Do you seek God?
“I have tried hard to find You— don’t let me wander from Your commands.” – Psalms 119:10 NLT
Where’s the irony? Read this verse again. “I have tried hard to find You….” Do you see? The psalmist says he has tried hard to find God. I know the irony, because I’ve seen it. We don’t have to try hard. God is always within arms reach, or even closer. We do need to seek His Will for our lives, but to find Him? Just turn around; look up. He is right beside you.
“Teach me Your decrees, O LORD; I will keep them to the end. Give me understanding and I will obey Your instructions; I will put them into practice with all my heart. Make me walk along the path of Your commands, for that is where my happiness is found. Give me an eagerness for Your laws rather than a love for money! Turn my eyes from worthless things, and give me Life through Your Word. Reassure me of Your Promise, made to those who fear You. Help me abandon my shameful ways; for Your regulations are good. I long to obey Your commandments! Renew my life with Your goodness. LORD, give me Your unfailing Love, the salvation that You promised me.” –Psalms 119:33-41 NLT
I love reading scriptures. I admit that I am spoiled, having my Bible accessible at my fingertips through my tablet and my phone. Every day, I receive encouragement through the verses sent to my inbox, and just opening the Bible app gives me a focus verse. Having this helps me to focus on the positive side of things instead of the huge amount of negative the world throws at me. We are so blessed to have this so easily accessed! Think of the millions and billions of people who don’t have this capability. So many can’t even pick up a printed Bible, or hear the Word. Yes, we are incredibly spoiled and blessed to have been born in America, and nation founded by followers of Christ Jesus. They were flawed, just as we are, but they knew then that they wanted to be able to worship as they pleased.
It is ironic that a Christian nation should have strayed so far from its roots, and can be so intolerant and ungrateful for its very existence. I am thankful for the Christian leader we now have…. and yes, he is flawed, too. There isn’t a human alive (or dead) that is perfect, except Jesus, and He gave His human body for the final sacrifice to save us from our flawed existence.
“For this is how GOD Loved the world: He gave His One and ONLY Son, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life.” – John 3:16 NLT
NO irony there, just an incredible Blessing!
(All scriptures quoted from http://bible.com)