Seek the Lord while He may be found, call upon Him while He is near. What does the author mean by, “while He may be found”?
Does this imply that there may be times when we will not be able to find Him? I, for one do not want to discover what this means the hard way. I want to take advantage of every opportunity that I have to seek out His presence in my life. Will there be a day when circumstances around me may prevent me from finding Him – circumstances like sin, deception, death, or even the end of the age? May I make the most of the opportunity I have been given on this very day to seek His presence. May I not follow the example of the 5 foolish virgins spoken of in Matthew 25, who ran out of oil for their lamps.
Today, I press into His presence to re-fill my lamp to overflowing of the oil of His glory. I rely on the promise found in James4:8. “Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you.”
Prayer: Thank you for your glorious presence Lord. I long to walk with You in the cool of the day as Adam did in close fellowship and love. Prepare me for the days ahead with the fullness of your presence. I long to abide in You. Please abide in me. May revival begin with me. Revive me this day, and may it spread to others as I share the oil that You have given to me. I love You, Lord!
P R A Y E R F O C U S • Lord, make me a person of Your presence and power.
• Let my family and friends “smell” the fragrance of Your holiness and grace in my life.
Would you like to enlarge your understanding of the Lord today? Do you need a fresh revelation of how great our God really is? Then together let’s read all of Isaiah 40. This chapter has changed my life!! Isaiah sees Him as all-powerful and sovereign. Isaiah is also captured by the beautiful picture that He is tender and gentle as a good Shepherd. Our God is sovereign over the affairs of men and nations (good to remember this when watching the daily news). He is the creator, designer, and architect of the whole universe! But the Lord appears somewhat perplexed by the complaint of His own cherished people in verse 27. “He doesn’t see me nor does He seem to care,” they complain. To these charges against Him, the Lord emphatically reminds them that He is “more than enough” to give strength to the weary, to increase the power of the weak, and to so empower those who “wait” on Him. His people will soar into their destiny as an eagle. Lord, today let me live in the revelation of how great You are, and teach me to wait upon You, so that I may be refreshed, replenished, and revived. Lord, pour out Your Spirit on me, my family, our church family, and this nation. I worship You, great God!
Amazing grace! Lord, I need more of Your grace in my life. The pressures of life seem, at times to feel so very overwhelming to me. Today I open my heart to You for a greater impartation of your amazing grace. Teach me today what Paul had to learn: “…My grace is sufficient for you, for My power is made perfect in weakness.” At this very moment I thank You that Your grace is “more than enough” for me, for my family, for my workplace, and for my church family.” (Prayerfully ponder II Corinthians 12:7-10)