Seek what, well?
It seems that’s a question worth asking. What are we seeking? What are we putting our energy towards? For what are we striving?
There are many things we can seek on a daily basis. The typical vices are there…money, fame, etc. The “under-the-surface” vices are there as well, and these are harder to identify – seeking other people’s approval, for example, is one that catches me often.
But as Christians, we’re instructed to seek one thing well, and everything else will come with it (Matthew 6:33). Seeking Jesus first, and the things He desires for us, is Christian Living 101…and 201, 301, 401, etc. We never graduate from needing to be still and seek Jesus.
Friends of mine began getting away to a campground a few years back and spending time together, and spending time alone with God. It was the beginnings of Refresh, a spiritual retreat for guys who need and/or want to get away and listen to God.
The concept is the same even though the vision has grown. Seek Well is now an established rhythm for many. It’s a chance to be still and listen to Jesus. A chance to seek Him well.
This past week I was able to get away again – to be still and listen, to seek well.
It’s a rhythm I hope to never lose because it’s a rhythm that will ensure that I am putting aside all of the other things I could seek and focusing on the only thing I need to seek…Jesus, my King.
It’s worth spending a minute or two and asking yourself, what are you seeking today?