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Being where you have to be

“’Why were you searching for me?’ he asked. ‘Didn’t you know I had to be in my Father’s house?’”  Luke 2:49.

Verse chosen from today’s Bible reading; Genesis 3-5, and Luke 2.

Note that the word “Father’s” is capitalized.

Jesus had an earthly father (Joseph) but He also had a heavenly Father (God).

I must be about my Father’s business.

My earthly father is deceased, so I no longer answer to his plans.  But there are others who have expectations for what I should or shouldn’t do.

The bigger picture is: What does God my Father want me doing?

I must be about His business.

I must be doing things that please Him.  To pull this off I will need to be close to Him at all times.

How is this done?  I must pray without ceasing.  His thoughts must be running through my head.  I want to be at the place where His thoughts easily override any of my own.

I live in a world that is confusing.  There are so many voices and so many draws away from Him.  I am easily misled.  I am quick to misstep.  My need for a powerful relationship with Him is obvious.

“O Lord, I want to be where You want me to be today.  I want Your Words flowing from my mouth.  I cannot pull this off without Your dominance in my life.  I surrender now to You.  Take me over.  I love You, Lord.”

Where does God want you to be today?  Have you asked Him?

 

 

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Seek Him

“Why were you searching for me?”  Luke 2:49

(Verse chosen from today’s Bible reading – Ezekiel 47-48 & Luke 2)

Jesus asks this question to His parents.

My segue is that I need to be sure that I am seeking Him.

God has everything that I need.  There’s not one additional, independent-of-Him necessity.

Yet why do I pursue counterfeit gods?  Why am I more turned on by godless interests than I am of seeking Him?

I’m not calling here for a head-buried-in-the-Bible lifestyle.  There’s too much of God’s creation around me to be ignored!

The call is to get my heart completely tuned to Him and then move from there as He leads me.

I am more and more convinced that getting the heart “right” is an ongoing thing.  I seem to get caught so often losing ground in my relationship to Him.  Things fall apart spiritually and I foolishly wonder why I didn’t see it coming.  It’s the heart, man!

“Lord, I want a solid relationship with You every second.  Forgive me for going places without being conscious of You.  Help me to keep myself in a relationship with You that makes Your Way clear to me.”

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