Good afternoon! Grace and peace be yours in abundance.
Today we are testing ourselves with God's definition of from.
Deuteronomy 4v29 But if from there you seek the LORD your God, you will find him if you look for him with all your heart and with all your soul.
From where is God talking about. The "from" where he is talking about is where we can not do anything without Him. Our gods we have created following has done nothing for us but left us feeling less fulfilled. From a place where we have worshipped things before Him. We worship things that can not hear Him or things that can not see Him. They are man made gods that we have been worshiping and we realize they do not fulfill what we are missing. Today we worship so many things before we worship our Lord. Our eyes are on things other than Him. We worship our own vanity, or own accomplishments, our doubt in God, we worship our old traditions and our own way of thinking. We choose the road we follow, the way we worship and what we worship. We may be passionate about God but we are led in all kinds of directions thinking we are being led by Him. Paul was passionate about God and was killing people in His name thinking He was pleasing God. We too think we are pleasing God by pleasing other people and doing what others want us to do instead of whole heartily seeking Him. God promises us if we truly are seeking Him from a place we know we are nothing without Him we will find Him. We have to look for Him from a place we know we need Him by faith in who He is and what He has done for us through Jesus Christ. We need to ask ourselves about the former days, from the days God created man on the earth; ask from one end of the heavens to the other. Has anything so great as this ever happened, or has anything like it ever been heard of in your life before? As a love like His ever affected you like His love, has His forgiveness ever affected you like His forgiveness? You were shown these things that you may know that the LORD is God; be sides him there is no other. From Heaven he made us we need to listen to His voice so he can discipline us. Through Jesus Christ he has made us, He has created us through the Holy Spirit to be that person that can truly seek him and find Him, it is by our rebirth that we please our Father, because it is through faith in Jesus Christ we are made into His image. We have a new convent of faith worshiping in Spirit and truth, His truth given to us through the Holy Spirit. If we do not have faith in Jesus Christ being Lord of our lives we can not please God and we will not be from the place we can seek Him. (Hebrews 11v6 And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.) We need to look at what God has given us within ourselves and see if we are earnestly seeking Him because we have been reborn and it is the new person in us the Holy Spirit that has given us new desires, and new ways of thinking. We need to ask ourselves, Has my life changed or is it being changed into a life like Jesus's life. Are we walking and talking his path, because the same Spirit that led Him is leading me. Am I following in His foot steps or am I walking in foot steps I am creating for myself. My own footsteps, where I have faith in my thinking, in my traditions, in my own accomplishments, in my money, and in my love for people. Have I come from a place where I truly believe I need Him all the days of my life because I know nothing nor anyone else can fulfill what I am missing. If I have come from that place, that is where I will find Him, because from there I will truly be seeking him! Read Deuteronomy 4 and Hebrews 11. I love you with all the love Christ gives me for you!!