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Seeking and Finding


   I fled Him, down the nights and down the days;
   I fled Him, down the arches of the years;
   I fled Him, down the labyrinthine ways
   Of my own mind; and in the mist of tears
   I hid from Him....

Exerpt from the poem "The Hound of Heaven"
by  FRANCIS THOMPSON

It has been said that God, "The Hound of Heaven" pursues us until we find Him. And so it is. 

{2} God looked down from heaven upon the children of men, 
to see if there were any that did understand, that did seek God. 
{3} Every one of them is gone back: 
they are altogether become filthy;
 there is none that doeth good, no, not one. 
(Psa 53:2-3)

And so God has taken it upon Himself to seek us out, to bring us back, to woo us and win us at any cost, no matter what means may be necessary...be it tragedy or hardship, because He knows that it is better for us to go through this life with one hand or one eye, than to be lost in eternity with all our limbs intact. (Matt 5:29).

Having this in mind, the wise person will listen carefully to the still small voice of God...determine by prayer and consulting the Scriptures what God is trying to show you and teach you..to stop resisting the call of God, whether it be to turn away from some secret or open sin, or to turn to God with your whole heart. 

God is relentless. He is the King. We are to seek FIRST the Kingdom of God, and His righteousness, with the promise that all things that we need will then be added unto us.(Mat 6:33). Won't you let Him find you today?

in Christ.....brother bob...........<><

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--Verses to ponder--

Seek ye the LORD while he may be found, 
call ye upon him while he is near: 
7Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: 
and let him return unto the LORD, and he will have mercy upon him;
 and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon. 
(Isa 55:6-7)

17And the Spirit and the bride say, Come.
 And let him that heareth say, Come. 
And let him that is athirst come. 
And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.
(Rev 22:17)

Whatever we do, it is certainly not for our own profit 
but because Christ's love controls us now. 
Since we believe that Christ died for all of us, 
we should also believe that we have died to the old life we used to live. 

15He died for all so that all who live-having received eternal life from him-might live no longer for themselves, to please themselves, 
but to spend their lives pleasing Christ who died and rose again for them. 

16So stop evaluating Christians by what the world thinks about them
 or by what they seem to be like on the outside. 
Once I mistakenly thought of Christ that way, 
merely as a human being like myself. How differently I feel now! 

17When someone becomes a Christian,
 he becomes a brand new person inside.
 He is not the same anymore. A new life has begun!
18All these new things are from God
 who brought us back to himself through what Christ Jesus did. 

And God has given us the privilege of urging everyone 
to come into his favor and be reconciled to him. 
19For God was in Christ, restoring the world to himself, 
no longer counting men's sins against them but blotting them out.

 This is the wonderful message he has given us to tell others. 
20We are Christ's ambassadors. God is using us to speak to you: 
we beg you, as though Christ himself were here pleading with you,
 receive the love he offers you-be reconciled to God. 

21For God took the sinless Christ and poured into him our sins.
 Then, in exchange, he poured God's goodness into us!
6:1 As God's partners, we beg you 
not to toss aside this marvelous message of God's great kindness. 

2For God says, "Your cry came to me at a favorable time, 
when the doors of welcome were wide open. 
I helped you on a day when salvation was being offered." 
Right now God is ready to welcome you.
 Today he is ready to save you.
2 Cor 5:19-6:2

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