SEE, SEEK, & KNOW JESUS
Pastor Kent Grimes
Church of the Living Water, Indiana
In light of all we’ve been going through this year in our lives, in our respective churches, and with the critical upcoming election, it’s been impressed upon me to be encouraged, and to encourage others, to make sure that our focus is on the Lord Himself in the midst of all of this. It’s so easy to get distracted and lose sight of Jesus.
The Greeks in John 12 said, “Sir, we would see Jesus.” I’m not sure what their motive was in wanting to see Him or if they ever got to see Him, but the Spirit of God quickened me with this thought of our need—now more than ever—to see Jesus in our midst and to not allow ourselves to be distracted by anything of this world. Not politics, not busyness, not ministry, not chaos.
Where is Jesus in our daily lives? Is He still our first love? Is it He who captivates our attention, above all else?
There are three important principles we need to employ in order to make sure our focus and affection is on seeing and knowing Him in our midst on a continual basis:
1. Seek Him in our worship like the woman did in Luke 7:36-50. She did not care who was there or what was going on around her. Our worship needs to be like hers—totally focused, taken to new depths in our hearts. Especially our private worship, sitting daily at His feet, our first love.
2. Seek Him as our very present help in this time of trouble and trials. (Psalm 46:1-10) Though the earth be removed and the sea rages, with the gravity of the current situation in our country, Jesus is our strength and our refuge. We must look to and trust Him.
3. Seek Him and continually press into Him, as He’s calling us to know Him deeper than we’ve ever known Him before and to be conformed to His image. Like Paul, let us press on to the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.
The world needs to see Jesus—in our lives and in His Church. In these difficult days, let us yield to the Holy Spirit in us, that He may change us into His image.
“But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord.”
II Corinthians 3:18