Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Seeking Verses

35,000 people dead in Pakistan
This young man in Lesa's case load murdered

These two issues are just rumbling around in my head and heart this morning....Add to that my failings as a Small Group leader, as any kind of a servant and I want to just......

No I don't want to run ........So I need to just breathe and remember that YOU are in charge and that THAT knowledge has to be enough for me, that it's all been DONE and YOU desire us to SEEK YOU.....As I looked at these verses this morning, the words relief or solutions or answers, they just aren't there. SEEK HIM and He takes care of everything else....Nothing for me to do but concentrate my energies on seeking Him......

1Chronicles 22:19 Now devote your heart and soul to seeking the Lord your God. Begin to build the sanctuary of the Lord God, so that you may bring the ark of the covenant of the Lord and the sacred articles belonging to God into the temple that will be built for the Name of the Lord ."
2 Chronicles 12:14 He did evil because he had not set his heart on seeking the Lord .
Psalm 10:4 These wicked people are too proud to seek God. They seem to think that God is dead.
Psalm 14:2 The LORD looks down from heaven on the entire human race; he looks to see if there is even one with real understanding, one who seeks for God.
Psalm 22:26 The poor will eat and be satisfied. All who seek the LORD will praise him. Their hearts will rejoice with everlasting joy.
Psalm 27:4 The one thing I ask of the LORD-- the thing I seek most-- is to live in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, delighting in the LORD's perfections and meditating in his Temple.
Psalm 69:32 The humble will see their God at work and be glad. Let all who seek God's help live in joy.
Proverbs 3:6 Seek his will in all you do, and he will direct your paths.
Isaiah 26:9 All night long I search for you; earnestly I seek for God. For only when you come to judge the earth will people turn from wickedness and do what is right.
Isaiah 55:6 Seek the LORD while you can find him. Call on him now while he is near.

Jeremiah 29:12In those days when you pray, I will listen. 13If you look for me in earnest, you will find me when you seek me. 14I will be found by you," says the LORD. "I will end your captivity and restore your fortunes. I will gather you out of the nations where I sent you and bring you home again to your own land."

Lamentations 3:25 The LORD is wonderfully good to those who wait for him and seek him.
Ezekiel 33:31 So they come pretending to be sincere and sit before you listening. But they have no intention of doing what I tell them. They express love with their mouths, but their hearts seek only after money.
Hosea 10:12 I said, `Plant the good seeds of righteousness, and you will harvest a crop of my love. Plow up the hard ground of your hearts, for now is the time to seek the LORD, that he may come and shower righteousness upon you.'
Matthew 7:8 For everyone who asks, receives. Everyone who seeks, finds. And the door is opened to everyone who knocks.
John 6:27 But you shouldn't be so concerned about perishable things like food. Spend your energy seeking the eternal life that I, the Son of Man, can give you. For God the Father has sent me for that very purpose."
Acts 17:27 "His purpose in all of this was that the nations should seek after God and perhaps feel their way toward him and find him--though he is not far from any one of us.
Romans 2:7 He will give eternal life to those who persist in doing what is good, seeking after the glory and honor and immortality that God offers.
Romans 2:29 No, a true Jew is one whose heart is right with God. And true circumcision is not a cutting of the body but a change of heart produced by God's Spirit. Whoever has that kind of change seeks praise from God, not from people.
Hebrews 11:6 So, you see, it is impossible to please God without faith. Anyone who wants to come to him must believe that there is a God and that he rewards those who sincerely seek him

How quickly I become discouraged making crap about me....I have to motive in seeking YOU , knowing YOU and FOLLOWING YOU.
This urgency that comes up in me every once in awhile, what is it born of? An unholy or perhaps a Holy discontent?? It depends on what I do with it, this urgency is just me and my emotions getting out of control or?? I don't know but what I do know keeps me going....a seeking heart....

2 comments:

So I Go said...

love your choice of verses.. your
transparency.. always love coming here.

lex said...

so i am your 'somebody' for this post. you know how the quote at the top of your blog says that as writers we are driven to pen our words so that we can reach just one somebody with a common wrestling? well today i am your somebody! this post sums up what i have been feeling this last month and i think simply hearing it in someone else's words has helped me better understand my struggle. thank you for this post . . . it was perfect for me tonight.