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  • July 11, 2014 - Reflections

    By Jean S. Horner
    The other day while walking down a corridor in a public building, I saw what appeared to be someone walking toward me. On coming closer, I found it was my own reflection in a huge mirror. For a moment it frightened me. Somehow a full-length reflection of one’s self is a startling thing. ...


 

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July 7, 2010 - Seek the Lord

By Gary Rogers

“Seek the Lord and His strength; seek His face evermore!” (1 Chronicles 16:11, NKJV).

“The young lions lack and suffer hunger; but those who seek the Lord shall not lack any good thing” (Psalm 34:10).

“Seek the Lord while He may be found, call upon Him while He is near” (Isaiah 55:6).

“Seek the Lord, all you meek of the earth, who have upheld His justice. Seek righteousness, seek humility. It may be that you will be hidden in the day of the Lord’s anger” (Zephaniah 2:3).

As children, we played hide and seek. The goal was to locate and receive affirmation in discovering the location of those in hiding. From God’s Word a call is issued for all of us to seek the Lord. The implication in this seeking is not that we don’t know where God is, but that we need to make Him a priority and focus of our desire. As a believer, you know where your God dwells. We have not lost Him, nor is He hiding from us. He is near and never leaves us nor forsakes us. His Holy Spirit dwells within us.

In our seeking the Lord, we set Him as the greatest desire of our hearts. We push aside the distractions of life and seek His presence. Everything else that holds a place of importance is pushed into the shadows as God stands in the forefront of our priorities. The Lord becomes the object of our craving. Our spirits stretch out towards God to meet with Him and give adoration and worship to Him alone.

Once in His presence with distractions silenced, we can hear His voice from within our hearts. There, in His presence, we receive His love, His mercy, His forgiveness, His assurance, His encouragement, His direction and His instructions. When we seek Him, He desires to be found. The Lord’s response to our seeking heart is not to hide and keep from being located. His response is to declare, “Here I am! Come meet with Me!”

With God, it is not hide and seek. In our relationship with Him it is, “Seek Me and I will be found by you.”

— Gary Rogers is senior pastor of First Assembly of God in Coweta, Okla.

 

 

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