Contributed by Rich Young on Jan 17, 2001
Obedience is seeking God with your whole heart. Performance is having a quiet time because you’ll feel guilty if you don’t.
Obedience is finding ways to let the Word of God dwell in you richly. Performance is quickly scanning a passage so you can check it off your Bible reading
Contributed by Sermon Central on Feb 10, 2006
“Don’t seek God in temples. He is close to you. He is within you. Only you should surrender to Him and you will rise above happiness and
Contributed by Sermon Central on Dec 16, 2001
World Series Co-MVP Randy Johnson Seeks God’s Glory
In 1996, 2001 World Series co-MVP Randy Johnson said:
About three years ago, I had a traumatic experience in my
life—my dad passed away. I was on the brink of becoming a
Christian anyway, but when my dad passed away, I
GUIDELINES FOR PRAYING SUCCESSFULLY
Devotional by Larry Petton
Text: John chapter 15
Our devotional time with the Lord must be a balanced blend of the Word and prayer, truth and Spirit touching the head and heart.
If you only focus on Bible study, you will dry up.
If you only focus on prayer
by A. B. Simpson
Once it was the blessing, Now it is the Lord;
Once it was the feeling, Now it is His Word.
Once His gifts I wanted, Now the Giver own;
Once I sought for healing, Now Himself alone.
Once 'twas painful trying, Now 'tis perfect trust;
Once a half salvation, Now the
Contributed by Herman Abrahams on Aug 31, 2007
Look not back to yesterday,
So full of failure and regret;
Look ahead and seek God’s way—
Sins confessed you must forget.
Contributed by Jim Kane on May 17, 2007
‘the season of Lent is like a roller coaster ride with emotions that are down and up again and again as the story of our salvation makes plain our sinful ways and the cost of redemption.’from A
Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 12, 2007
"As followers of Jesus, we should be seeking Gods perspectiveAre you, like me, overwhelmed and losing perspective? We need to stop and climb the mast of the ship of faith, to see life
I’ve heard the statement, “There are no atheists in a foxhole.” It’s true that a man who ignored God all his life will probably call out to Him when he’s facing enemy fire. But how much better to be like the World War II General I read about. Lt. General Sir William Dobbie was Governor General of
Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Jun 11, 2007
"In the epistles, prayer requests are most often linked to the rapid spread of the gospel and the advance of Christ’s Kingdom. Christians are encouraged to seek God’s wisdom and revelation, perseverance, and power…petition comes across as a dynamic agent of change, something that seizes the
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jun 18, 2007
There was a spiritual reason for this. For three days, Jonathan Edwards had not eaten a morsel of food, nor closed his eyes in sleep. Over and over again, he cried out “Oh, God, give me New England Give me New England” Because of his total devotion to Jesus Christ, Edwards was able to preside
Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 10, 2006
Have you not heard of the madman who lit a lamp in the bright morning and went to the marketplace crying ceaselessly, "I seek God! I seek God!" There were many among those standing there who didn’t believe in God so he made them laugh. "Is God lost?" one of them said. "Has he gone astray like a
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jun 18, 2007
Meister Eckhart at the end of the 13th century and early years of the 14th said, “No man ever wanted anything so much as God wants to make the soul aware of him. God is ever ready, but we are so unready. God is in, we are out; God is at home, we are strangers.”
He continued, “So necessary is our
Contributed by Timothy Smith on Oct 8, 2005
Lorraine Pintus says that she realized that her spiritual life was in the doldrums because she was not making Jesus a part of her daily life. She wrote: "When I started taking Him with me wherever I went, then I started relating to Him and enjoying Him in a deeper way. I would ask God: `Would you
Contributed by Ross Cochrane on Jul 16, 2010
WILL YOU PRAY FOR THE TALIBAN?
I am all too ready to say that the TALIBAN deserve God's judgment without really thinking twice. I tend to think of them in the same way that I think about SODOM AND GOMORRAH. But did Sodom and Gomorrah really deserve to be judged? Does the Taliban? If I knew that
Contributed by Johnny Creasong on Aug 28, 2009
When you pray do you seek His Face or His Hand?
In most of our praying we are not seeking God’s Face, but rather seeking His hand, looking for God to provide something for us. While Jesus instructed us to pray,
“Give us today our daily bread.”
(Matt 6:11 NIV)
I believe He intended our
Contributed by Brad Henry on Dec 9, 2011
Have you ever felt like you were adrift in the ocean with no clue on how to get to shore? A lot of times in life we get a curveball when we are expecting a fastball. We get frustrated when we try to figure God out. Without knowing it a lot of times we even try to play God. When you
Contributed by Mark Eberly on Oct 14, 2009
OBJECT LESSON: PLANTED IN GOD'S LOVE
Seeds (enough for all listeners)
Large pot with potting soil
Set up the table with the seeds and pot arranged on it where listeners can get to them during the invitation, perhaps in the front of your worship area. Then introduce the
Contributed by Chris Jordan on Feb 15, 2008
QUOTE: (John Bevere, Driven by Eternity).
“Are you fulfilling your destiny? You may think, “But I don’t know what I’m called to do!” There could be a couple of reasons for this. First, have you sought God earnestly? If anyone earnestly seeks God… he will be shown what he’s been put on the earth
Contributed by Timothy Peck on Feb 1, 2001
This last week I was thinking about this priority of love and I saw an incredible example of it on Dateline NBC. It seems that two members of the same church participated in a 40 day prayer and fasting time to seek God’s will for their lives. One of the woman badly needed a kidney transplant, and