“But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother’s womb and called me through His grace, to reveal His Son in me, that I might preach Him among the Gentiles, I did not immediately confer with flesh and blood, nor did I go up to Jerusalem to those who were apostles before me; but I went to Arabia, and returned again to Damascus.”
When Paul got saved, he wasn’t seeking Jesus, but Jesus was seeking him. You say, “I’m just seeking the Lord.” The only reason you are seeking the Lord is because He’s first sought you. Don’t get any idea that you just thought it up all by yourself.
Romans 3:11 says, “There is none who understands; There is none who seeks after God.” So then, why do we have this hunger? Why do we have this thirst for God? Because He gave it to us.
Let’s think about a natural thirst. We all get thirsty for liquid. Why do we get thirsty? Because God created us where we would have a thirst. Had God not created us to have thirst, we would never get thirsty. We wouldn’t just be walking down the street and say, “You know, I’d better get some liquid. I’m going to dehydrate.” No. God made us that way. That thirst in us is a gift of God, and the thirst for God that is in you is a gift of God. It pleased God to do this. The grace that saved you is also from the God who loves you and is seeking after you. When God came into the Garden of Eden after Adam and Eve sinned, He asked, “Where are you?” (Genesis 3:9). That wasn’t the voice of a detective; that was the voice of a loving God. He is seeking you today.
Take a walk and recall the times when God worked in your life and sought you. Praise Him for those moments and for His pursuit of you!