Thursday, July 10, 2014

The Book of Acts Kind of Life

Jerry and I took a much needed vacation to California, so I took a two week break from blogging.

While I was away, my Bible reading took me to the books of Kings and Chronicles.  It amazed me how many kings started out doing what was “right in the eyes of the Lord,” yet ended up drifting away from the Lord, some doing evil deeds and leading Israel and Judah astray.

It has always been my desire to finish strong.  Yet I know there have been times when I have fallen short of God's desires for me. It is easy in this day and time to become complacent, not seeking God fully.  There are just so many distractions and things trying to take our attention away from God, who should be our #1 priority. 

I believe God wants us to live a book of Acts kind of life where miracles are normal and divine appointments are common place.  Yet, it feels like we are stuck in a time like Samuel’s day where the “word of the Lord is rare” (1 Samuel 3:1).  That might be an exaggeration, but it’s definitely not like the book of Acts. 

Daily I cry out to God Habakkuk 3:2, “Lord, I have heard of your fame; I stand in awe of your deeds, O Lord, Renew them in our day, in our time make them known; in wrath remember mercy.” 

When I was a teenager, I had no desire to drift away from God because it was a season when miracles were normal and divine appointments were common place.  Life was far too exciting to dabble in things of the world.  I believe what God wants for us today is so much more than what we experienced in that season of life.  

This week I have been seeking God more, asking Him to reveal Himself to me.  Please join me.  As we all cry out together, I'm sure God will move in our midst.  

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