Monday, January 24, 2011

Pure and Simple

"Now this is what the LORD says to the house of Israel;
Seek Me and live!'" Amos 5:4 NIV

Four words. Four simple, POWERFUL words--'Seek Me and live!' We make it so complicated. We take a simple situation and mess it all up with unnecessary acts of works, preconceived notions of what God does and doesn't want, making up and living phony lives.

What does God tells us through His word? Does any of the above things matter? Does any of the above things add one day to your life? Does any of the above things draw you closer to Him and His plan for your life? No!

What God tells us through His word is that all you have to do is seek Him and live. So you think that you need to search for Him like a needle in a haystack? That He enjoys a good game of Hide'n Seek? That He tries whatever He can to make Himself and His way of life hard for you to find? Of course not! He has made it as simple as He can--you just have to read. You need to be active daily in His Holy Word--the Bible--to find out what He has desired for you. Imprint the messages onto and into your heart.

In case you haven't notice, our God is a pretty straight forward kind of God. He doesn't make up things, He doesn't play games. He doesn't require anything from us that He doesn't require from Himself. "Seek Me and live!" It's that pure and simple.

"And everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved." Joel 2:32 NIV

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