Hardly a day goes by when we don’t hear some reference to the different generations that make up society. I’m a Baby Boomer, one of countless millions born after World War 2. Before us is the Greatest Generation. After are the X and Y Generations, the Millenials, and then who-knows-what?! I can’t keep up!
Spending time in Psalm 24, I read this: ‘Such is the generation of those who seek Him, who seek your face, O God of Jacob'(verse 6). Those who seek the Lord–who want to be close to Him, hearing His Word, sitting at His feet. Is that you? It’s me! Then, you and I are of the same generation. The Seeking Generation!
When I think of the word ‘seek’, I picture someone actively searching, wanting to find out something. On the lookout. Works at it. Strives. Intent. Have I mentioned that I bought two new Thesauri?! Nothing passive about seekers. Not content to be a half-baked believer. No saint on Sunday, the devil thereafter. No way. Not for a seeker after the Lord. Not for a second.
We want to follow Him. Perfectly? Hardly! But our intent is in His direction. Jesus knows that. He knows our hearts. What does He know about you? Or me? Are we in His generation? The ones who seek Him? Both feet in. Off the fence. Hat in the ring.
If not, tell Him you want to be. That you believe that Jesus is the Way, the Truth, and the Life(John 14:6). That you want to walk away from a life that in no way honors God. Now… to follow Him. Tell Him that. And you’ll find yourself in ‘the generation that seeks Him’! So, when someone asks you what generation you were born into, tell them, ‘I’m in the Generation that Seeks the Lord!’ And that they can be also! That’s our generation! Even more– we are family in Jesus Christ! ‘Such is the generation of those who seek Him…’
Prayer: Thank you, Lord, for placing us securely in your family. The family of God. In Jesus’ name. Amen.