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Satisfied but seeking

"I love those who love me, and those who seek me diligently find me." (Proverbs 8:17)

Two truths we must always keep before us, in balance, as it were: that in Christ I am complete, justified by the "once for all" sacrifice of Jesus; and, that I am to pursue God in an ongoing relationship, almost as if I didn't have that relationship.

What I mean by that is [somewhat paradoxically] that having found God I must still seek him, and that I cannot seek him properly until I've already found him. But having found him, I do not cease seeking him. The difference is that I seek him in security, not insecurity. He has much yet to give us and to show us:

"The LORD confides in those who fear him; he makes his covenant known to them." (Psalm 25:14 NIV)

I think the best analogy is dating and marriage. Once married we should not give up dating our spouse. We should pursue them in much the same way as we did when we were dating.

The problem with us is that often when we are satisfied we give up seeking.

I wonder, how much am I missing when I am not seeking the Lord passionately?

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