Seeking G-d Out

Seeking G-d Out

“…when you turn to the LORD your God and obey His voice (for the LORD your God is a merciful God), He will not forsake you nor destroy you, nor forget the covenant of your fathers which He swore to them.

— ‭Deuteronomy‬ ‭4‬:‭30b–31‬ NKJV

 

Are we seeking G-d out with all our heart and with all our soul?
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Self-Examination Challenge

No need to reply to these questions.


Do we really honor G-d in ALL that we do?
Is our life a reflection of what G-d has done with our heart?
Have we really given EVERYTHING over to G-d?
Is our life one that can be recognized as one that is with pure conviction with 100% obedience to G-d and loving every moment of it?
Are we TRULY seeking G-d in every part of our life?
How much time are we studying His Word to understand Him?
How much time are we spending in talking with Him and LISTENING?

I know that I need to work in all of these areas. To G-d be the Glory in the changes He has already done. I look forward to the changes that are to come.

Cleansing Stripes

“Blows that hurt cleanse away evil, As do stripes the inner depths of the heart.”

— Proverbs 20:30 NKJV

Some translations may use belly instead of heart. In the original language this is translated as belly, so why do translations put heart instead?

In Hebrew culture of that time, the belly was used to describe the core of one’s inherent mental and emotional abilities. In English today that description is our heart.

So with that understanding we can see how this verse can be used with the word heart, but we can also understand Isaiah 53:5 even more when reading this verse with understanding the translation.

“But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, And by His stripes we are healed.”

— Isaiah 53:5 NKJV

“By His stripes we are healed” refers to our heart being healed from our transgressions and iniquities against G-d. Our heart is made whole again through His act of redemption.

Solomon is telling us that stripes cleanse the inner depths of our heart. Isaiah is telling us that by the stripes of the Messiah, our heart is healed and made whole.

What Jesus went through before he was put on the cross, was for our cleansing. It was for the process of our purification in order to stand before G-d. Jesus then went to the cross to pay our debt of sin once and for all.

A sacrifice has to be made for our sins. Traditional methods were not working because our hearts were not changing. G-d came in the form of His Son to conquer what we could not. Not only did He pay our debt, but He also went through a torturous beating to prepare us to stand before the Almighty King.

Beaten, crucified, and then to show His Power over death, He rose. Through His resurrection we now have the power to overcome sin and temptation. He took care of it all.

Complete… That is what He made us.

He has empowered us to think differently and to overcome what we can’t on our own. Through Him, we conquer. Not the physical things per say, but the spiritual.

We need to be diligent in seeking G-d and His Will daily. Through our relationship with Him, because of Jesus, G-d has forgiven us and made us whole again. We are not perfect, but await perfection in the day that we come face-to-face with our Loving G-d.

I’m Not Done with You Yet

In the book of Joshua, chapter 13 we read that G-d is telling Joshua,

“You are old, advanced in years, and there remains very much land yet to be possessed.”

G-d basically told him, “I am not done with you yet, there is still much to accomplish.”

As we get older we tend to foolishly think that G-d can’t use us for certain things because it is too late for us, that our time for use has passed us by. This is an absurdity. G-d has ALWAYS used ANYONE who is WILLING to be USED OF HIM.

Seek G-d and His Will in your life and NEVER STOP. He has an assignment for you and when that one is done, He has another.

As David wrote in Psalm 1, verse 2 (second half)

“…and in His Law he meditates [plans] day and night”

we need to plan according to G-d’s perfect Law, His perfect Will. The only way to do this is to spend time in prayer and in His Word. Talk with Him, walk with Him, grow in your relationship with Him.

Delight yourself in His Law and He will bless you, beyond your expectations and beyond your abilities regardless of your age or physical condition.

To G-d be the Glory forever!