Today’s Scripture Reading: 1 Kings 13:1 through 1 Kings 14:24; 2 Chronicles 12:13-14; 2 Chronicles 11: 18-23; 2 Chronicles 12: 1-12; 1 Kings 14: 25-28; 2 Chronicles 12: 15-16; 1 Kings 14: 29 through 1 Kings 15:5; 2 Chronicles 13:1-22; 1 Kings 15: 6-8; 2 Chronicles 14: 1-8; 1 Kings 15: 9-15; 1 Kings 14:19-20; 1 Kings 15: 25-34, 2 Chronicles 14:9 through 2 Chronicles 15: 19
Do you find yourself envious when you hear people talking about their relationship with Jesus?
Have you tried to pray and feel as though you’re talking to yourself?
Do you want to know Him more but you just haven’t figured out how to do it?
Don’t feel alone if you answered “yes” to any of these questions, I think we all feel this way from time to time.
We definitely saw great examples of how “not” to find God in today’s maze of scriptures. It seems as though the children of Israel chose to worship an idol quicker than they chose to worship the Living God . We’ve seen this many times throughout our journey.
It’s easy to stand in judgment of their idol worship, but I think we better choose not to go there… today’s children of God do the same thing.
I heard a definition of an idol years ago that has stuck with me: Anything (time, talent, treasure) I give myself to more than my Lord is an idol.
Israel had to lay down their idols before they could find God. They had to earnestly seek Him.
All in Judah were happy about this covenant, for they had entered into with all their heart. They earnestly sought after God, and they found him. And the Lord gave them rest from their enemies on every side. –2 Chronicles 15:15
And it is impossible to please God without faith. Anyone who wants to come to him must believe that God exists and that he rewards those who sincerely seek him. –Hebrews 11:6
If you feel like God is a million miles away, pursue Him. Push other things aside and spend time with Him. Turn off all distractions, and be truly alone with Him. Expect to find Him. I promise you, He will exceed your expectations!
If you look for me wholeheartedly, you will find me. –Jeremiah 29:13
Learning to seek Him!
© 2012 Dianne Guthmuller
Tomorrow’s Scripture Reading: 1 Kings 15: 16-22; 2 Chronicles 16: 1-10; 1 Kings 16: 1-34; 1 Kings 15: 23-24; 2 Chronicles 16:11 through 17: 19; 1 Kings 17: 1-7