Thursday, November 29, 2012

Earnest Seekers

"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."   ... Hebrews 11:6


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Earnest Seekers do get rewarded. 

They see what is hidden to others, for they walk by faith, not by sight. They're personal friends with a huge God who they know will take excellent care of them because He is a remarkable Father. They don't worry much, lest it hurt His feelings.


They know they are loved 24/7. That love circles and spins around them. They are infused with peace.


Earnest Seekers view all good gifts as dropping straight from God's fingers down upon them. They're so grateful... and the gifts keep coming. God can trust them with much because He, Himself, sits upon the thrown of their hearts. He knows no trinket will push Him off.


They may appear like most other folks, but oh! The Presence, the Light inside them changes everything. Everything looks different from their eyes, for it is no longer they who live, but Christ who lives within them. And once that happens, it's impossible to feel the same way about anything.


Earnest Seekers are creative. Positive. Courageous. They are searchers, seeking until they find. They long for God's will, not their own. They believe that God is as powerful as ever and He can do anything He wishes. 


And generally, they are misunderstood.



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"Jesus has no intention of letting you become whole apart from his moment-to-moment presence and life within you."    



.... From Beautiful Outlaw by John Eldredge





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3 comments:

Elizabeth said...

love it !

Anonymous said...

Thank you! Needed to hear this today. --Taryn

K.E. said...

Love the Maxfield Parrish print.