Let's Do Life Together
By: Pastor Jim Schoon
Key Passage: Jeremiah 29:13
“You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.”
I was talking with a friend the other day and we were discussing the turmoil
happening in the world. We know that holding on in life can be challenging at
times. As we visited, she shared with me some advice she had received many
years ago. “As you go through life, stay next to God.” She then related how this
thought had been a real blessing in life.
Our passage for today emphasizes the invitation God gives to us to “do life
together” with Him. The people of Israel had a tendency to step away from the
path God had for them, and Jeremiah is speaking to them in one of those “step-
aways.” God was reminding them that He wanted to share life with them and
encouraged them to look for Him with all their heart.
God wants the same for us today. He wants us to partner with Him as we live our
24/7. He wants us to cooperate in His life of grace so we can be Christ-followers
who honor His name. The secret to that is to seek God with all our heart. We are
to wholeheartedly exert our efforts to see God in life. That means we desire Him
to lead us, open our hearts to His will, and live what He reveals to us. This is a real
challenge, but God invites us to do just that. And…it is possible.
Jeremiah’s words contain a spirit of encouragement, for God says, “You will seek
me and find me…”
The good news is: God is not only available, but He does not play hide-and-seek
with us. As we seek Him, He reveals Himself to us because it is His desire to be
known by us…and for us to experience life to the fullest. This can only be done as
we accept His revelation and “do life together.”
My friends, sometimes God feels elusive as we move through the labyrinth of life.
On our journey we experience mountain tops and valleys, corners to go around that
are filled with uncertainty, and our path is sometimes blocked by barriers that seem
impossible to get over, around, or through. Whatever life may bring, God invites
us to go with Him as He says, “Let’s do life together.”
May the Lord bless you this day as you seek Him, find Him, and partner with Him
in whatever life may bring. Remember: He is with you.
Prayer: Almighty God, thank You for the gift of today and thank You for being
available as You reveal Yourself to me. I would ask that You give me the faith to
seek You with all my heart, knowing I will find You and we will do life together
today. You are a wonderful God, and I love You. In Jesus’ name. Amen.