The Adventure of Seeking

Acworth Georgia storm doorSee, I have set before you an open door, and no one can shut it; for you have a little strength, have kept My word, and have not denied My name. –Revelation 3:8

In the last year I’ve moved three times and each time I’ve moved has been a new season in seeking (and finding) the Lord.  There is an adventure in this.  I love that life in Christ is not the same every day.  God—who is constantly making things new—consistently renews my faith in different ways.  Each new season allows me to find Him in a new way, but also build off what the last season has taught me.   This is the process of getting to know Christ (see Phil 3:10).  The problem with this is when we get hung up on trying to look for Him only in the ways He’s come before.  Sometimes He may come in a familiar way but I think it’s more in His nature to continuously allow us to search out new ways to hear His voice and find His presence.

He is so much more than what we often confine Him down to—which is our understanding of Him.  Sometimes we need to get out of our box—our room, house, office or even church—and go stare at the sky. No matter what your perspective of God is, He is so much bigger than your perspective.  He has designed it for those who are interested to search for Him, and the more we seek, the more we find.  He rewards those who diligently seek Him (see Hebrews 11:6) but note that a diligent seeker does not continue to search where he has already looked.   The reward talked about is Him.  Jesus is our great reward.  He is the hidden riches of secret places (Isaiah 45:3)—a well that never runs dry.

I will pursue you Lord.

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4 thoughts on “The Adventure of Seeking

  1. Don

    I think sometimes the Lord leads us (or pushes us) out of our comfort zone to help us deny our self and follow Him. Seems like you are experiencing this.

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  2. admin

    God does not want us to grow stagnant and to hang on to wrong attitudes and ways of existing. He pushes us into the unfamiliar so we will depend on him not ourselves. Then we find we are changing and being delivered of the things that do not please God. Justin, you are on an exciting journey although it does not always feel good.

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  3. Freedomborn

    Hi Justin, I will go back and answer some of your other Posts now I have new Computer glasses, sorry that I missed them, especially your mention of my Name, its meaning may surprise you at least I hope my story in reference to it will encourage you.

    Very True Justin, a natural or worldly, fleshy man cannot understand the things of God but the Spiritual man can , perhaps not how to create life but what is needed to know the real Heart of God, which I will explain in detail if you want me to, Scripture confirms this Truth. The Principle thing is we need God’s wisdom, not mans, ( see Link ) we were not born with it, this is why King Solomon asked and received it and we can do the same, how wonderful that God does not willingly afflict us, we reap what we sow, good and bad.

    Lamentations 3: 33 For He doth not afflict willingly nor grieve the children of men.

    Proverbs 4:7 Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.

    1 Corinthians 2:9-16 But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that Love him. But God hath revealed them unto us by His Spirit: for the Spirit searched all things, yea, the deep things of God. For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God. Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God. Which things also we speak, not in the words which man’s wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with Spiritual. But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are Spiritually discerned. But he that is Spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man. For who hath known the Mind of the Lord, that he may instruct Him? but we have the Mind of Christ.

    Matthew 10:26-28 Fear them not therefore: for there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; and hid, that shall not be known. What I tell you in darkness, that speak ye in light: and what ye hear in the ear, that preach ye upon the housetops (KJV)

    Blog Link – http://freedomborn.wordpress.com/2011/10/10/the-gaining-of-wisdom/

    Christian Love from us both – Anne.

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