Wednesday, August 17, 2016

God Plows the Field

Isaiah was fearless enough to tell that the Lord had said, “I was found by people who were not looking for me.  I appeared to the ones who were not asking about me.”

And Isaiah said about the people of Israel, “All day long the Lord has reached out to people who are stubborn and refuse to obey.”

Romans 10:20-21

What is the difference between a man who is seeking God, and a man who is being sought by Him?  The Bible clearly says that when you seek God, you will find Him.  But when God seeks you, He waits for you to respond to His promptings and callings.  Some say that all God does today is to have someone present us with the Gospel of Jesus Christ and then He waits for our decision.  I believe it is not that simple.  

There are many stories today of people who considered themselves enemies of Christ and then they dreamed about a man, that they later realized was Jesus!  In their pursuit of understanding the dream many of these people have become followers of Jesus, but there is no way to know how many men and women to whom Jesus appeared refused to seek Him.  

Pray that all men on earth will have the opportunity to come to faith in Jesus Christ and accept Him as their Lord and Savior!  And don’t forget that God has already been plowing the field even before you plant the seed!

“Lord Jesus, thank You for letting me be part of what You are doing in the world today!  I pray that all men may be convicted of their need for You today so that they may seek You and find You!    May You Jesus, be praised forever.  Amen.”

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