“Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you. And ye shall seek me…” Jeremiah 29:12-13
Do you know how difficult it is to seek God with all your heart when you’re in captivity and being stolen from?
Human nature is not to seek God when you are being stolen from. It wants to pout, have a pity party, and get mad at God. But God is saying, “If you want My thoughts for you to come to pass, then while you’re in captivity, while you’re being stolen from, while you’re living beneath your covenant rights, call on Me. Seek Me. Find Me. Search for Me with all your heart.”
I studied this out from original Hebrew and the indication here is searching is with an intensity beyond the norm. The worst thing you can do when Satan is stealing from you is less praying, less giving, less fellowshipping with God. And isn’t that what usually happens? Satan steals from you, and the first thing you want to do is quit going to church, quit giving, and quit praying. But, God says when you’re in captivity, that’s when you turn the intensity up. That’s when you turn the volume up on your seeking Him.
Why? Because God says, “Don’t get out of My presence. Because if you get out of My presence, you’ve fallen into the adversary’s trap. He won’t have to pay it back. He keeps what he stole from you. But if in the midst of that captivity, keep seeking Me, and I will restore you.” Hallelujah.
So let me just encourage you and challenge you today. Whatever has been stolen from you, you can get it back – and then some. Don’t get offended at God. It will delay your restoration. Release all offenses and start seeking God with your whole heart. Your due season, your miracle and your breakthrough will come.
Confession: “I will stay in God’s presence. I will seek Him with everything within me!”
Author: Jerry Savelle