" I love those who love me, and those who seek me diligently will find me." Proverbs 8:17( NKJV)
This is perplexing. God says, I love those who love me. Is His love unconditional or conditional?Then He says if I seek Him diligently I will find Him. Am I really seeking God or just coasting along. Is this the reason why some who want more of Jesus don't seem to be getting more because they are not deliberate and diligent?
I do love you, Abba Father, with all my heart, soul, mind and spirit. I love You. I seek You every day. I want to be with You, to know You, to love You, to follow You and to obey You. Reveal yourself to me.- Amen!
" Stay joined to me and let my teachings become part of you. Then you can pray for whatever you want, and your prayer will be answered." John 15:7 (CEV)
It is assurance that if I am in Christ daily and His Word is in me, I can ask anything according to His will and it will be given to me. His will, I will know it if I am in His Word.
Abba Father, You said You have a plan and purpose for my life-what is it? You said - You will build your church- build it! You said You will pour out Your Spirit on all flesh- Pour Him out! You said You will sen the Holy Spirit to convict- Convict us!
I pray according to Your will, Your will be done.
" Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving." Colossians 3:23-24 (NIV)
I got to remember that I answer to God, I am to work,serve, preach,and teach unto the Lord with all my heart, energy, passion.
Abba Father, I know that most of my works are in prayer and in the Word. Help me to be diligent and disciplined in the work of the kingdom.-Amen!
I am trying to let you walk with me through my daily time with the Lord. Each day I sit down with the Lord and first of all I give thanks. I try to start the day with an Attitude of Gratitude. Then I pick up my Bible and read. I have a reading I have followed for years. Then I read from two devotional books . Following that I write in my journal. You are getting a peek into my writings. They are my expressions and prayers to my Abba Father. I hope they are some help to you. Could I get some response from you to know if they are working.
"[Love keeps no record of wrongs." 1 Corinthians 13:5(NIV)
I am thankful through the power of the Holy Spirit that I am able to forgive those who have wronged me. Some hurt me badly but that You Lord that your love covers all. It has been through the love of Christ Jesus this forgiveness .
Abba Father, continue to help me in loving others unconditional even though they have hurt me. Let me not keep a memory of those hurts. Let me be filled continually with You love for others.-Amen!