Seeking more of God is my goal in life. The authentic Born Again Believer does not seek fame, success or riches; we pursue God Himself. We do not even seek His benefits, but only more of Him. We cannot reach this place of focus on our own, but God’s Spirit in us leads us there one day at a time. We never refuse His pursuit of us. We press closer every day.
If we are willing to pay the price, God takes each of us to this intimate place through a different route. He hears the cry of our heart and fulfills our desperate desire for more of His presence in our life. As we fully trust in God, He upholds us with His mighty right hand (Isaiah 41:10). The current trial in our life may take an expensive toll from us, but God heals us and meets our every need (Psalm 147:3).
God is always with us (Psalm 46:7). He is a refuge for the oppressed and our stronghold in times of trouble (Psalm 9:9; 48:3). He answers us when we are in distress and His Holy name protects us (Psalm 20:1). He rescues and saves us (Jeremiah 15:20). We have no reason to fear, because God is on our side. The Lord draws near to the brokenhearted and rescues everyone who is trampled down by this evil world (Psalm 34:18).
The work of the Trinity in our life is more precious to us than gold (John 17:3). As we consider God’s exploits, we realize that He is our Sovereign Lord and we are His people (Ezekiel 34:30). We breathe in God’s presence and dwell in it all day long. He is our life and our light, our hope and our truth (John 8:12; Psalm 62:5; John 14:6). We are part of His Body and we find fulfillment only in the center of His will.
Father God, I am so thankful that You discipline us when we get off the straight and narrow road, to bring us back to the center of You will (Jeremiah 46:28; Psalm 27:1). If we listen carefully to Your precepts and do only that which is right in Your eyes, You will protect us from calamity and heal us (Exodus 15:26). The cry of my heart is to walk in perfect union with Your Spirit. I want to be totally free of all flesh and carnality, so that I can be a vessel of honor for Your glory now and always.
Thought for the Day:
Our soul finds rest in God alone, and our hope comes only from Him. – Psalm 62:5