Friday, June 3, 2016

In God's Presence 3

"Hear the Word of the LORD:
"And thou, Solomon my son, know thou the God of thy father, and serve Him with a willing heart and with a willing mind: for the Lord searcheth all hearts, and understandeth all the imaginations of the thoughts: If thou seek Him, He will be found of thee;"  1 Chronicles 28:9a

"For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.  (Please believe God) read again
V12 Then shall ye call upon Me, and ye shall go and pray unto Me, and I will hearken unto you.
V13 And ye shall seek me, and find Me, when ye shall search for Me with all your heart.
V14 And I will be found of you, saith the LORD:"  Jeremiah 29:11-13a
Matthew 12:38-39
"Then certain of the scribes and of the Pharisees answered, saying, Master, we would see a sign from Thee.
V39 But He, (Jesus) answered and said unto them, An evil and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given to it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas."

Jesus knows that people will seek after a sign.  There are entire denominations built on seeking a sign, but Jesus says there will be no sign given except that of the prophet Jonas/Jonah.

"But without faith it is impossible to please Him: for he that cometh to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of them that seek Him.Hebrews 11:6

There is nothing about seeking the face of God that you need to learn over and over again.  You seek goid diligently and you find Him and once you find Him you seek Him diligently.  You do this to know Him. 

And it is better to know Him than to know anything.  It is better to find Him than to find anything.  

For neither the gifts of God, nor if you gain the whole world, can it be compared with God Himself."

    Excerpt from In God's Presence by Keith C. Powell Copyright 2016 

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