Summer 2024

THE INCREASE: Action Required - Jordan Hicks

Seeking shows action; it shows a pursuit. In order to seek Christ, you have to put forth an effort and predetermination in the fact that you are choosing to find Him. When you search for something, you have to put all your effort into it. The pursuit requires putting aside all worry and the things that may come in between the search for what you’re looking for. When you do choose to seek Christ, you’ll find you are able to rest in the peace, joy and fulfillment He brings.

A heat seeking missile is looking for what it’s been shot toward. Heat seeking missiles don’t veer off, they are not looking this way and that way, they are going straight for the heat. In the same way, when you are seeking something, you have a goal, something you are aiming toward. That’s the way I want to be seeking Christ — keeping my eyes on Him through all circumstances and all adversity. This is the narrow path of seeking Christ.

It’s easy to be caught up in this game. At the end of the day there are so many things that this game can bring: fame, money, and status (which is more like a facade), which you can get caught up in if you’re not careful. A lot of times I focus so much on the game that it takes a lot of my time away from other things — important things.

When my focus is elsewhere, I don’t get enough time to spend talking with Christ and reading His Word. Yes, I want to put in a lot of time into what God has given me; I want to work hard to proclaim His name through the platform He’s blessed me with. But at the same time, I have to make seeking Him first a requirement in my daily life. These are the firstfruits of my life and it has to go to Him.

“Seek first His Kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.” — Matthew 6:33

— Jordan Hicks, Philadelphia Eagles middle linebacker

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