It might shock us to know that God “requires” things of us as His followers but it really shouldn’t. When God calls us to Him, it is a complete surrender of our lives. The last part of Micah 6:8 says that God requires that we walk humbly with Him.
What a wonderful description of what our desire should be as followers of Christ! We should desire to walk humbly with God all of our lives.
Why Do We Seek God?
We often make the mistake of seeking God and calling on Him only for what He can give us or only for Him to reveal His purpose for our lives or ministries. Those things are wonderful and we should seek God about those things but they shouldn’t be our only motivation for seeking Him.
Something truly wonderful and freeing happens in our lives when we grasp the truth that we don’t primarily seek God to know His will but that seeking God is His will!
As we seek Him for purpose and direction in our lives, we discover that seeking Him is the purpose of our lives! Seeking God is not a means to an end, it’s our primary response as we walk humbly with Him all of our lives.
Seeking His Presence
I don’t seek to be with my wife primarily for what she can give me, I seek to be with her because I love her and delight to be with her. I don’t seek to be with my children primarily for what they can give me; I seek to be with them because I love to be in their presence, they bring me joy!
When we get to a point that we seek God not for what He can give us or show us but simply because we delight to be in His presence, then we begin to understand the purpose of life and it is then that God begins to truly reveal amazing things to us.
God’s Great Desire
God desires for us to walk with Him, to know Him intimately. As a parent, I can think of no greater desire for my children than that they would walk humbly with God all of their lives.
As a pastor, I can think of no greater desire for my church family than that they would walk humbly with God everyday of their lives.
As a child of God, the desire of my heart is to walk humbly with my God all the days of my life.