Tuesday, October 21, 2008

What are you Seeking?

What is it that you seek in your daily life? You know, that thing or ideal that you wake up ready to pursue. It could be a dream job, a particular amount of finances, a relationship, or an array of other things. My question is: does God register on the radar of what you are seeking daily? Do you wake up with a hunger to have time with Him? The world strives and hungers for many things other than God, Christians fall into this category as well. I believe God is raising up a people whose primary desire in life is to connect to Him. Their day involves being in the Word, prayer, and being sensitive to the Holy Spirit's movement in our daily moments. They are not detached from the world, but they stand out in the world. These people will lead the way in the mist of trying times and crisis in our world. These people are the image bearers of the Living God and their image is magnetic to those around them.

This is why our first step at the Journey in making a disciple of Jesus is to make disciples that are: Passionately seeking God's presence.

My prayer: Lord make me hungry for more of you. Give me an insatiable desire for your presence. Would you make this your prayer and your desire. Allow God to take you through a process of transforming your passions and desires. Can you imagine what it would look like if the church would lead the way in this? I dream of a church that is passionate about the things of God, not just performing religious rituals by showing up to church. Following Jesus and seeking him is a moment by moment endeavor. It begins with the honest question: What are you seeking?

33But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Matthew 6:33 (NIV)

3 Who may ascend the hill of the LORD ? Who may stand in his holy place? 4 He who has clean hands and a pure heart, who does not lift up his soul to an idol or swear by what is false. 5 He will receive blessing from the LORD and vindication from God his Savior. 6 Such is the generation of those who seek him, who seek your face, O God of Jacob. Psalm 24:3-6

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