Friday, July 22, 2011

Seeking Him

. . . know the God of your father, and serve Him with a whole heart and a willing mind; for the Lord searches all hearts, and understands every intent of the thoughts. If you seek Him, He will let you find Him, but if you forsake Him, He will reject you forever. I Chr. 28:9

This passage comes with a command and a promise. If the command is received, the promise brings comfort. If it is rejected you are on your own.

The Lord wants us to know Him. We are to hold Him in awe. We are to respect His power. It is also important to recognize His goodness and His love.

He asks us to serve Him with our whole heart. Love the Lord your God with all your heart, strength and mind. We are to put everything within us to serving the Lord. We are to willingly offer ourselves as a sacrifice, holy and pleasing to the Lord. Like Isaiah after his cleansing, we must be wiling to say “Here I am send me.” You do not have to be a pastor or a missionary. You can be a teacher, a firefighter or even a lawyer. Wherever you are, submit yourself to the Lord with your entire heart and willing mind.

If you go after Him, if you willingly submit yourself to Him, he promises that you will find Him. It is his desire to have a relationship with you. Ignore Him and you are on your own. Many of us make that choice, but that is a dangerous place to be. Seek the Lord and He will order your steps. Seek the Lord and He promises to guide your paths. These promises are not difficult or burdensome. They are for our good. He tells us that his yoke is easy and his burden is light.

Prayer: Father, help us to willingly serve you with our whole hearts. May we present ourselves as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to you. Allow us to willingly serve you. Thank you for your promise to reveal yourself to us. Thank you for your words of comfort and the assurance that you will never leave us or forsake us.

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