Become What God Is Looking For

Sometimes we can make things more complicated and difficult than they really are. We may think that to find God we have to become something special, to better ourselves and try to impress God with what we can do, with the things we accomplish in ourselves, because of our zeal in seeking God. In reality it is easier to think that God is looking for worshipers, He is looking for a heart that He can live in. It does not need to be a nice temple or a palace, it can be just as simple as a little manger (Luke 2 12). The way that God thinks is completely different than the ways that we think.

“My suffering was good for me, for it taught me to pay attention to your decrees” (Psalm 119:71).

“But an hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for such people the Father seeks to be His worshipers. “God is spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth” (John 4:23–24).

“The LORD is near to the brokenhearted And saves those who are crushed in spirit” (Psalm 34:18).

“The LORD is near to all who call upon Him, To all who call upon Him in truth” (Psalm 145:18).

“For thus says the high and exalted One Who lives forever, whose name is Holy, “I dwell on a high and holy place, And also with the contrite and lowly of spirit In order to revive the spirit of the lowly And to revive the heart of the contrite” (Isaiah 57:15).

“Thus says the LORD, “Heaven is My throne and the earth is My footstool. Where then is a house you could build for Me? And where is a place that I may rest? “For My hand made all these things, Thus all these things came into being,” declares the LORD. “But to this one I will look, To him who is humble and contrite of spirit, and who trembles at My word” (Isaiah 66:1–2).