Today’s Scripture (From a ministry in Texas.)
“You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.” Jeremiah 29:13, NIV
With All Your Heart
God says that He is looking for passionate people, people who are full of praise, people who seek Him with all their heart, not half. He’s talking about people who worship Him in spirit and truth, who are expecting to find Him and His favor. You can’t be indifferent, lethargic, and passive in seeking Him or in reaching your potential. You have to have some fire in you. Don’t let what didn’t work out, the disappointments, or the bad breaks cause you to become half-hearted in your praise, half-hearted in your marriage, or half-hearted at work. That’s why you have to stir up your heart. You’re not going to wake up every morning excited about seeking God and reading His Word or enthusiastic about your dreams. You’re going to have to do as David did and say, “This is the day the Lord has made. I will rejoice and be glad in it. With my whole heart I will seek You.” If you keep seeking Him like this, you’ll find Him at levels you never dreamed.
A Prayer for Today
“Father, thank You that I can seek You with my whole heart, knowing that I will surely find You. Thank You that I can live my life passionately, with zeal in my heart to know You and love others. This is the day You have made, and I will rejoice and be glad in You. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”
Ken’s notes: Today, we tend to find love and sex used the most in our world of commerce today. Or should I use the word “LUST?” I woke up to that world in the 8th grade at about 13 or so and found this a difficult world to survive in. My first experience with sex at 16 began with great love and ended with a gun in my mouth wanting to end it all. But then, I thought, I might end up in a hospital for life with half a brain, so decided not to pull the trigger as it was only a 22 hollow point. Later I found that to be one of the most efficient ways to end it all. But by then, thankfully, on another track in a foster home trying to catch up to pass the 11th grade. My first marriage was basically only about sex, that ended in 17 years of hell, but with 8 children. The next marriage was supposed to be a Holy Love, but carried a lot of lust as well and ended after 27 yrs. by my wife dying of cancer. For my 3rd marriage, I thought I really did my homework and sought to put the LORD fist but now it seems I must have fallen into the same trap again as she ran off last January. So here I am at near 90 with a great deal of experience on the subject but living in an old body that is getting ready for a final graduation. Seems I never did learn to enter into HIS REST on the subject and find my Eve of HIS selection, I sure hope that you do.
So in the Beginning we have a new species, man, who for the very first time was given an eternal soul in the likeness of GOD. And in that creation God made the same division that HE made of HIMSELF as FATHER, WORD AND HOLY SPIRIT. In Man HE created a Spirit, with an eternal Soul who lives in a Body. And HE made it possible for us to learn about LOVE through HIM and in being man and woman. Sex was top drawer of the finest of HIS achievements in creation. A loving way to be bonded and to enjoy having children just as GOD is also about creating an eternal family in righteousness for HIS Kingdom of Heaven. And HE started Adam and Eve off in learning about the creation and how to use their free will in a positive way. All was bliss until they decided to learn by experience rather than learn by faith. So they left their Creator and took off on their own. So with the Holy Creation of Sex, today, man has made it dirty and difficult to even talk about and somehow associated with most of the things we are propositioned to purchase. Things for our comfort and top drawer for getting attention. Sex was created to be a safe glue for marriage and to bond a family together. Very healthy and free. God meant for marriages to start soon after puberty, but we have moved to the city and exchanged God’s design, for sexual freedom and STD’s with the slaughter of children that are inconvenient in support of our comfort zone. Do you really think that our Creator is going to give those who have rejected the truth of HIS prophets, recorded in the Bible, another body in the resurrection to tear apart as we see in our entertainments of today and how we now treat each other. You want GOD to find you?
“Then [with a deep longing] you will seek Me and require Me [as a vital necessity] and [you will] find Me when you search for Me with all your heart.” Jer. 29:13,
Our Creator only gets real with us as we get real with HIM. If, as in Roman 1 we prefer to focus on the physical of this world, it is up to us. But our Creator is not about to give us a new body and turn us loose on HIS eternal HOME (Heaven) to also mess up like we have this temporary time zone and world. Your present human body has a built in short 120 yr. warranty (Gen.6:3) if you do the proper maintenance. Then you will face eternity. So have you really been prepping, by following our Creator’s rules, to be counted worthy of new body or not? Hell is simply an eternal soul without a Body. You can not dodge the question by saying there is nothing out there when we have so many witnesses to the contrary. You can not say that GOD does not exist without knowing all there is to know about the universe that does exist. You know that death will eventually come calling, but are you ready. Lets look at Romans 1:20-25, “ For ever since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through His workmanship [all His creation, the wonderful things that He has made], so that they [who fail to believe and trust in Him] are without excuse and without defense. For even though [d] they knew God [as the Creator], they did not [e] honor Him as God or give thanks [for His wondrous creation]. On the contrary, they became worthless in their thinking [godless, with pointless reasonings, and silly speculations], and their foolish heart was darkened. 22 Claiming to be wise, they became fools, 23 and exchanged the glory and majesty and excellence of the immortal God for [f] an image [worthless idols] in the shape of mortal man and birds and four-footed animals and reptiles. Therefore God gave them over in the lusts of their own hearts to [sexual] impurity, so that their bodies would be dishonored among them [abandoning them to the degrading power of sin], because [by choice] they exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever! Amen.
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