And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him. Hebrews 11:6 (NIV)
Seek You Earnestly
That is what I want to do. That is what I am doing. That is what I will continue to do. What that? I will seek you earnestly with all my heart and mind and soul and strength. I have no stronger desire. I have no clearer aim. I have no higher priority. Why is that? You have put this fire within me. You have given me this desire. You have filled me with this passion. What is it you hope to gain? I hope to know and love and follow and serve you with all my heart and mind and soul and strength. I want to live in an intimate relationship with you. I want to hear your voice. I want to go where you guide me. I want to do what you ask of me. I want to live my life with and for you. I want to accomplish your purposes and fulfill your plans. I want to fully live the life that you have called me to live. That is very good.
I want to say a few more things. I’m listening. I am asking that you fan this flame of desire within me. I am asking that you cause me to burn white hot for you. I want you to set me on fire to serve you. Give me your boldness. Fill me with your power. Work in and through my life. Help me to shine brightly as your witness in the world. Help me to bear fruit for your kingdom and bring glory to your name. Make me able to accomplish your purposes and fulfill your plans. Open my eyes and ears. I want to see you. I want to hear you. Open my mouth. I want to speak for you. Use my life to the fullest. Don’t let anything go to waste. These are my thoughts. These are my prayers. I will hear and answer these thoughts and prayers of yours.
One more thing. What’s that? I want no more reward than to know that I have gone and done your will. I want no more reward than to hear you one day say, from heaven as we look back over my life, “Well done, good and faithful servant.” Only you can make me faithful. Only you can cause me to be fruitful. Only you can make me able to know and do your will. Work in and through my life for your praise and honor and glory. Yes, I will.
Heavenly Father, thank you for drawing me to yourself. It is you that has given me faith in you and your son Jesus Christ. Help me to continue to seek you with all my heart and mind and soul and strength so that I will know you and the life you want me to live. Amen
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