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Friday, January 1, 2010

Seeking, finding, serving..




Am I truly seeking God or just seeking direction from God?


One of God’s greatest desires is for us to seek Him. He wants us to yearn for a closer relationship with Him. He wants us to long to know Him for who He is and not just for what He can do for us. Not for what we desire of Him. But to seek Him so we can serve Him.

When we begin to seek after God and our only goal is to know Him deeper and more intimately, we will find Him in such an eye-opening and heart changing way, that our lives will be forever altered.

When our hearts desire is nothing other than a growing and more intense knowledge of God, we will experience an overflow of His Spirit.

He will make Himself known to us. He will reveal His ways mightily in our lives. He will manifest His presence in us like never before. He will empower us. He will become our life and breath. Our very existence.

He will become our bread of life. Our living water. Our sustaining, life-giving substance. He will be our all in all.

God wants us to crave that closeness with Him. He longs for us to dig deeper. When we dig deeper, we enable God to make Himself known to us in a way that draws us into a more intimate relationship with Him. In a way that will transform us.

John 16:14 tell us, “He will glorify Me, for He will take of what is mine and declare it to you.”

God reveals Himself to us through the Holy Spirit. The Spirit reveals Truth. By this Truth, we obtain the knowledge that is necessary for us to walk that path that leads to fulfilling God’s purpose for our lives. His purpose. For us.

We will only be privy to the direction He has for us when we are found genuinely seeking after Him and Him only. Our desire has to be nothing other than to know Him. Not what He wants us to do. Not where He wants us to go. But just to know Him.

Once we begin to discover God and uncover who He is really is, then God can start to work in our lives. We can then begin to experience His awesome, revealing power up close and personal. We can then begin to have the discernment necessary for us to be able to determine His will for us. He can begin to show us things that we never imagined. He can begin to do things in our lives that we never dreamed possible. He can begin to lead us along paths we never thought we would travel and we will just naturally follow.

“Draw near to God and He will draw near to you.” (James 4:8)

One thing we have to remember though is that when we begin to earnestly seek Him, we have to be willing to do whatever it takes to find Him. There will surely be some sacrifice involved. Some ‘self’ that has to get out of the way. Some pride that needs to meet humility. Some priorities that have to be rearranged. God must become our number one focus.

One thing is certain. It will definitely be worth whatever it takes. To find God and to really Know Him will be the greatest accomplishment we could ever aspire for.

I pray that we all passionately seek Him and allow Him to miraculously transform us into mighty women of God. Women after His heart. Women who exemplify holiness. Women who desire to be used as instruments for His glory. Women who will find Him…

Seeking, loving and finding Him,


Beth

14 comments:

Jerralea said...

Beth, I really enjoyed this post. I feel that you and I are seeking after the same thing. I love when you said: "Our desire has to be nothing other than to know Him. Not what He wants us to do. Not where He wants us to go. But just to know Him."

I absolutely agree! May 2010 be the year that you and I both break new ground in knowing Him.

Robin's New Song said...

This reminds me of dwelling in the secret place, finding the hidden treasures of Wisdom. How God delights in our seeking, digging and then FINDING them! Jesus told us the very same measure we give to the truth we hear, will be the measure that comes back to us again. Blessing in 2010!

Andrea said...

AMEN....seeking, finding, serving..drawing near like never before!!

May GOD pour HIMSELF out to you and through you like never before! Happy New Year!

Blessings and hugs,
andrea

Yolanda said...

Amazing.....look at what God put on my heart about 4 hours prior to your writing.

Love YOU and Happy New Years!!!!

Loren said...

Beth,

Our hearts are so similar as you shared with me the other day :) I love that and I am sooooo very thankful to have found YOU ~ wonderful you! Without you this past year it would have not been the same. You have been such a rock for me, a constant. Your friendship, your prayers have given me so much joy and a peace. You have been such a godly gift....sharing prayer requests for my family and so many others has just made ME want to be a better person. You truly are such an example of Christ and I pray blessings are just poured out over you and over your whole family!

I know IN HIM we have all we need and I KNOW that you go will deeper and deeper each day as the Spirit leads you into all that HE has for you!

I love you my friend

Nancy M. said...

That's a great question! Something to really think about!

Nana Jul said...

It is definitely worth it!...He Amazes me time and time again!!
And I am expecting Him to show himself to us in ways like never before!!
Forever altered by His Love,
Julie

LisaShaw said...

Beth, I've missed you while I was off blogs for a time. You always share with great passion for the LORD and His Truth. I love that about you.

I pray a blessed and beautiful New Year for you and your entire family dear sister. My prayers go forth for you all as you continue to seek the LORD.

Love and hugs and Happy New Year!

JLI said...

Oh, wow. This is good stuff. I really needed to read this. And I need to read it AGAIN. And AGAIN. Until it finds the fertile soil it needs to really take root and grow and manifest in my spirit. You are so anointed. It is always a blessing to hear from God through you!

Redeemed By His Love said...

Beth,
Amen! I just read that verse from James this morning. The Lord just made you 'an instrument 4 His glory' to bless me.
I am praying more people draw near to the Lord this year :)
May the Lord bless you,
Miriam
p.s.-love the new pictures of your sweet babies

Steph T. said...

Beth...what a blessing it has been to get to know you thru the blog world. May God continue to use you to grow his Kingdom!
Happy New Year!
Steph

Wylie said...

SOOO beautifully put!!! Amen & Hallelujah sister!
Wylie

Edie said...

Amen Beth! What a powerful post! We need to focus only on Him. How easy it is to let the distractions of this life cause us to take our eyes off of Him.

I love what you said here.
"There will surely be some sacrifice involved. Some ‘self’ that has to get out of the way." I am so familiar with that "self" that has to get out of the way.

Deb said...

Umm. Getting self out of the way.

Like denying self. Gotta work on that.

Thanks for spurring me toward Him.

Sweet dreams.