Why do you want to know God? Are you lost or just searching for deeper meaning in your life? Are you struggling, sick, disturbed, confused, hurt, betrayed, worried, stressed, restless, or just curious? Whatever the reason, God does not discriminate. He welcomes all who earnestly seek him.
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Scripture of the Day:
“While Peter was still speaking these words, the Holy Spirit came on all who heard the message.” – Acts 10:44
Acts chapter 10 and 11 makes it crystal clear that God accepts all who come to him. That means that no matter what you have done in the past, and no matter what it is that you are doing right now that you think is unforgivable, God still loves you and welcomes you into his love and care. Like the prodigal son who left home only to return home broke and broken, God will welcome you home in his loving arms and celebrate your return.
God desires your heart. God desires your love. God desires you. Come home to him today. Seek the Lord in all that you do. Seek him with all your heart, and you will find him. Don’t expect to find the Lord if you are lukewarm. God wants all of you. Surrender your pride, surrender your fear, surrender your weakness, surrender what you think is your strength. For true strength, love, and power comes through the Lord. For God is love. God is strength. God is power. God is mercy. God is hope. God is everything good.
I call you blessed.
Dear heavenly Father, thank you for your Word today. Thank you for the peace and understanding that only comes through you. Thank you for the love and joy that only comes through you. We surrender our hearts today to you Lord. We earnestly seek you first each day. We seek your presence in everything that we do. We want nothing more than to know you, and to walk in your divine purpose, in your divine authority, and in your love. Fill us with all of your Holy Spirit Lord, and all of your goodness. Wash us clean. Make us new. We surrender fully to you. And we give you all the honor and glory and praise today and forever, in Jesus mighty name. Amen.
Today’s full reading: Job 5; Psalm 108; Acts 10,11
Additional Scripture References:
“Then Peter began to speak: ‘I now truly understand that God does not show favoritism, but welcomes those from every nation who fear Him and do what is right.'” – Acts 10:35
“Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.” – 1 John 4:8
“For the Kingdom of God is not just a lot of talk; it is living by God’s power.” 1 Corinthians 4:20
“For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love and self – discipline.” 2 Timothy 1:7
“You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.” – Jeremiah 29:13
But if from there you seek the LORD your God, you will find him if you seek him with all your heart and with all your soul.” – Deuteronomy 4:29
“I love those who love me, and those who seek me find me.” – Proverbs 8:17
“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.” – Matthew 7:7
“So I say to you: Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.” – Luke 11:9
“I know your deeds; you are neither cold nor hot. How I wish you were one or the other! So because you are lukewarm— neither hot nor cold— I am about to vomit you out of My mouth! You say, ‘I am rich; I have grown wealthy and need nothing.’ But you do not realize that you are wretched, pitiful, poor, blind, and naked” – Revelations 3:15-17
“I will set out and go back to my father and say to him: Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son; make me like one of your hired servants.’ So he got up and went to his father. “But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him; he ran to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed him. “The son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son.’ “But the father said to his servants, ‘Quick! Bring the best robe and put it on him. Put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet. Bring the fattened calf and kill it. Let’s have a feast and celebrate. For this son of mine was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.’ So they began to celebrate.” – Luke 15:18-24
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