Does there burn within your heart the passionate desire to seek to know Him? To follow hard after Him? 2 Chron. 15:12, "And they entered into a covenant to seek the Lord with all their heart and with all their soul." v. 15, "(They) sought Him with their whole desire; and He was found of them."
David wrote, "One thing have I desired of the Lord, that will I seek after." (Ps. 27:4) He had such an intense longing for the presence of the Lord that overshadowed everything else and brought about a singleness of purpose. It is God's will that we seek Him! Ps. 27:8, "When thou saidst, Seek my face; my heart said unto Thee, Thy face Lord, will I seek." David's life was a torrent of spiritual desire, and his psalms ring with the cry of the seeker and the glad shout of the finder!
How tragic that we in this dark day have had our seeking done for us by our teachers. Everything is made to center upon the initial act of "accepting" Christ (a term incidentally, which is not found in the Bible) and we are not expected to crave any further revelation of God to our souls. We have been snared in the coils of a spurious logic which insists that if we have found Him, we need no more seek Him. In the midst of this great chill there are some, I rejoice to acknowledge, who will not be content with shallow logic. They will admit the force of the argument, and then turn away with tears to hunt some lonely place and pray, "O God, show me Thy glory!" They want to taste, to touch with their hearts, to see with their inner eyes the wonder that is God. I want to deliberately encourage this mighty longing after God. The lack of it has brought us to our present low estate. The stiff and wooden quality about our religious lives is a result of our lack of holy desire. Complacency is a deadly foe of all spiritual growth. Acute desire must be present or there will be no manifestation of Christ to His people. He waits to be wanted! Too bad that with many of us He waits so long, so very long, in vain." A.W. Tozer The Pursuit of God
I leave you with the very sobering thought on the life of King Rehoboam found in 2 Chron. 12: 14. "And he did evil, because he prepared not his heart to seek the Lord." There is a direct connection between diligently seeking the Lord and His strength, and resisting evil. In order to persevere in the faith, we must firmly resolve to seek God's face in earnest prayer. By doing so, we will be able to resist sin, despise the world, obey God's Word and follow the leading of the Holy Spirit until the day we go onto glory. On the other hand, without this determined purpose in our hearts, we will soon forsake God and His holiness, and conform to the ungodly ways of society.