On Finding Treasure and A Soul Reno

Some thoughts are mulling over a certain song from Sunday’s gathering at MPC, but until God gets it all together in my mind and heart, these words are giving me life In His Name…

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Beth shares:

…Ideally, He enjoys being sought for the pleasure of His presence…He has methods for making the most of our sometimes questionable motives. He allows our greed to lead us on a treasure hunt where we ultimately discover the greatest treasure of all…
‘How can I delight myself in The Lord?’…As we make ourselves available to delight in God, He slowly revolutionizes our approach to finding fulfillment. Those who seek to delight in The Lord will ultimately develop a delightful relationship with Him; however, by the time God makes Himself the seeker’s delight, the once self-seeking hunter has been transformed.
Anyone who truly delights in The Lord will one day realize that God has become the desire of her heart. When He is our delight, we begin to want what He wants…trust His best for us. When we struggle with self-seeking desires, we hit our knees in prayer…ask Him to overrule any desire that would ultimately betray us. We no longer want anything that lacks His approval…
hearts that do not delight in The Lord are destructive and deceitful…To be safe, God must transform the heart. Until we learn to delight ourselves in The Lord, we cannot trust the desires of our hearts…I want my heart’s desire to reflect His desires…
In our treasure hunt we discover a new depth of relationship with God, an indescribable delight…Treasures worth hunting…
~Whispers of Hope

After a day or so of looking with pure carnal eyes, I needed this reminder to “look full in His wonderful face.” Reading Revelations this morning, He cupped my head in His hands and gave me fresh fire to lean into Him, to not forsake my love for Him, to make a choice instead of trying to live in two worlds; and when you are truly smitten, in love with your Savior, the idea that you would choose anything or anyone but Him seems completely absurd!
Let it be true, Father, that “the things of the earth will grow strangely dim, in the light of (Your) glory and grace!”

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