Friday, August 13, 2010

Seeking and Finding - August 13, 2010

Isaiah 55:6-7 (New Living Translation)
6 Seek the Lord while you can find him.
Call on him now while he is near.
7 Let the wicked change their ways
and banish the very thought of doing wrong.
Let them turn to the Lord that he may have mercy on them.
Yes, turn to our God, for he will forgive generously.

Matthew 7:7 (New King James Version)
7 “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.

John 3:16-17 (New International Version)
16"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son,[a] that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. 17For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.

2 Peter 3:9 (New Living Translation)
9 The Lord isn’t really being slow about his promise, as some people think. No, he is being patient for your sake. He does not want anyone to be destroyed, but wants everyone to repent.

One of the saddest situations in life is when when someone is taken away, dies suddenly, without notice or warning. Those who are left behind are left with the tragedy, wondering what could have been done, or whether or not they could have made a differnce. Others also wonder why they never spent more time with the person, or were kinder, or communicated their love and care. What is sadder is when one passes away and it is not certain where that person will spend eternity.

We all have a certain time on this earth. We are only promised death and taxes. With that in mind, many choose to avoid talking about the former. Death is inevitable, and someday we will all experience it. From cover to cover, the Bible is God's attempt to draw all people to Him. Story after story, verse after verse, God reaches out telling people He loves them and has provided for them to spend eternity with Him.

God is asking you to seek Him. You need to respond and find Him while you can.

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