Sunday, March 18, 2018


Matthew 7:7 AMP
Ask and keep on asking and it will be given to you; seek and keep on seeking and you will find; knock and keep on knocking and the door will be opened to you.

This is a familiar verse. We have heard it over and over again. The word search could also be used. Search and keep on searching in today's tech world is done by many of us on our computers or even our cell phones.

To search we use what is called a browser. My preference is Google Chrome for a browser and Google Search for my search engine. Yours may be different but no matter which you use the results are the same. Stick with the defaults from Microsoft and you will find yourself using Edge and Bing.

Years ago the only way to search through our Bible was to use the concordance in the back of some Bibles or an actual Bible Concordance and other reference books. Wikipedia tells us that The Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible, generally known as Strong's Concordance, is a Bible concordance, an index of every word in the King James Version, constructed under the direction of James Strong.

Now we can use a Bible app even on our phone and get the answer right away. All we have to do is type the word or phrase we are looking for ending with "Bible" and in seconds the answer comes on our screen.

This is cool and has its purpose but does not get us closer to God. This is not the relationship He is seeking with us. I believe He wants us to seek Him, to search for Him. He is looking for a relationship with us. He wants us to truly see Him as a friend and wants us to know we are His friend.

This purposeful friendship does not evolve out of a Google search. That search may gain us knowledge about what is written in God's Word but doesn't open a door to be with Him. It is our seeking that results in doors being open. Isn't it time to begin and see what He has for us?

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