Seek Me Early

Proverbs 8:17 says –  I love them that love me; and those that seek me early shall find me. It’s a sad thing to see how many people wait until they have problems in order to seek God. They will do everything they can in and of themselves to solve their issues, and God becomes their last resort. When things are going well, they don’t have any need of prayer, of the Bible, of church. But when troubles come, they rush to the pastor for prayer. They don’t thank God for their health until they get sick. They don’t praise Him for their material possessions until they are in danger of losing them. But God says to “seek me early”. Yes, that could mean early in the morning, but it also implies seeking God before the trouble comes. When you have a need, you go to your friend, not a stranger. Our friends help us in our needs, they rejoice with us in our good times, and sympathize with us in our sorrows. Some expect to live a life apart from God and to find God anxiously awaiting them when they want Him. Now it is true that, as in the story of the prodigal son, the Father will rejoice when His wandering one comes home. But how much better to have never left the comforts of home. God wants to be our friend today, not just when we have a need. God wants us to talk to Him today, not just when we have no other hope. Build your relationship with God now and when you truly need Him, He will be easy to find.