Why we seek Jesus
In John 1:37 and 38 the bible says ”The two disciples heared John speak and they followed Jesus. Then Jesus turned and seeing them following said to them “what do you seek? They said to Him “Rabbi” (teacher) where are you staying?
Are we seeking Jesus because we want to see miracles or because He is the son of the most High God and He is the way, the truth and life?
When John’s disciples heard John say Jesus is the lamb of God , the bible says they followed Him. But Jesus asked what do you seek?
What are we seeking Jesus for?
We must seek Jesus with the intention of following Him, not the intention of getting what we want, seeing miracles and leaving him or going about our lives.
The disciples answered back where are you staying?
Their intention was to live where Jesus lived, eat what Jesus ate, be with Jesus where ever He goes and walk with Jesus. Because they wanted to be wherever Jesus is. Are we willing to involve Jesus in every area of our lives? That we are not just calling upon Him when we need Him?
God has created us with the ability to communicate with each other, How much more won’t He value our constant communication with Him.
Is he deaf–the one who made your ears? Is he blind–the one who formed your eyes?
Let me and you both follow Jesus and stay with Jesus. Just like Jesus disciples We are His children and should ask Jesus where He stays, ( that is opening the door of our hearts and making Jesus home in our hearts and minds) not with the intention of seeing miracles, or seeing His power. Because if that’s the intention we wont be satisfied or whole. We will only come back to Jesus when there’s difficulties.
Just think about it this way, if someone only comes to you when they are in need and hardly ever speaks to you , you wont only think they are using you or they don’t want to know you, but they are around you for what they need.
But God loves you so much that no matter what we have done or your initial intention was He still blesses us. As Romans 8:39 explains : neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
But that doesn’t mean you should keep acting that way, when you know the truth. We should follow Jesus with the intention and desire to be wherever He is and go wherever He goes.
39 Jesus replied” come and see” When we follow Jesus and seek a relationship with Him,we will see His goodness, the light and things to come.The disciples remained with Jesus. We must remain with Jesus even if we haven’t seen the miracles and breakthrough yet, because our intention is not in what He does but who He is. He is the son of God,(1 john 4:15) All who confess that Jesus is the Son of God have God living in them, and they live in God.
As Matthew 6:33 says:
But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.
Jesus wants us to hold on to Him, no matter how broken we are, no matter the situation, when we seek Him with all our hearts we will find Him. In seeking Him in following Him, when we go on the journey with Jesus we will see the breakthrough, miracles, healing, restoration and favour.
Just like Jesus’s disciple’s they witnessed the power of God as a result of following and knowing who Jesus is.
Keep on following Jesus He will blow your mind.
Glory be to God almighty