Seeking and Finding
We sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God, praying only for knowledge of his will for us and the power to carry it out.
We can only get to know people to the degree they allow us to do so. We cannot get close to people who choose not to reveal themselves. In most of our human relationships we find that love can open up the door to the heart of the one we seek to know. It is the same way with God.
God reached out to us through the person of Jesus Christ. When we genuinely seek after a love relationship with God, he will then reveal himself to us. Jesus said, "If you love me, obey my commandments. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate, who will never leave you. He is the Holy Spirit, who leads into all truth. . . . No, I will not abandon you as orphans—I will come to you. . . . All who love me will do what I say. My Father will love them, and we will come and make our home with each of them" (John 14:15-18, 23).
The way to find the knowledge of God's will is through the person of the Holy Spirit who leads us into all truth. We find the power through our relationship with the person of Jesus Christ. As we seek God with a desire to know him and a willingness to obey, he will reveal himself: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
As we reach out toward God, we will find his hand already waiting.
Taken from The Life Recovery Devotional: Thirty Meditations from Scripture for Each Step in Recovery by Stephen Arterburn and David Stoop. Copyright © 1991 by Stephen Arterburn and David Stoop. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. All rights reserved.