“What are you running from?”

God’s voice came clear and calm. Not condemning or with any sort of accusation within, more like a friend who who ask you a question in love after having listened to you talk for some time. God’s voice is like that, it’s clear and when you hear Him, the sound is unmistakable. Is this question for you today?

What are you running from?

Many people spend so much time on the internet, or watching films, or youtube or various other distractions that they don’t ever get on with what they could be getting on with.

You see, recently I’ve felt an urging to really delve into the bible, that is beyond my usual daily reading of the various texts, because I know beyond any reasonable doubt that the bible is the inspired Word of God. An quite often Jesus says that we should seek. He uses a hidden treasure parable and many others.

Matthew 13:44-45 (NIV)
The Parables of the Hidden Treasure and the Pearl
44 “The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field. When a man found it, he hid it again, and then in his joy went and sold all he had and bought that field.
45 “Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant looking for fine pearls. 46 When he found one of great value, he went away and sold everything he had and bought it.

Both parables are similar and they inform me that when I find the treasure I will sell or cast away everything else so that I may have this. The wisdom of God I feel is this treasure. And yet, with all the distractions in this world it seems that there is a constant battle going on for the minds of men and women and young people. We know the end result but we don’t know how all the battles will play out.

But have heart, be strong and be thankful that we are God’s children and there is nothing; not sin,not the devil that will separate us from His love. We are family just like this family of lemur.

I used to think salvation was a ladder and every time I sinned I fell off the ladder, but I now know that to be biblically unsound. When we accept Jesus into our hearts He gives us this gift which He doesn’t ever take away, but I believe that the Kingdom growth or how effective everyone’s ministry is affected by sin and by the lack of prayer. I admit I wish I could spend more time just in prayer seeking the presence of the Lord but the world drags me back kicking and screaming.

So have heart, you may not be so much running from something as running to the Lord and He stands with His open arms ready to receive us as in the prodigal son.

Lord God,

You are our saviour and we are not worthy but through your Son we have life. Thank you for this day and give us the strength to grow your kingdom and bring people to a saving grace in you Lord.

In the name of Jesus

Amen

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