The Healing Process Part III: Seek

Tuesday April 11, 2011

The other day I lost my sun glasses. In times past, I would seek out Cynthia or one of the kids to see where they had put my sunglasses. But on this day I could blame no one but myself for putting down my glasses somewhere and not being able to find them. I first looked in the obvious places where I had been, the car, bedroom, kitchen, truck, bathroom and living room (in that order). No sun glasses. So I looked in those places again with a finer tooth comb. No sun glasses. I was at this time getting a little irritated at myself for not being more responsible for putting them in a place where I could easily find them. You see I was diligently trying to find my favorite sun glasses that have no particular value to anyone but to me. I sat down and prayed (should have done this at the start) and God put the computer desk in my mind. Sure enough there they were. I sought out those glasses for about 30 minutes, taking away the 1 minute of prayer time.

God says that for the healing process to be actualized, we need to seek His face. “If my people will . . . seek my face”(II Chronicles 7:14). God spoke through Jeremiah, an old testament prophet when He said, “You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.”(Jeremiah 29:13). This seeking the Lord is an “all in” concept. It means that no matter what you are dealing with that you seek the Lord first and always. Jesus recognized that there will be times of worry and concern in our relationships with Him, with one another, and with ourselves. He tells us not to worry about our lives as to what you shall eat or drink or put on and then He finishes the teaching by saying, “Seek first His kingdom and His righteousness. . .”(Matthew 6:19-34).

We all know how to seek for something that has been lost that is important to us. We will turn over the house and clean out the car to find what we are looking for. In order for the healing process to happen in our lives we need that same fervor in seeking His face if we truly want to be healed.

This journey involves stopping our steps and seeking with gusto the our Lord and Master who has the power to bring healing to whatever we are experiencing.

About James Gorton

I am happily married to Nadine, a person I've known for 20+ years. She and her late husband owned Airpark Auto Service where I took my car for years. Four years after my wife died we began dating and the rest is history. We have a blended family of 6 children between us and love visiting them across this country. We recently had our third grandchild between us. We love to hike, bike and ski. I am a psychologist and do relational life coaching for marriages and families primarily. I love what I do and never get tired of seeing marriages and families move to more healthy places in their lives. Five years ago my oldest daughter Deborah encouraged me to begin writing my thought into a blog I call my Jlog (Jim's log). I have become more and more passionate in connecting everyday experiences to spiritual truths. I hope that as you read my Jlog, you will gain insight into your personal life and experience true growth in your personal and relational life.
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