Thursday, July 29, 2010

Seek, and you will find Me

Hello again! Let’s get our coffee or tea and settle in for some time in God’s presence.

Lord, thank you for every soul seeking You today. We want to know you are real and that you care about our problems and our dreams. I ask that today be a day of miracles in each of our lives. I ask you to reveal yourself in an unmistakable way today. Father, give us cause to marvel at Your work in our lives, today. Someone in this study needs you to disturb their calm, meager, relationship with you. Someone needs You to take them off of the fringe of knowing You. Take us out of the frying pan of bland existence and thrust us into the fire of a passionate, spirit-filled, purpose-driven life! In Jesus’ name, amen!

Get ready for God to wake you up! Are you tired of just going through the motions of your routine? Are you wondering what some people are so excited about in their relationship with God? Are some people just over emotional or dramatic? Is there something to their faith that you just don’t understand?

Today we are going to talk about the difference between dating Jesus, and be married to Jesus. Joyce Meyer brought this up during the 2010 St. Paul, Minnesota conference and it struck me as a key element to having a passionate, committed relationship with God.

When you are dating, you’re not quite sure yet of what you want out of the relationship, and you’re not quite sure of what you can expect from your partner, or even what you want to give. Marriage is a whole ‘nother ball game. Ideally, marriage means you are “all in.” You’ve given yourself body, mind, and spirit to another. Your heart is committed for the long haul and you want everything your spouse has to offer. You want it all: passion, trust, team-work, family, support, the list can go on and on. You know what to expect, and you know this is the one to whom you want to give.

So, are you dating Jesus, or are you married and committed? Either way, you can only go deeper in your relationship if you seek intimacy.

Seek; verb; to crave, pursue, and go after with all of your might.

When is the last time you craved, pursued and went after something with all of your might? Was it solving a problem; getting a date; finding a special purpose; or something else? Tell me about it below and in the comments if you like:

Do you remember the intensity of your drive to find what you sought? If you used that same intensity to seek God, what would you do?

Commit to seeking everything you want from God with intensity this week! Make sure you come back and share in the comments what you’ve noticed as a result. We prayed earlier for God to show up powerfully in our lives this week, and He always answers prayers that are within His Will. Expect Him. I can’t wait to hear all about it!

Read the following verses: Deuteronomy 4:29; 2 Chronicles 7:14; and Matthew 7:7.

Father, I am going to seek you with all of my heart, mind, body, and soul this week. You promise if we seek you, we will find you, and I can’t wait to see You so clearly this week that I cannot deny Your existence, Your love, and Your importance in my life. In Jesus’ name, amen.

If you would like your own copy of The Revolution Devotional Workbook and Field Journal, by Joyce Meyer, which is inspiration for this study, click on the title to go to Joyce's website to order.

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