As I was spending time with the Lord this morning, I happened to look at my fingers and noticed the spiral design on my fingertips. Strains of DNA are shaped like spirals also. Fingerprints and DNA are unique to each individual.
Recently, I heard someone say that when we lift up our hands in praise (palm side up), we are showing God who we are. It’s like saying, “Here I am God, worshiping You.”
The Milky Way is a spiral galaxy. Just as fingerprints identify who we are, the Milky Way identifies our physical place in the universe.
A spiral has a center. God longs to be at the center of our lives. How can we make God the center of our lives? In Deuteronomy 6: 5 (Matthew 22: 37 also), we are told to “love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might” (KJV).
Love Him and seek Him. “You will seek the LORD your God, and you will find Him if you search for Him with all your heart and all your soul” (Deuteronomy 4: 29 NASB). Seeking God first comes with a promise. “Seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you” (Matthew 6: 33 KJV).
In the 1970s, it was common to hear someone say, “I am trying to find myself.” Such an approach always leads to disappointment. Instead, seek God. “For in him we live, and move, and have our being” (Acts 17: 28a KJV).
(For further reading, see John 1: 1; John 10: 30; Psalm 110: 1; Matthew 22: 41-46; John 14: 8-9; Psalm 2: 7; Romans 6: 11.)