We seek the things that we really want , such as - wealth, an education, a career, good health, relationships. We spend our time going after the things that we want. If we really desire to know God, then we need to seek Him.
To seek the Lord is:
- admitting that by nature we do not know the living God. (this is where it starts)
- to really, sincerely desire to know Him and fellowship with Him. (not to feel an emotional way, but to truly know Him)
- to be willing to seek Him and to be accepted on His terms. (being repentant in our heart and having faith in Jesus and His ways, leaving our ways behind.)
- to be willing to get rid of anything or anyone that keeps us from full fellowship with Him. (He wants to be Lord of all, not a religious thing on the side.