Seeking and finding

seeking and finding PJ

As I’ve sought to relax into relationship recently by spending quality time with my family, it has been a period of great pleasure,  joy and excitement mingled with adjustment and adaptation.

Because we’re all works-in-progress who change with life’s circumstances, alter with the different seasons we are in.

I have also discovered how easy it is to lose sight of God when our lives are full of other people and other things.

We can forget that God is a relentless Lover of our souls. He craves our company, relishes relationship.

He is continually knocking at the door of our heart to seek admittance, hoping we will allow Him in.

Being with other people is exhilarating and exhausting, often both at the same time.

People are unpredictable, driven by their own inner needs, emotions and desires.

We all have the capacity to disappoint and let one another down, or cause worry and concern.

We need to withdraw sometimes to rest, recover and refuel. Being with God in the silence is a great way to unwind.

Communing with Him is beneficial to body, soul and mind. God is consistent, true to His word.

He will never leave us feeling weary or depleted; on the contrary, God will renew and revitalise us by His presence.

His grace is sufficient for our every need; He restores and remakes us.

I know I cannot do life alone. I depend on God for all the energy, strength and wisdom I need to see me through each day.

My life is all the poorer if I neglect to seek Him during the mundane moments, look for Him in everyone and everything.

We can relax into relationship with Him because He is faithful, loves us unconditionally and always has our best interests at heart.

I’m joining in with fellow wordsmith friends for five-minute-friday as we write from the heart without worrying about perfection. Today’s prompt is:‘Find’.  Do come on over and read the great posts at Kate Motaung’s place. You’re warmly invited to join in with this wonderful writing community.


Finding you

You are in cuckoo’s early morning cry

Breathed out in birdsong from on high

Filtering through the fingers of a new day

Soft streaming light with dawn’s bright rays

Inviting me to pull back the curtain

Arise now, let go and unfurl,

let you into my inner world

I hear you in swish-bend of trees

Sense Holy Spirit whispers on the breeze

Feel your footsteps tender tread

on the stairs of my hollow heart

Hear your voice echoing everywhere

as I begin to make a fresh start

You are the soul solace I seek

You are seeping joy

found in darkness deep

You are treasure mined on earth

You are Life, creativity,

energy, wholeness, new birth

Lord, let me find you here today

Make me receptive in every way

Waken my senses

Alert me to presence

Because you always long to be found

and your radiance shines all around

And when I finally

find myself in you

I see Love threaded through

because you offer only the best

So I exhale my deep-bone weariness

reach out thankful to receive

soul refreshment, grace and rest



“But if from there you will seek (inquire for and require as necessity) the Lord your God, you will find Him if you truly seek Him with all your heart (and mind) and soul and life” ~ Deuteronomy 4:29

15 thoughts on “Seeking and finding

  1. Thank you Joy. this is a great reflection., you spoke of many things I need to contemplate in my heart. thank you. So glad that you joined up with Five minute Friday. You are a blessing.

    • Janel, I love it when I read things around the blogosphere which God has already lain upon my heart. It feels like such sweet confirmation of His hand at work. I’m grateful you found things to contemplate in your heart too. Bless you, friend. 🙂 x

    • Helen, those are words I always seem to be praying because I can never get enough of being aware of God at work in the everyday encounters of life! Thank you for taking the time to leave a kind comment. I appreciate you. 🙂 x

      • Hi Joy, WP always notifies me of replies to my comments very late….sorry for taking so long to reply (I will unapologetically blame WP!)….I truly believe that’s where God lies, in the small things, the small moments of pure joy. Have had *no time* to hop across to you and read (horrible legal things to sort, aside from work/littles/the writing series I’m doing)…I *will* pop over at the weekend….hopping over to you is like a delightful, restful, holiday!

      • Please don’t worry about it, Helen. Life has a way of stalling us, and you do sound incredibly busy right now. I do understand. In the last few weeks when illness has been more manifest, and there’s been extra family busyness, it has been impossible for me to be as active around the blogosphere as I was before. There’s no rush, my friend. Only come when you are free to read my words. They’ll be waiting. Blessings and hugs. 🙂 x

      • As you know, yours is the one blog I always make time for, when I am able to sit and read it, because I find so much peace in your words. Hoping you’re feeling more comfortable and that the rest is helping you. (Thank Heavens we have worlds upon worlds in our heads). Helen xx

  2. Your writing is beautiful, Joy! So gentle,yet so powerful and full of life. Your deepest heart calls us to the heart of Jesus. Such a blessing!

    • Hi Janis! I’m so pleased we’ve connected via our blogs. It is my heart’s desire to reveal the life of Jesus to others as He lives, moves and has His being in me. Blessed to see you here, my friend. 🙂 x

  3. Beautiful and comforting, Joy. Thank you. I often forget how God craves our company and relentlessly pursues us. This really pulls at my heartstrings and I’m praying with you:
    “Lord, let me find you here today
    Make me receptive in every way
    Waken my senses
    Alert me to presence
    Because you always long to be found
    and your radiance shines all around”

    • I know what you mean, Trudy. Our minds and hearts are too often engaged on pursuing Him and we forget how relentlessly He first pursued and continues to seek after us. We only love because God first loved us, so He is our example in all things pertaining to life and faith. Blessings to you, dear friend. 🙂 x

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