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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

SEEKING THE FACE OF GOD

Psalm 119:36-37 “Turn my heart toward your statutes and not toward selfish gain. Turn my eyes away from worthless things; preserve my life according to your word.”

          It is so easy to get caught up in the things of this world. Life’s demands pull at us constantly. It is the challenge of the Christian to seek the face of God regularly and learn of His ways continuously so that they do not get so easily entangled in that which is worthless. It is by utilizing the guidance and direction given by the Spirit of God that we are able to keep our eyes focused on the prize that awaits us and not by striving to achieve riches and ‘things’ this side of heaven. Keeping God in the forefront of our minds and not as an afterthought is a good start. Considering what Christ would do in any given situation is an excellent rule of thumb. It is in the infrequent quiet times that we can find rest and replenish our spiritual batteries. Letting God into our lives daily provides the jolt to our spirit man that we require to keep our hearts turned toward Him. No other entity can do for us what God can do and yet we seem to find time for everything and everyone else. It’s a discipline that must be cultivated.
          Our lives will be preserved by seeking and serving God. The heart that plugs into the Spirit of God will be revitalized. As our focus is on those things that truly matter, the eternal things, we will shed our selfish ways and seek to live pleasing lives for our Heavenly Father. It is then that we shall see amazing things take place that can only be seen through the eyes of faith. Having our hearts turned towards God will keep us from being involved in frivolous endeavors. Having our hearts turned towards His statutes will help us know how to live rightly in the face of temptations. It is our choice. The free will we have been given allows us that option. We can acknowledge the truth we hear from our pulpits and read in His word or we can water it down, considering it non-essential to our lives or we can embrace it and allow it to change us from within. God will never make us serve Him. We have received the gift of His redemptive work on the cross. Is that where our walk with Him ends? Do we turn away once the debt is paid or do we dedicate our lives to a walk that will lead us home? We must make that decision daily. What would God have me to do for Him today? It’s not all about us, but something much bigger. We can make a difference in their crazy, mixed up world. Choose to serve others through Christ rather than ourselves, for when we are self-serving we achieve nothing of any eternal value. God loves and knows what we need. Lock into the mind of God.

WALK WITH THE KING TODAY AND BE A BLESSING!!