But Peter and they that were with him were heavy with sleep: and when they were awake, they saw his glory, and the two men that stood with him. (Luke 9:32 KJV)
God is a rewarder. The understanding of this truth must necessarily soothe, assuage, motivate, and strengthen our pursuit of God…knowing that it is never in vain. Where there’s no reward pursuit is weak, beggarly and nonchalant; attitude as such describe in the pursuit after God is a marked and incorrect understanding of God and/or His Nature.
About the reward for seeking God, “But Israel shall be saved in the LORD with an everlasting salvation: ye shall not be ashamed nor confounded world without end. For thus saith the LORD that created the heavens; God himself that formed the earth and made it; he hath established it, he created it not in vain, he formed it to be inhabited: I am the LORD; and there is none else. I have not spoken in secret, in a dark place of the earth: I said not unto the seed of Jacob, Seek ye me in vain: I the LORD speak righteousness, I declare things that are right. Assemble yourselves and come; draw near together, ye that are escaped of the nations: they have no knowledge that set up the wood of their graven image, and pray unto a god that cannot save. Tell ye, and bring them near; yea, let them take counsel together: who hath declared this from ancient time? who hath told it from that time? have not I the LORD? and there is no God else beside me; a just God and a Saviour; there is none beside me. Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else.” (Isaiah 45: 17-22 KJV) Note how God affirmed that He “said not unto the seed of Jacob, Seek ye me in vain:”. Yes, God has not said anyone should seek Him in vain. Please, be assured, confident and settled in the notice and knowledge that seeking God; pursuit after His knowledge and pleasure will surely be rewarded. One may not know how or when, but God’s commitment is true and real. He Honors everyone who pursues after Him.
In the referenced Scripture chapter, Jesus was noted as praying, “And as he prayed, the fashion of his countenance was altered, and his raiment was white and glistering.” (Luke 9:29 KJV). The first and notable reward in the pursuit of God is how much one is changed. Changed into the realm and reflection of God. It is simply indescribable as it is incomprehensible but nonetheless undeniable. This is the exceeding extent and measure of God’s dealing to reward those who seek or pursue Him. Not only was Jesus transfigured in this wondrous account, but the disciples also who were on that mountain with Him were recorded to have seen His (Jesus’) Glory. God rewards those who spend time with Him as Jesus was recorded as doing on that mountain, visibly. This is an important note, as the Bible record “…they saw his glory, and the two men that stood with him. (Luke 9:32 KJV). This is so assuring.
Beloved, please, do not underrate God’s commitment to reward us as (you and I) exercise ourselves in the pursuit of God. Yes, it is an exercise, a somewhat strenuous venture but richly rewarding. I charge you, get up and go after God; others will “awake” to see you Glorified. Enjoy!