Seek Up

Have you ever been driving down the road and couldn’t find anything good on the radio? Thank God for the “seek” button, right? There’s one on the steering wheel of our van, so it makes it even easier to station surf while I’m driving down the road.

The other night I was driving home and surfing stations when I happened to notice something out of the corner of my eye. Whenever I pushed the “seek” button, the display on the radio would say “seek up”. Now, I was technically seeking up. I was surfing the stations from low frequency to high frequency. But when that display caught my eye, it got me thinking about something (a dangerous thing, I know.)

When we’re unsatisfied with our current “station” in life, we tend to hit the “seek” button. We try a change of scenery, we try to change our circumstances, we try to change people around us, we try to change whatever we can until we find something that we can groove to for a while….at least until we get tired of that. And then we hit the “seek” button again.

But until we “seek up”, we’ll never be satisfied with anything else. Matthew 6:33 says, “But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.” Our highest desire should be God’s kingdom and His righteousness. To spend eternity together with Him and to be made perfect and holy. Anything else will be a temporary satisfaction that will soon have you channel surfing again.

And when we seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, we get bonus “things” along with that. But what are the “things” that will be added to us? To find that out, you need to read verses 25-32 of Matthew chapter 6. When we “seek up” and fix our focus on God, a funny thing happens. We stop focusing on everything else. And what’s more, we don’t have to worry about everything else because God always meets our needs.

Notice that I didn’t say that He always meets our wants. He might not change our circumstances or give us stuff, but if He is our greatest want, then we’ll always be satisfied. And if we seek Him first, then everything we need will be added to us.

So are you “seeking up”? Is there anything right now that you’d rather have than God?

Prayer: Father, thank You for knowing what I need even before I need it. Help me to fix my desire on You first. I want You to be the most important thing in my life. Help me trust You for everything else. Amen.