Tag Archive | seek the Lord

Psalm of Thanksgiving Pt. 1

Oh give thanks to the Lord, call upon His name; Make known His deeds among the peoples. Sing to Him, sing praises to Him; Speak of all His wonders. Glory in His holy name; Let the heart of those who seek the Lord be glad.
1 Chronicles 16:8‭-10

When someone does something nice or special for you, what is your response? Usually there is a “thank you”, sometimes a smile with the nod of your head (like when a stranger holds a door for you), or even a hug given in thanksgiving. You acknowledge the person and often you tell others of the good deed, blessing you received.

When God blesses you, do you do the same? Thank Him and tell others of His goodness and blessing?
I find that the more I praise God and thank Him the more I seek Him. The more I seek Him, the more I notice all the blessings He bestows on me everyday. The more blessings I see, the more I praise and thank Him. The more I want to tell the world of His goodness, His grace, His love, His salvation. The joy of the Lord is my strength. So. . .

🌹Seek the Lord and His strength; Seek His face continually. Remember His wonderful deeds which He has done, His marvels and the judgments from His mouth, O seed of Israel His servant, Sons of Jacob, His chosen ones! He is the Lord our God; His judgments are in all the earth.
1 Chronicles 16:11-14

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

Abundant Mercy

“Ho! Every one who thirsts, come to the waters;
Isaiah 55:1a NASB

“Incline your ear and come to Me. Listen, that you may live; And I will make an everlasting covenant with you, According to the faithful mercies shown to David.
Isaiah 55:3 NASB

Seek the Lord while He may be found; Call upon Him while He is near. Let the wicked forsake his way And the unrighteous man his thoughts; And let him return to the Lord, And He will have compassion on him, And to our God, For He will abundantly pardon.
Isaiah 55:6‭-‬7 NASB

God of abundance. Abundant mercy to still be reaching down, calling our hearts back to Him. Abundant mercy He desires to pour out on His children.

Now is the time to seek the Lord, while He may be found. Today may be the day when time runs out for you. Don’t delay. Come experience God’s abundant love, grace and mercy.

🌹 Praise God for His abundant mercy. Who do you know that needs to hear?

Disciple

And they spent a long time with the disciples. Acts 14:28 NASB

From the moment we are born we begin to learn. Learn to eat, walk, talk, etc.

Disciple: A student, learner.

Within 2 years of a child’s life, he learns all the basics that over time are fine tuned. Christians are the same way. For years we have prayed, hoped, and got excited about people coming to know the Lord Jesus as their personal Lord and Savior. Many have come to that decision and yet our churches are dwindling in numbers. Why?

Could it be that we have left these Christian babies to fend for themselves? We introduce them to the Savior and then expect them to survive in a hostile world with satan who seeks to devour them. They need instruction. They need to be mentored by a mature Christian who can show them the ropes.

Discipling someone is taking the time (long time) to mentor them in how to seek the Lord, teaching them the spiritual disciplines, encouraging them in their walk, listening, answering their questions, being their friend. It costs to disciple. It cost Jesus His life so that we may be discipled by the Holy Spirit. He discipled 12 who could carry on.

🌹Can we disciple one? Is there someone in your life you could disciple? Would you pray for someone that you could disciple? The answer may not come right away, but God has someone for you to disciple or He would not have commanded us to, “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations”.

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

View Righteousness, Seek The Lord

Sow with a view to righteousness,
Reap in accordance with  kindness;
Break up your fallow ground,
For it is time to seek the Lord
Until He comes to rain righteousness on you. — Hosea 10:12

The wicked earns deceptive wages, But he who sows righteousness gets a true reward. — Proverbs 11:18

‘For I will pour out water on the thirsty land
And streams on the dry ground;
I will pour out My Spirit on your  offspring
And My blessing on your descendants; — Isaiah 44:3

God is willing and ready to pour out His righteousness, Spirit, blessings and reward. Seek Jesus! Do everything in righteousness and with a loyal heart to the Lord.

Continually seeking Him,

Sharon