Jesus Calling: September 1stSeek Me with your whole being. I desire to be found by you, and I orchestrate the events of your life with that purpose in mind. When things go well and you are blessed, you can feel Me smiling on you. When you encounter rough patches along your life journey, trust that My Light is still shining upon you. My reasons for allowing these adversities may be shrouded in mystery, but My continual Presence with you is an absolute promise. Seek Me in good times; seek Me in hard times. You will find Me watching over you all the time.
RELATED BIBLE VERSES:
Deuteronomy 4:29 (NLT)
29 But from there you will search again for the Lord your God. And if you search for him with all your heart and soul, you will find him.
Additional insight: Do you want to know God? God promised the Israelites that they would find him when they searched with all their hearts and souls. God is knowable and wants to be known - but we have to want to know him. Acts of service and workship must be accompanied by sincere devotion of the heart. As Hebrews 11:6 says, "Anyone who wants to come to Him must believe that God exists and that he rewards those who sincerely seek him." God will reward those who pursue a relationship with him.
Hebrews 10:23 (NLT)
23 Let us hold tightly without wavering to the hope we affirm, for God can be trusted to keep his promise.
Additional insight: We have significant priveledges associated with our new life in Christ - we may grow in faith, overcome doubts and questions, and deepen our relationship with God.
Psalm 145:19-20 (NLT)
19 He grants the desires of those who fear him;
he hears their cries for help and rescues them.
20 The Lord protects all those who love him,
but he destroys the wicked.
Additional insight: Sometimes our burdens seem more than we can bear, and we wonder how we can go on. David stands at this bleak intersection of life's road and meditates on the Lord, the great burden bearer. God is able to lift us up because he hears our cries and rescues us. If you are bending under a burden and feel that you are about to fall, turn to God for help. He is ready to lift you up and bear your burden.