Apostle Grace Lubega
Acts 17: 26-27 (KJV); And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation; That they should seek the Lord, if haply they might feel after him, and find him, though he be not far from every one of us:
In Matthew 7:7, the Bible says “Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.”
While this is an indelible and irrevocable promise of God, not everyone who asks is given, not everyone who seeks finds and doors are not opened for whoever knocks.
Why is this so?
There is a silent instruction in this equation. This instruction is revealed in our theme scripture, which is the instruction to feel after. A new pattern is introduced to us which is, seek, FEEL AFTER, find. Every seeker of God must understand what it means to feel after Him.
Feeling after is when one is so attuned to the heart of God that he knows how He feels about people, their struggles, search for meaning, and ever-changing states.
Imagine for a moment, a relationship without feelings; it would be soulless and roughened by both indifference and insensitivity.
Feeling after God is what stirs compassion in the man who seeks God for a gift of healing and teaches patience to the man who desires God to use him to influence multitudes.
It brings a divine emotional dimension to our relationship with God and ensures that we do not grieve the Holy Spirit (Ephesians 4:30).
FURTHER STUDY: Ephesians 4:30, 1 John 1:1
GOLDEN NUGGET: Feeling after God brings a divine emotional dimension to our relationship with Him and ensures that we do not grieve the Holy Spirit.
PRAYER: Loving Father, I thank You for this wisdom. You have said in Your Word that if we seek You with all our hearts, we shall find You. My Lord, I fully yield to You and hold nothing back. Thank You for dealing with my heart and teaching me to truly feel after You. I am deeply sensitive to Your Spirit and His constant convictions, in Jesus’ name, Amen.