This is the audio from the May 5, 2019 sermon, “Learning To SEEK God!”, shared by Tom Lemler at the North Wayne Mennonite Church.
Text: Isaiah 55:6
“Seek the LORD while he may be found;
call on him while he is near.”
Here are the main points from the sermon:
We SEEK God when we learn to . . .
- Serve God:
- Joshua 24:14 — In a world filled with many voices claiming to be truth, we must choose to serve God in order to seek Him with a whole heart.
- Expect God:
- Psalm 5:3 — Seeking God wholeheartedly requires that we learn to wait in expectation, trusting God to work in the time that is just right.
- Engage God:
- Deuteronomy 30:14 — As we grow in our desire and practice of seeking God, we must learn to engage every part of our being with Him.
- Know God:
- Psalm 46:10 — Perhaps the most difficult part of seeking God is the simplest part to say . . . be still and know.
Seeking God is not a “once and done” activity but rather a lifetime of learning. When scripture teaches that we should “seek the Lord while He may be found”, it suggests that there could be a time when He can’t be found. Our walk on this earth is the time given to us to seek God. Once we are gone from the earth, whether through death or the Lord’s return, the time of seeking and finding will be over.