A Week Of Diligently Seeking
The day they arrived in the mail, I ripped the envelope open and got them on Molly's collar. We immediately showed them to Danny and then went for a spin around the driveway.
Within two minutes of starting out on our walk, I noticed that the jingling had stopped. A quick glance confirmed it - the tags were gone. Already. We retraced our steps and moved every blade of grass where I thought we'd been, but nothing. I even called a friend to see about getting a metal detector to find these brand new tags. We didn't have to go that far, but I was seriously considering it.
For days afterward, I would continue to look, thinking they had to be somewhere in one section of the yard. Days later, though, the search had come up empty.
But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him. Hebrews 11:6
Diligently seeking God doesn't mean reading a little Scripture and suddenly understanding all of God's wisdom. It also doesn't mean going to church a time or two each week and thinking that's enough to grow on. Diligently describes a dedication and a hunger to learn more, study more and be closer to the Lord each and every day.
This is the exact opposite of the dog tags story. The day I gave up looking for them, thinking I would have to reorder them, they were laying in the driveway. We're guessing Danny kicked them up with the tractor while he was mowing because there they were, just waiting to be found.
Make this a week of diligently seeking God. You can't hope to stumble across Him in the driveway like a set of tags, but you can go after Him, search Him out and gather everything from Him that you can. And then you'll be able to praise Him for all the miracles you'll see in your life.