In Your Dry Season
Blog By Charleen Calvin
It comes so easily to me to seek God in the seasons where I “feel” God is near to me, or in the season where everything seems to be going great. However, in the seasons where I seem to be going through struggles, or where I find myself asking whether God is still “with me”, I have a harder time getting in God’s Word and seeking Him for answers. That is just it, should we be seeking God only for answers, or only for help or insight into our own lives when we ‘feel’ like it? Recently I have been going through a dry season where I felt like I could not seem to find God, or ‘feel God’ in my life. Despite my dry season I chose to push through and still get into His Word and be planted in His house. I’m not talking about a week of having a dry season, I’m talking about months upon months of wondering if I’ll find God’s presence again, or find answers as to why I feel like God has deserted me. Despite the way I felt, or the emotions I was facing I made a decision to draw near to God and seek Him regardless of how I ‘felt’.
Coming out of that dry season I feel God more present than ever before, and I am sure it is because I kept seeking Him regardless of how I felt. Recently I discovered that it is not only about me seeking God so I can get answers to questions I have, but seeking God in His Word is for me to encourage others. My time in God’s Word and at church is for me to get a word for someone in my world who may need some wisdom, or even extra love. Seeking God ultimately is for those in our worlds, our neighbors, our coworkers and anyone in our world.
When we seek God to know Him more, and not for us to only seek what he says about us and our situations, we instantly want to share God’s qualities with those in our worlds. When we seek God for the sake of others in our world we find instant joy, because when we make it about others that is when we find God’s presence and God’s love for us. Why are you seeking God? What does seeking God look like to you each day?
I am so thankful God placed someone in my life many years ago who told me about His Son, I don’t know that person anymore, but I do know if he didn’t seek God about other people’s salvation that day I might not know the Lord today. I’m not sure about you, but I want to seek God for the sake of other’s salvation, and for the sake of helping others in their walk with God. When we seek God selflessly it is funny how most of our worries seem so minimal compared to the urgency of seeking God for other people’s salvation and fellow believers walk with the Lord.
Psalm 32:6 (NIV) “Therefore let all the faithful pray to you while you may be found; surely the rising of the mighty waters will not reach them”
Matthew 7: 7-8 (NIV) “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.”
Prayer: Lord, thank you for your unconditional love for your people. Help me to seek you in every season for the sake of those who you love that are in my world. You are such a good Father, and I praise you in every season. In Jesus name, Amen.