Seeking God

 

I went to a ladies’ meeting this morning at a church thirty minutes away and just before leaving the house, I felt as if the Lord said, “Seek Me.”

So, it got me pondering, what does that really mean?

I decided it means don’t just cruise through the Bible when I’m reading it. Ask God for help in understanding what He’s saying.

My husband says, “God is interested in two things, our relationship with Him and our relationship with others.”

Then, I figured that Jesus went away from everyone and spent time alone with His Father. That certainly helps a person to seek God.

Later in the day it seemed good to ask God to help me to seek Him.

In Matthew 6 when Jesus is telling His followers not to worry about food and clothing and needs of life, He says in Matthew 6:33 for us to seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these things shall be added unto you.

May God bless you!

Two Latest Reads

 

Last week, I finally read the third novel in the The River of
Time series by Lisa Tawn Bergren, entitled Torrent.

Torrent is published by David C. Cook publishers, Colorado Springs, CO and copyrighted in 2011. I went to the author’s website to possibly get a copy of the book cover and discovered that there are more books in the series! It seemed like it could end, but I thought, What about the Black Plague, historically known to be heading their way? What choices will the other family members make? 

 

This book and the next one I’ll be mentioning offer action, intrigue and a bit of romance. I read Young Adult because that’s the genre I’m working on.

 

The book I read this week by Jill Williamson netted a book award, so I decided to give it a try. I’m so glad I did. By Darkness Hid was published in 2009 by Marcher Lord Press, Colorado Springs, copyrighted in 2009. Enclave Publishing is the new publisher of the book according to the author’s website. This complete novel ended with me wanting to know more. I’m so glad for sequels.

 

I’m not sure why I’m reading books that deal with sword fighting heroes and heroines, but that’s been the case lately.

 

In the spiritual realm, I’m aware of warfare in the heavens. The Bible is filled with it, especially in the book of Daniel.

 

When I’ve prayed lately, I’m praying on the Sword of the Spirit, (the Word of God) from Ephesians:

Eph 6:10  Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.

Eph 6:11  Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.

Eph 6:12  For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

Eph 6:13  Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.

Eph 6:14  Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;

Eph 6:15  And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;

Eph 6:16  Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.

Eph 6:17  And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:

Eph 6:18  Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;

 

I really like the book of Ephesians. So many good books in the Bible.

 

God bless!

I’m Done

I’m done trying to direct others people’s lives. I’m done making excuses for myself. I’m also done coming up with things to say I’m done with.

Life revelations come bit by bit. Then sometimes they slip away and the “I’m dones” come back with a vengeance.

It’s helpful to remind myself. Maybe I should put sticky notes all over the place.

Sleep well! Savor the moments of life. That’s what I’m doing. Oops. Were two of those sentences directives? Rats.

Christians Need to Fight

Sometimes I’ll tell my husband that I feel like I’m in a spiritual battle. Big sigh.

He’ll tell me, “We’re always in a battle.”

No big deal. That’s life.

Today I pondered the idea of fighting back. Not taking kick boxing classes, (are those for fighting or getting in shape)?

Anyhow, I thought of Christians all over the world being persecuted for their faith. Americans only face a little of that so far, although in the secular media I’ve noticed that the crazy guy with the ax often carries a Bible in the other hand. Right. I know a LOT of Christians and none of them are murderers.

So, to get back to the fighting bit. I think every Christian should pick up their Sword of the Spirit – the word of God, and yield it with all their might, humbly on their knees in prayer.

Can you imagine if every Christian in the world spent an extra five minutes a day repenting of sin and then praying for others, using God’s word to remind Him of His promises, and then listened quietly for another five minutes? I believe the battle in the heavenlies would rock our world like ISIS or that mean person in our lives never dreamed of.

Eph. 6:12  (KJV) states: “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.”

God wants us involved in this life for His glory and for His love to be spread to others through us. How can we love others if we’re not in communication with the Great I Am?

We can only love and pray and serve and exist with the strength God gives us. When we try and do it on our own, we wimp out. We get tired, sick, discouraged, misdirected, maybe even feel manipulated.

Even Jesus took time with the Father every single day. If God the Son needs time with God the Father to be re-charged, how can we go it alone?

I’m just picturing more victory in this world when we all participate, because for some odd reason, God wants to include us in the heavenly realms’ battle, which impacts our sod.

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