Seek Him Often ==> Daily

For I know the thoughts and plans that I have for you, says the Lord, thoughts and plans for welfare and peace and not for evil, to give you hope in your final outcome. 12 Then you will call upon Me, and you will come and pray to Me, and I will hear and heed you. 13 Then you will seek Me, inquire for, and require Me [as a vital necessity] and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart. 14 I will be found by you, says the Lord….
Jer 29:11-14 AMP

– Call upon Him today and every day dear ones.
– Pray unto Him today and every day dear ones.
– Listen for Him today and every day dear ones.
– Seek Him today and every day dear ones.
– Search for Him with all your heart today dear ones.
– Then and only then will you find Him each and every day.
– Hold on to Him now, let not the worldly cares separate you from Him presence.

Amen and may God bless His children

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Coming to Christ by Thomas Willcox (1621-1687)

“Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest” (Matthew 11:28).

To believing, there must be a clear conviction of sin, and the merits of the blood of Christ, and of Christ’s willingness to save upon this consideration, merely, that you are a sinner.

When we come to God, we must bring nothing but Christ with us. Any ingredients, or any previous qualifications of our own, will poison and corrupt faith.

Believing is the most wonderful thing in the world. Put any thing of your own to it, and you spoil it. Christ will not so much as look at it for believing. When you believe and come to Christ, you must leave behind your own righteousness, and bring nothing but your sin: (Oh, that is hard!) leave behind all your holiness, sanctification, duties, or else Christ is not fit for you , nor you for Christ. Christ will be a pure Redeemer and Mediator, and you must be an undone sinner, or Christ and you will never agree.  Continue reading

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He Didn’t Promise A Rose Garden

When I was young and wounded and had no one to turn to, I joined the United States Marine Corps where the recruiting motto was “The Few The Proud”. Little did I know that the true motto was “We Didn’t Promise You A Rose Garden”. I knew very little about God at this point in my life, but it took less than 24 hours for me to be calling on Him in a time of desperation and need. This was a very humbling experience to me to be awakened in the pre-dawn hours of the first morning in boot camp at Parris Island.

As I think back some 45 years ago in my life how fitting an analogy of what the Christian faces in their walk.
• Mt. 7:13-14 tells us of the narrow gate and there be few that find it.
• I would come to learn throughout my walk that God hates the pride in man (Pr. 8:13) and will put a fear like only one who has truly felt it can just barely describe its power on one’s soul.
• Heb. 12:6 Teaches us “For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth”. But then in 1 Pet. 5:10 He teaches “But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you”. This rose garden has thorns that will perfect one’s life.

Christian, young or seasoned will learn Him and as you grow in His grace you will begin to connect the dots that allows you a sweet spirit of communion with Him. Until then fight the good fight. Amen

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My Comforter

Where is my Comforter for I need help this morn
I need a path that’s straighter than my own
My compass is broken and I can’t find my way
Oh Comforter oh Comforter will you help me I pray

I know if I wake Him, He’s willing to hear
But to mold me and teach me He leaves right here
He taught me to wait and listen for Him
That I may grow and become His close friend Continue reading

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Observation Through Meditation

Oh birds from heaven where art thou this morn
Fly to my feeding ground oh birds that I adorn
I cast out your portion as God does mine own
Oh black birds come in that I may adorn

I see the hawk flying high up over head
A circling round my black birds as if they are prey
Oh yes I must remember he is God’s creation too
And he too must be fed as my black birds and I do

Quickly my black birds grasp their piece of life
While watching and waiting and ready for flight
When all of a sudden the preditor swoops in
To grasp the weakest and fly off into the wind

The beauty of your creation Lord, can only be observed
In the quietness of my meditation and seeking those things observed
Come teach me this morning and fill my cup with your love
And help me see the joy you promised in your living word

I Love You Father,

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