TODAY’S PROPHETIC THOUGHT
Friendship works two ways. I seek your presence, you seek Mine. If I’m always chasing you, we have no relationship. I Am your Father, your Brother and your friend. Seek Me while I may be found.
THE SCARIEST VERSE IN THE BIBLE
I once heard a preacher say the scariest verse in the Bible is where David says, “And take not thy Holy Spirit from me.” That preacher then went on to tell everybody if they weren’t good enough, they could lose the Holy Spirit.
WHAT?!? My friends, that’s not true. Remember, David was alive long before Jesus and the Holy Spirit came onto the scene. He only had the visitation of the Holy Spirit, not the indwelling you and I have today.
So, what is the scariest thing in the Bible? In this hillbilly’s opinion, it’s when we’re not seeking the Lord because we’re distracted with the cares of the world and, when He shows up, we don’t know He’s there.
It reminds me of the story of the two men of God that were walking along the road to Emmaus and Jesus showed up. He was talking with them, but because they weren’t seeking Him, they didn’t recognize He was right there the whole time.
When he was at the table with them, he took bread, gave thanks, broke it and began to give it to them. Then their eyes were opened and they recognized him, and he disappeared from their sight. They asked each other, “Were not our hearts burning within us while he talked with us on the road and opened the Scriptures to us?” – Luke 24:31-32
When Jesus is around, He brings a supernatural kind of passion. If you’ve never felt that, you need to experience His presence. You’ve missed incredible opportunities where Jesus wanted to meet you but you were too busy doing something else.
Let me tell you, distraction leads to dullness, then doubt, then despair and finally, disbelief. That’s not for you!
Seek Jesus and seek Him often. He promises to be found by you. He will give you righteousness and you’ll recognize Him the next time He shows up.
FROM MY SERMON SERIES FIRST THINGS