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About Me: I used to believe that evolution was reasonable, that homosexuality was genetic, and that people became Christians because they couldn't deal with the 'reality' that this life was all there was. I used to believe, that if there was a heaven - I could get there by being good - and I used to think I was more or less a good person. I was wrong on all counts. One day I finally had my eyes opened and I saw that I was not going to go to heaven, but that I was certainly going to suffer the wrath of God for all my sin. I saw myself as a treasonous rebel at heart - I hated God for creating me just to send me to Hell - and I was wretched beyond my own comprehension. Into this spiritual vacuum Jesus Christ came and he opened my understanding - delivering me from God's wrath into God's grace. I was "saved" as an adult, and now my life is hid in Christ. I am by no means sinless, but by God's grace I am a repenting believer - a born again Christian.
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Wednesday, August 09, 2006
How to seek the Lord...
Seek and ye shall find...
I have been reading a lot more than I have been posting lately, and if you're one of the handful of my faithful readership, I apologize for that. I don't want to post just any old thing. Usually I blog about things that I think need explaining, and frankly, sometimes I can't think of anything, or the thought is so small that I think it isn't worth blogging about.

This is one of those "little things" that really, it is so small I am tempted not to blog about it at all, but it struck me this morning, so I am inclined to share..
But from there you will seek the LORD your God and you will find him, if you search after him with all your heart and with all your soul. When you are in tribulation, and all these things come upon you in the latter days, you will return to the LORD your God and obey his voice. - Deuteronomy 4:29-30
We hear that part in verse 29 spoken as a sort of general encouragement for Christians all the time:
"seek the Lord your God and you will find him if you search after him with all your heart and with all your soul."
But we seldom quote the next verse which gives a very clear indication of what is meant by seeking the Lord:
"...return to the LORD your God and obey his voice"
Seriously, I need to be reminded of this truth every now and again - that seeking the Lord is not a matter of "getting information about God" but a matter of submitting myself to God's rule in my life given the information I already possess.

I have in the past put off obedience, and excused my own lack thereof by claiming that until I understand a thing more fully, I am not inclined to obey the light I have. It sounds cold and ugly when I say it in print like that - and it should, sin is ugly.

I need to be careful to "remember my first love" as it were, that is, to practice obeying the voice of God out of a determined and willing heart - and to guard myself against any habitual activity that can displace or even replace genuine obedience.
posted by Daniel @ 1:26 PM  
  • At 4:19 PM, August 09, 2006, Blogger jazzycat said…

    Matthew 7:7 is my favorite verse in the Bible because of the great promise that comes with it.

    Seek and you will find.


  • At 11:03 AM, August 10, 2006, Blogger mark pierson said…

    "seeking the Lord is not a matter of "getting information about God" but a matter of submitting myself to God's rule in my life given the information I already possess."

    Well said.

  • At 2:29 PM, August 10, 2006, Blogger Frank Martens said…

    Word my friend, word.

  • At 8:19 PM, August 12, 2006, Blogger Antonio said…

    Hey Daniel, I thought that you may be interested in the discussion about repentance that started on Matthew Waymeyer's "Faith and Practice" and is continuing over at my blog.

    I wanted to send you this in an email, but there wasn't one for you in your blogger profile.



  • At 10:00 AM, August 13, 2006, Blogger Daniel said…

    Thanks Antonio, I will look into it.


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