Monday, October 24, 2011

Still Searching

Have you ever struggled looking for something just to discover that what you needed was right there all along?

I don't know how many times I have panicked because I couldn't find my phone, only to discover it was in my hand - I had been talking on it.  Have you ever been searching for your sunglasses only to discover that they were on your head the whole time?  Or looked for your keys, which ended up being on the table right in front of you?

The high priests and religious leaders understood the scriptures.  They knew the prophesies of a Messiah, and they were searching, waiting, and watching for this Savior to come.

Then the high priest asked him, “Are you the Messiah, the Son of the Blessed One?” Jesus said, "I Am."  Mark 14:61,62

These men were searching for a Savior, they needed a Savior; and here He stood, right in their home.

Sometimes the answer we need the most is standing right in front of us. 

How many times do we struggle, looking for the answer?  We search everywhere for help when Jesus is right next to us saying, "I AM."   

Jesus' answer to the high priest should have been cause for great celebration and rejoicing, but they choose to ignore the answer, and crucified Him instead.

What will you do when you find what you've been searching for?

Continuing my list of blessings:
337.  Starbucks Vanilla Bean Frappuccino
338.  New CD's for my birthday
339.  Watching the Chief's play - and win
340.  The opportunity to go behind the veil
341.  Celebrating with my family
342.  A lazy Saturday at home
343.  Absolutely beautiful weekend weather!
344.  Seeing my husband so enthusiastic about his sports.
345.  Awesome, enthusiastic worship at church Sunday
346.  HGTV's House Hunters
347.  The Great I AM

Many blessings,

Linking with: 
Messy Mondays @ Evatt's Beautiful Mess


  1. Great thoughts, Lisa. God sends us a Savior and instead of grabbing on with both hands we often get sidetracked and search for Him in all the wrong places.

  2. I have to "lol" because I put HGTV on my list too. :) I was writing last night as Jeremy was watching House Hunters.

    There have been numerous times I have looked for something and it was right in front of me. There are also times I am searching for an answer and God is right there with one, if I'd onlyopen my eyes. Great post.

  3. Hi Lisa - really great analogy. What we need, Jesus, is right before us the whole time. (insert slapping forehead here)
    God bless

  4. Praising God for Jesus, who, because of the cross provided the answer our soul's long for. The "I Am" is the answer for life!;) Great post Lisa.

  5. Nice my friend! I'm glad the Lord has opened my eyes to see.
    Have a lovely day.

  6. What will I do when I find what I've been searching for? Love Him, Follow Him and Serve Him forever. Great post Lisa. Love your list and I hope you had a fabulous birthday week :)love you!

  7. Lisa,

    I love this, the Pharisees crucified the very One they were searching and waiting for, I don't know how many times I wasted time searching when what I needed was right in front of my face.

    I love 346 and 347 on your list, I love House Hunters, and oh my do I love the I AM.

    Blessings to you Lisa.

  8. Oh how very true this is! I'm the queen of sending out a search party for things that are right in front of my face! Love your list and love that we both got to have lazy Saturdays!

  9. without the great "I Am" there can be no true sense of deep gratitude. love this post - thank you for sharing!

  10. yes, so true that He is all im searching for, all i need.

    stopping over from Ann's.