Seeking and Shaping

Our time on earth, writes Frederick Buechner "is a journey in search." The odyssey of the spiritual life is one of seeking. "God intended that they would seek Him and perhaps reach out for Him and find Him, though He is not far from each one of us. (Acts 17:27) The Jewish Prophet, Jeremiah wrote that, "When you seek me with all your heart, I will let you find me." (Jer 29:13-14) God created us in such a way that we would seek Him. Why? Because seeking has the function of preparing us to receive. It's the seeking that does the shaping.