Jeremiah 29:13 - Seeking and Finding God.
Jeremiah 29:13: Seeking and Finding God.
Jeremiah 29:13 (NIV) You will seek me and find me when you seek
me with all your heart.
God promises us, once again, his presence. He's right there
at any moment, offering us the gift of his loving presence before
we even ask.
How do we seek him with all of our hearts? Establishing a few
routines can make that happen. Our morning routine can involve some type
of surrender and devotion before God. If you're not a morning
person, you don't have to dedicate a full hour of prayer time. It's
simply a time of bowing your heart before God, saying, "Lord, I devote
this day to you, my heart, my life." This is a way to begin a
surrendered day, following him wherever he leads.
Another way is to feed our souls with nourishment from the
Bible. It is God's love letter to us, and he reveals himself through
his Word. The psalmist says about God's Word, "The precepts of the
LORD are right, giving joy to the heart" (Psalm 19:8).
It's a tremendous blessing to seek God with all our hearts.
How replenishing it is when we make a practice of seeking him as
part of our daily routine. [The Daniel Plan 365-Day Devotional]
I invite you to gaze upon My beauty and to seek Me more and
more. This is a most delightful invitation! You can get glimpses of My
loveliness in the wonders of nature, but these are only tiny, weak
reflections of My massive Glory. The best is indeed yet to come - when you
will see Me face to Face in heaven. For now, gazing upon My beauty
requires focusing on My unseen Presence through prayer and meditating on
Foundational to your search for Me is remembering that I am
continually with you, I am always attuned to you, and I am training you to
be increasingly aware of Me. Place reminders of My Presence in your
home, car, and office. Whisper My Name to remind you of My nearness.
Sing praises to Me. Read or recite Scripture passages out loud. Find
others who desire to know Me more fully, and share this glorious quest
with them. Seek-Me, and require Me as a vital necessity; search for
Me with all your heart. (Psa. 27:4; 1Co. 13:12; Jer. 29:13) [Jesus
Always by Sarah Young]
As you listen to birds calling to one another, hear also My
Love-call to you. I speak to you continually: through sights, sounds,
thoughts, impressions, scriptures. There is no limit to the variety of
ways I can communicate with you. Your part is to be attentive to My
messages, in whatever form they come. When you set out to find Me in a
day, you discover that the world is vibrantly alive with My Presence.
You can find Me not only in beauty and birdcalls, but also in
tragedy and faces filled with grief. I can take the deepest sorrow and
weave it into a pattern for good.
Search for Me and My messages, as you go through this day.
You will seek Me and find Me when you seek Me with your whole being.
(John 10:27; Rom. 8:28; Jer. 29:13) [Jesus Calling by Sarah Young]
You will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all
your heart. This is a delightful assignment, but it is also quite
challenging. Spending time enjoying My Presence is a privilege reserved for
those who know Me as Savior and Lord. To maximize the benefits of this
precious experience, you need to seek Me wholeheartedly. However, your
mind is often a tangled, unfocused mess. Enlist My Spirit to protect
your mind and heart from distractions, distortions, deception,
anxiety, and other entanglements. This will help you unscramble your
thoughts and calm your heart - freeing you to search for Me unhindered.
I want you to seek Me not only in quiet times but also when
you are engaged in other matters. Your astonishing brain is able to
focus on Me even when you are busy. The simple prayer "Jesus, keep me
aware of your Presence can be like soft background music in your mind
- playing continuously underneath your other mental activities.
When your mind is stayed on Me, I keep you in perfect Peace. (Jer.
29:13; Psa. 112:7; Isa. 26:3) [Jesus Always by Sarah Young]
LINK FOR FURTHER STUDY:
LINKS WORTH CHECKING OUT
Most Important Decision in Life:
Seeking God Made Real: http://vimeo.com/31489782
Prayer Made Real: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tc8VdMV26VE
LINKS FOR BIBLE STUDIES AND SEMINARS
Restoring The Power by John Bradshaw:
Glow Tract Video Bible Studies: http://www.bibleresearch.info/