Distressed... and Pressing on to KNOW HIM
The past few days I have been distressed.
Distressed by the magnitude of God's love for me
Distressed by my complacency
Distressed by His patience
Distressed by the magnitude of my sin.
Distressed by His Overwhelming Grace
Distressed by my fickle and wandering heart.
Distressed by His Unconditional Love in spite of me...
So what does he want?
Hosea 5:15 ~ 6:3:
15 I will return again to my place,
until they acknowledge their guilt and seek my face,
and in their distress earnestly seek me.
1“Come, let us return to the Lord;
for he has torn us, that he may heal us;
he has struck us down, and he will bind us up.
2 After two days he will revive us;
on the third day he will raise us up,
that we may live before him.
3 Let us know; let us press on to know the Lord;
his going out is sure as the dawn;
he will come to us as the showers,
as the spring rains that water the earth.”
Lord, Let me press on to KNOW you. Lord please remove any excuse, any obstacle, any flesh, any fear, any doubt, any pride that would get in the way of me Pressing ON! Lord I pray you would cause me to earnestly seek you and that I would find you. Lord please cause me to be so in love with you that I am compelled to love others with your heart that is powered by your Spirit.