Happy Word-filled Wednesday!
The Lord brought a thought to my heart and mind recently:
Why do I sometimes serve Him without first acknowledging Him?
Then the Holy Spirit brought up a Word hid in my heart (Hosea 6:6):
"For I desire mercy, not sacrifice,
and acknowledgment of God rather than burnt offerings."
The Message says it this way:
"I'm after love that lasts, not more religion.
I want you to know God, not go to more prayer meetings."
Why do I sometimes serve Him without wholly acknowledging Him?
I have no idea.
How many times does He come to me, and I miss Him entirely?
Praise the Lord for convicting me of this, and praise Him even more for His mercy when I've failed.
He is good! He is God!!!
Father God, You are holy and perfect and the one thing that's fully right in my life. Help me to see You, to thirst for You, to worship You with no duplicity of heart or mind. Forgive me for sometimes serving You or writing about You or counseling others in You without first spending time with You myself. When You appear, Lord, I want to know You and recognize Your voice. I pray You would make my heart long for that more than it longs to serve. I know in doing so, I can serve You in the way You have planned for me. In Jesus' name, Amen.
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And if you have time tomorrow, I'd love for you to hear something close to my heart. I'll be over at the Internet Cafe to share. It was so important to me, I changed my original devo which was going to be on overspending at Christmas. God must have a special purpose for it...
In the Key of HE,