secrets, will reward you.
God draws us to Himself…as you feel the Holy Spirit drawing you to spend time seeking after God, take the time to do it. It may be early morning, mid afternoon or during the late hours of the night… whenever…you can be certain… God does draw us and wants to speak to His children.
- James 4:8 Draw close to God, and God will draw close to you.
God is looking for a Holy people… their must be a sacrifice of time in our daily routine to get away from the familiar and place our tent in the Presence of God.
NOW is the time to pray…seek Him. My wish for this day to all is to seek HIM and to find that place in God, in HIS presence, of joy peace and happiness…only God can provide through a life of knowing Jesus as your personal Savior and allowing the Holy Spirit to have full reign in our lives.
As always, may God’s BLESSINGS and FAVOR be with you and your family. May we become that vessel of honor that God can and will use with the flow of His the anointing, that changes lives for His purpose.
Love in Christ Jesus,