God Wants to Be Found

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I couldn’t have been more than five years old. And my two older brothers were the coolest people on the planet! Wherever they went, I tried to go too–much to their annoyance.

When the older boys from the neighborhood came over to our house, naturally, I wanted to play too. One time in particular, I remember my oldest brother said, “Let’s play hide and seek, David. You’re it!”

I closed my eyes and counted to 100. “Ready or not, here I come!” But when I went looking for everyone they had disappeared. Years later I learned my brothers and their buddies simply ran down the street to another friend’s house. It wasn’t hide and seek. They didn’t want to be found.

Chris Hendrix, from devotionsbychris shared a great post recently entitled Prioritize Seeking God. Here’s the part that inspired my post today:

God wants to be found. To be sought after, but we have to get past all the distractions around us in order to do it.

Chris Hendrix

As I read these words I thought, “We either seek God or we don’t.” There are no “sorta” seekers.

You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.

Jeremiah 29:13 (NIV)

Kind reader, is seeking God merely a hobby or a holy necessity? The answer is an either or statement, not a both and.

He who created us without our help will not save us without our consent.

Saint Augustine

Thank you for reading. 🙏❤️ prayers and love.






50 responses to “God Wants to Be Found”

  1. davidsdailydose Avatar

    So it wasn’t just me?!😀 Older siblings can be a pain, but so can younger ones, like me. Thank you for stopping by today, CG. God Bless you too.

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  2. CG Thelen Avatar

    Great post. I had that same trick played on me when I was about the same age. God’s presence is evident every day if we seek Him. Have a blessed day.

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  3. davidsdailydose Avatar

    You’ve brought up another great point altogether, Nancy. Not only does God want to be found, He actually seeks us out too! I enjoyed the excerpt from the poem. I will go find the whole thing online and read it. Thank you for sharing! God Bless.

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  4. Nancy Ruegg Avatar

    You’ve reminded me of Francis Thompson’s poem, “Hound of Heaven,” in which he wrote, “I fled Him down the nights and down the days, I fled Him down the arches of the years . . . those strong Feet that followed, followed after but with unhurrying chase and unperturbed pace.” Praise God he seeks after US with unrelenting tenacity and love!

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  5. davidsdailydose Avatar

    You are so right, Tina. God will always be the best source for the truth about who He is. People tend to add to the gospel or subtract from it. His best to you. Thank you for stopping by today!

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  6. Tina Avatar

    He does want to be found. It makes sense. We all want to be known for who we really are, not what others want or expect us to be. There are a lot of ideas out there about who God is, but only the Bible reveals the truth of who He truly is. ❤

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  7. davidsdailydose Avatar

    I’m thankful too, Dawn. I’m grateful He is a God of love who wants to be found. I hope you have a blessed day!

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  8. Dawn Avatar

    Thankful God wants to be with us and is always available.

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  9. God Still Speaks Avatar

    Happy to do so!

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  10. God Still Speaks Avatar

    p.s. I love your new logo!

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  11. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Enjoy your day in the big city!

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  12. Alan Kearns Avatar

    Hi David, we are getting ready to head to Edinburgh soon…the sooner the better for finding a parking space. Last night was everyone’s favourite meal from our local Chinese restaurant with a lovely chocolate gateau (which has some left yet, yummy).
    God bless you and yours today brother.

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  13. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Yes, God is a certified advance planner, brother! I’d never thought about quite like that, but you are right. Your thoughts remind me of of my favorite verses in the New Testament: Ephesians 2:10. We are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for a life of good works which He has prepared for us in advance.

    I hope you are having a happy birthday on this Lord’s day. All the best to you and yours. 🎂🎂 (two cakes. one for you, and one for your son)


  14. Alan Kearns Avatar

    For me the greatest mystery in all this is that He knows who will seek Him, and He makes provisions for them in advance! I am so thankful to Father God today. God bless you today brother.

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  15. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Thank you for your input, Beth! 2 Corinthians 13:5 is a great verse to go along with this post. Evaluating ourselves in regard to our faith can be difficult but is necessary. I’m usually more of a Barnabas type, but the Paul-like directness simply took over. Actually, I’m preaching to myself as much as anybody. Sadly, I have tried to get by as a sorta seeker from time to time. Thank you again for reading and commenting.

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  16. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Wow, what a book opening. I haven’t heard of this book by Mr. Bevere. “Drawing Near” sounds like a good read. Thank you for sharing!

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  17. Beth Alisan Avatar

    “We either seek God or we don’t.” There are no “sorta” seekers. . . Kind reader, is seeking God merely a hobby or a holy necessity?” I appreciate the directness of these statements David. You write in a Paul-esque manner. Your post is an exhortation much as Paul’s in 2 Corinthians 13:5 (that was where I was studying this morning.) In the amplified it reads, “Examine and test and evaluate your own selves to see whether you are holding to your faith and showing the proper fruits of it. Test and prove yourselves [not Christ]. Do you not realize and know [thoroughly by an ever increasing experience] that Jesus Christ is in you unless you are counterfeits?

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  18. God Still Speaks Avatar

    And then today I started reading a new book, Drawing Near by John Bevere and the opening is this, “There is a call, no, a cry, coming from the heart of God and with each passing day its intensity increases: ‘Why are you satisfied without my presence; why do you remain distant when you could have intimacy with Me?’” Talk about timing! I love how God works!

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  19. Don't Lose Hope Avatar

    Yes … if you’re not committed life doesn’t change.

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  20. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Amen, brother. “Whosoever will May come.”


  21. jesusluvsall Avatar

    He wants to be found and wants a relationship with all

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  22. davidsdailydose Avatar

    I like your word Gary: “wobble room.” Through Christ, God makes Himself much easier to be found. Thank you for sharing your thoughts!

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  23. Gary Fultz Avatar

    I love the title David because it’s so true, and God gives us so much wobble-room as individuals being so different from each other.

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  24. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Agreed, Betty. It’s not a “once and done” thing. At least not this side of heaven.☺️ Thank you for stopping by. Enjoy your weekend!

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  25. Betty Avatar

    Love the Jeremiah verse. The whole heart is the tricky and most important part. Great post, David!

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  26. davidsdailydose Avatar

    I hear you, Simply B. Even seekers sometimes prefer a fake to the genuine article. I appreciate you reading and commenting. God Bless!

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  27. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Me either! I still fall short, but it the “long haul” that matters. Thank you for stopping by!

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  28. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Thank you, brother. He is one of my favorites. I appreciate your reading and commenting. God Bless!


  29. davidsdailydose Avatar

    I assume it’s the same with therapy. We are either committed to recovery or we are not. Thank you for sharing !


  30. Don't Lose Hope Avatar

    ““We either seek God or we don’t.” There are no “sorta” seekers.” What a challenging thought. Thank you for inspiring me to seek after God with my whole heart.

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  31. SimplyB Avatar

    Wow, such a great post! No “sorta seekers”! And as we experience the incredible nearness of God, why would we sorta seek? But we do.

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  32. God Still Speaks Avatar

    I agree with Manu, I choose not to be a sorta seeker either!

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  33. BerryBunch.family Avatar

    There’s always two sides to every situation.

    You have a healthy understanding!

    Andy B

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  34. davidsdailydose Avatar

    I was pretty annoying though, Barb.😌 I deserved a bit of the “ditch little brother “ plan.

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  35. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Thanks, Pastor Pete. God Bless!


  36. davidsdailydose Avatar

    I’ve been a sorta seeker as well, Manu. It’s the attitude of the heart that matters most. God knows we fall short. Thankfully, He sent Jesus. ❤️

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  37. davidsdailydose Avatar

    We can’t go with God and stay where we are. So true, brother. “Iron sharpens iron.” Thanks for the inspiration!

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  38. davidsdailydose Avatar

    It was typical older brother stuff. I was not entirely innocent either. Being an annoying little brother was one of my favorite pass times.

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  39. BerryBunch.family Avatar

    So sorry you had that experience as a child!

    “We either seek God or we don’t.” There are no “sorta” seekers.”

    This sums it up so well! We’re either pursuing God, or we aren’t.

    Andy B

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  40. Chris Hendrix Avatar

    We can’t seek God she stay where we are. As you said, we are either seeking Him or we’re not.
    He’s calling us into a changed life of discipleship. We are living in a time where we must seek Him with all our heart like never before. Time is running out.

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  41. Manu Avatar

    “We either seek God or we don’t.” There are no “sorta” seekers – I aim to seek God but there are days when I realise that I am unfortunately a sorta seeker and that is something that I am trying not to have at all.
    Thank you David for this humbling reminder.

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  42. BG Avatar

    Seeking him dear brother! Pray everyday LORD your kingdom come, your will be done!

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  43. pastorpete51 Avatar

    Great post and I really love that quote from Saint Augustine!

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  44. My Life in Our Father's World Avatar

    This…”Kind reader, is seeking God
    merely a hobby or a holy necessity? The answer is an either-or statement, not a both-and.”…. says it all.

    Wishy-washy faith is no faith at all!

    ps – On behalf of those older boys who ditched you, I apologize. I am the oldest child/grandchild on both sides of the family, so I “get” that they didn’t want to be “bothered” with “the baby.” But I now realize how much I missed out on when I behaved like that.

    Father, forgive me for any time I have shut others out simply because it was more convenient/fun for me at the time.

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  45. ropheka Avatar

    I like that quote by Augustine

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  46. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Thank you, Bridget. I need to keep seeking too. Thankfully, God is bigger than our hearts—He knows us better than we know ourselves. Have a blessed weekend!

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  47. Bridget A. Thomas Avatar

    I love this post, David! Seeking God is something I aim to do. But too often I feel like I am still missing the mark. I appreciate your encouraging post that reminds me I need to keep seeking. Blessings!

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