Seeking God

The first question we all have to answer is ‘what or whom do you seek’. This is not a one off question, it is a question we need to ask at the start of everyday and sometimes several times a day when things get tough or we are challenged to wander from the path. Are you ready to follow Jesus from Galilee to Jerusalem? Are you ready to put yourself under the impulse of the Spirit and into the hands of God to do his will? Are you ready to put yourself to the task of bringing about God’s peaceable Kingdom, wherever you are and in whatever you do?

So do you truly seek God? Take some time to reflect on this key question, a question we all have to address in our lives? And if you answer YES be prepared to travel the road less travelled. T. S. Eliot in his very powerful poem,  ‘The Four Quartets’, which is in some way (intended or not) a guide to the ‘Dark Night of the Soul’, says:

 

We shall not cease from exploration

And at the end of all our exploring

Will be to arrive where we started

And know the place for the first time…

 

…A condition of complete simplicity

(Costing not less than everything)

 

The point here is that we will spend our whole lives seeking God and it will be costly. The key seems to be that God seeks us out where we are and where we find ourselves living out our lives.  God is calling us and is waiting to bring us to him – that may be to be a ‘Martha’ or a ‘Mary’ – we each have a different and unique path to the Father. You have to do two things 1. Say yes Lord and 2. Learn to listen with the ‘ear of your heart’. Within the pages of this website you will find help to guide you on this journey – a journey to the centre, to the heart of the matter, which is YOUR relationship with God the Father. If you hear God’s voice today do not harden your heart

The following prayer was written by a twelfth-century monk, who was also a theologian and philosopher and who was immersed in his relationship with the Father. Take it as your guide as you set out from the shore on the most amazing journey you will ever take, one of Spiritual Friendship and discover of who the Father is for you and what your true name is on that ‘white stone’ in heaven…

 

 

Prayer of St Anselm of Canterbury

O my God, teach my heart where and how to seek You,
where and how to find You.
You are my God and You are my all and I have never seen You.
You have made me and remade me,
You have bestowed on me all the good things I possess,
Still I do not know You.
I have not yet done that for which I was made.
Teach me to seek You.
I have not yet done that for which I was made.
Teach me to seek You.
I cannot seek You unless You teach me
or find You unless You show Yourself to me.
Let me seek You in my desire,
let me desire You in my seeking.
Let me find You by loving You,
let me love You when I find You.