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Posted By Marionne Tucker

On Saturday, 28th February, 2012, the ladies of Calvary Worship Center will have a prayer breakfast. Theme: Marriage on the Rock. Speaker, Marionne Tucker. Come and be blessed as we purpose to make Christ the center of our homes. The winds and the waves, the lightening and thunder will come but that which is built on Christ, the Solid Rock, will stand!


 
Posted By Marionne Tucker

This morning it came to me that many times we come to God and seek Him; we seek Him passionately, desperately...for a while but give up along the way if we think there are many challenges or it is taking too long.

I remember when I lost a diamond earring a couple of years ago. I had lost it at the Philadelphia airport and discovered it when I got home at 2:30 in the morning. My husband went back to the airport purposed to find it at all costs. The cleaners had swept the airport and stacked the trashbags outside. They searched high and low and then they decided to search the trashbags. (yak!) They went through each one and believe it or not, they found it! Persistence, determination...the will to find!

As I reflected on this, I thought of some situations in the Bible. In Luke 19:1-10, we have the story of zacchaeus, the wealthy tax collector. He was short in desperation to find Jesus, He climbed up the sycamore tree and the Lord looked up and said 'Zacchaeus, come down.' That day way his day of salvation. In addition, Zaccheaus said that if he had cheated young or old that he would return it.  That day was the turning point in his life  as Jesus was invited not only to his house, but into His heart!

The woman with the issue of blood pressed through the crowds against all odds. She was focussed, she know who she was looking for and what she was looking for and she touched the hem of his garment and the Lord Jesus felt power leave His body. The rest is history. There is also the woman with the spirit of infirmity in Luke 13:10-13.

In Mark 13:10-13, we see Bartimaeus. He was blind and knew Jesus could heal him so as Jesus passes by He shouted 'Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on Me'. The people told him to be quiet. The more they tried to hush him up, the louder he shouted. As a result, Jesus STOPPED and asked him what he wanted..........and he was healed.

Do not allow people, shame, disgrace, length of time, physical stature, status....to distract you from seeking. Do what it takes. You have to know who you are seek and when He could be found! When we seek Him, we will find Him, when we search for Him with all our hearts! father, we pray for the will to make it so!


 
Posted By Marionne Tucker

It is only by seeking God that we can become righteous. He is the God of all Righteousness; The Righteous one. When we seek Him with all our hearts, we become more and more like Him. He takes us from glory to glory. In Genesis 6:9 we read that Noah was a just man, perfect in His generation. Noah walked with God. In Genesis 7:1, the Lord says to Noah 'I have seen that you are righteous before Me in this generation.'

What was the key to Noah being righteous? Noah walked with God. Noah spent time with God. Noah was influenced by God. Noah was transformed by God. In a society where there was wickedness and corruption. The Lord was sorry that He had made man...and He was grieved in His heart. Genesis 6:5-6.  Yet in the midst of that squalor, corruption and violence, there was one man who was righteous. One man who chose not to be corrupt but to walk with God and He found favour in God's eyes.

Will God say of me 'I have seen that you are righteous before me in this generation? Phil.2:12-14 reads 'work out your own salvation with fear and trembling......that you may become blameless and harmless, children of God without fault in the midst of a crooked and peverse generation among whom you shine like lights in the world holding fast the word of life....'  To seek God, we need to study and live out the word of God. In other words, we have to walk our talk. James 1:22-25 tells us to be doers of the word, not hearers only, decieving ourselves. For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man observing his natural face in the mirror; for he observes himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like. But he who looks into the perfect law of liberty and and continues in it and is not a forgetful hearer but a doer of the work, this one will be blessed in what He does.' John 13 :17 reads 'If you know these things, blessed are you if you do them.

Let me quickly mention some men recognized in the Bible:

  • Job - 'Job was blameless and upright, one who feared God and shunned evil' Job 1:1
  • Joseph - Joseph prospered in all he did because the Spirit of the Lord was upon Him. Gen 39:23
  • Enoch - Enoch walked with God. Gen. 5:22
  • David - David was a man after God's own heart - Acts 13:22
  • Saul - '...He is a chosen vessel of Mine to bear My name before the Gentiles..' -Acts 9:15
  • Cornelius - a devout man and one who feared God and had a good reputation among all the Jews Acts 10:22.
  • Daniel - These men said ' we shall not find any charge against this daniel unless we find it against Him concerning his God.'  Daniel 6:5

What testimonies!

 

What can be said of me? What can be said of you?


 
Posted By Marionne Tucker

On Sunday, the 15th January, I will be preaching at the Calvary Worship Center on Riara Road during the 10:30am service. May our God be glorified and may we proclaim that we will forever be seekers for Jesus.


 
Posted By Marionne Tucker

What have you invested your time and energy in seeking? Jer. 2:13 says :

'My people have forsaken Me,The Fountain of living waters and built for themselves cisterns, cisterns that cannot hold water.'

Many times we invest so much time and enery in seeking and building that which is temporal.  Maybe we are going through a phase in our life that has distracted us from God. May God give us the grace to refocus and not be weary.

We become so preoccupied with things of the world system and not building on that which is eternal. We are consumed with seeking how to create wealth not seeking the One who has given us the power to create to create wealth. We invest in seeking so many things in this material world - clothes, cars, finance, social status..... - As we read Matthew 6:25-34, we see that people are anxious about life, what we eat or what we drink, or about clothes...what we put on..but we are encouraged 'to seek, aim at and strive after, first of all His kingdom and His righteousness, His way of doing and being right and then all these things taken together will be given to us.'

Until we put God first in everything, we will keep building cisterns that cannot hold water.  Psalm 127:1 says that unless the Lord builds the city, they labour in vain that build it. Unless the Lord watches the city, the watchman watches but in vain. Luke 9:25 asks 'what should it profit a man if he gains the whole world and loses his soul?

Let us seek the One who supplies all our needs and not only takes care of our earthly needs but our spiritual and eternal needs.

 

The key to successful living is that we may seek Him

The key to successful living is that we may  know Him.....

God wants us to seek not that which is temporal but that which is eternal,  for His glory.

 


 


 
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