Friday, August 7, 2015

be encouraged.

the words He gave me this morning,
may they be an encouragement for all those who have loved ones that you are praying and believing and waiting to come to Him,,
and cause for hope, joy and greater seeking in our own lives and pursuit of Yeshua.

["I am not hidden, says the Lord.
My way is not obscure.

you WILL find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart.
"you will seek Me and find Me, when you seek Me with all your heart. I will be found by you, declares the Lord" (Jeremiah 29:13-14)

you have to,
beloved--you need to,
believe that I am a Rewarder of those who diligently seek Me.

(Hebrews 11:6) ]

Grab hold of those promises, beloved.
and take heart.
He makes straight the path of those who acknowledge Him in all of their ways.

are you seeking Him, dear one-- more so.. are you believing that He rewards those who diligently seek Him, namely with Himself?
in the moments when He seems distant, far off, and you just can't seem to enter His presence know,
there is no method and no striving that can draw you closer to Him.. but lay hold of the promises of Hebrews 11:6 and Jeremiah 29:13-14 by faith, dear one.

are you acknowledging Him in all things-- in every decision, every encounter, every conversation, every blessing, every trial, every dream?
the Hebrew word for "acknowledge" (yada) actually carries the idea of coming to know someone by observing, reflecting and experiencing. How are you coming to know Him in all things? Are you allowing every single area of your life to be a catalyst and draw string into knowing and seeing and experiencing Him-- that you might simply know Him more?
the English definition of acknowledge is "accept or admit the existence or truth of something; to admit, confess, accept and recognize". Confess the truth of who He is and what He says in ALL things, friend. Recognize His hand at work in your life, in the smallest and the biggest and the most mundane and the most unique things and moments. Admit who He is, and the reality of your need for Him-- in ALL things.
are you looking to the One who promises to give wisdom without holding back to those who need it, or are you looking to your own earthly understanding, the insight of man, and human reasoning?

>>He is not hidden, beloved.
and His way is not obscure (doubtful, uncertain, unclear, unknown, vague).
the antonym of obscure is reveal, illuminate, clarify.

believe Him for revelation, for clarity, for illumination. <<

for now is the time to press into our God, our Creator, our Bridegroom, our Friend.
you will not be disappointed.

"Seek the Lord while He may be found;
call upon Him while He is near;
let the wicked forsake his way,
and the unrighteous man his thoughts;
let him return to the Lord, that he may have compassion on him,
and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon."  (Isaiah 55:6-7)

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