Let's Talk Week 3
For it is time to seek the LORD.
Let these words from Hosea dwell in our hearts, let us be reminded that each gifted day presents us with the opportunity to seek God. I find assurance in the fact that this truth can affect us anytime and on any day. Whether we sleep in, get up early, or spend our day being unproductive; at anypoint we are able to stop and seek the Lord.
Let’s look in Luke 13:18-21 to understand what it means to seek the Lord: 18 He said therefore, “What is the kingdom of God like? And to what shall I compare it? 19 It is like a grain of mustard seed that a man took and sowed in his garden, and it grew and became a tree, and the birds of the air made nests in its branches.”20 And again he said, “To what shall I compare the kingdom of God? 21 It is like leaven that a woman took and hid in three measures of flour, until it was all leavened.”
The conversation occurring points out a few important ideas:
A mustard seed, the smallest seed, grows up into a tree that produces fruit and allows for others to find shelter within it. If we plant seeds of righteousness into our lives, we can expect growth. Growth within the Lord produces fruit in our lives and others are blessed as a result. Do you want to bless others because of your faithfulness?
It only takes a slight amount of yeast to make a loaf of bread rise. In the same way, it only takes a little bit of faith to seek the Kingdom of God. Since Christ has done most of the work for us through grace, we receive his fruit by faith. Have you ever felt that you had to work hard for God?
Based on these verses, do we have to get to a certain point in our life to seek the Lord, OR can we seek him even in our sin?
This week, keep this truth continuously on your mind: for it is time to seek the LORD. Remember that with faith the size of a mustard seed, we can grow strong with the Lord.