I hope that you all are enjoying the first few days of fall.
In my devotion the other day I came across a verse of scripture that is refreshing and instructional and I want to share it with you. It is my prayer as you read these words that God will speak to your heart and into your unique life and set of circumstances.
My son, accept my words. Store up my commands inside you.
Let your ears listen to wisdom. Apply your heart to understanding.
Call out for the ability to be wise. Cry out for understanding.
Look for it as you would look for silver. Search for it as you would search for hidden treasure.
Then you will understand how to have respect for the Lord. You will find out how to know God. The Lord gives wisdom. Knowledge and understanding come from his mouth.
He stores up success for honest people. He is like a shield to those who live without blame. He keeps them safe.
He guards the path of those who are honest. He watches over the way of his faithful ones.
It is a good thing to notice these words: accept, store, listen, apply, call out, cry out, look, search.
These words require action on our part. How many times have you heard some one say, "I just wish I felt God." Of course we all have times when we feel closer to God than others but more times than not we sit idly and just expect for a sense of God's presence to come into our life with absolutely no action on our part. This verse makes it very clear that a rich relationship with God comes from some serious intentional action on our part. If we seek Him, He will be found.
When we practice the words of this verse, these are the words that will become part of our life:
understanding, wisdom, knowledge, success, protected, watched over.
From the Rooftop:
Spending time with God is not a passive activity
Spending time with God is an activity of vulnerability toward Him
Shouting out to Him will change your life
God hears and understands
The byproducts of an active relationship with God are rich
I am praying for you and me that we call out to the one that has known us since before we were born and begin to enjoy His benefits.
I love you,