I’ve been reading through a devotional titled 30 Days of Unusual by Ryan
LeStrange, particularly from Day 16. It speaks of “Unusual Seeking” referring to
the story of the blind beggar Bartimeus in Mark 10:46-52.
When I read over the verses of how Bartimeus cried out to Jesus while He was
passing through Jericho, I can almost feel the desperation of his pleas.
What struck me even more was how insensitive and dismissive the crowd was
towards Bartimeus, by telling him to be quiet. But Bartimeus knew that he
NEEDED to get a hold of Jesus, and he cried out even louder!
And you know what happened, he got Jesus’ attention!:
48 Then many warned him to be quiet; but he cried out all the more, “Son of David, have mercy on me!” 49 So Jesus stood still and commanded him to be called. Then they called the blind man, saying to him, “Be of good cheer. Rise, He is calling you.”
Bartimeus did whatever he needed to do to seek out His Lord. Despite others
trying to dismiss him and quiet him down from seeking Jesus, he pressed
How much more do we as believers, need to seek out our Lord and press through
despite the distractions the Enemy uses against us.
The Lord said it best in Matthew 5:6 -
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, For they shall be
The seeking of God comes with thirsting and hungering for the things of God. It
comes from taking the time to seek Him, while He may be found.
How do we do that you may ask?
Be intentional. Make the time even if it’s 5-10 minutes a day to spend with the Lord reading His Word and in prayer. Seek the Scriptures. Jesus told us that we don’t live by bread alone but by every Word that proceeds from His mouth. - Matthew 4:4
Look for Him. Look for Him to speak to you as you read the Scriptures. God is always speaking to His sons and daughters. - Hebrews 1:1-2
God, who at various times and in various ways spoke in time past to
the fathers by the prophets, has in these last days spoken to us by His
Son, whom He has appointed heir of all things, through whom also He
made the worlds;
You’ll begin to see that as you delight yourself in the Lord, and diligently seek
after Him, He will reward you, and give you the desires of your heart. - Psalm
34:7; Hebrews 11:6
Scriptures referenced are from the New King James Version, unless otherwise noted.