Friday, January 2, 2009

Treasure Seeker

First, I feel like I should apologize for yesterday's marathon post. I was just so excited!!! I have an intense hunger for God's Word...for The Word Himself. Every year for the past 10 years the Lord has given me a theme verse for that year. A truth He wants me to grasp. An attitude He wants me to change. Something He speaks very clearly and specifically as my focus for that year. This year 1 Corinthians 2:2 is the basis for 2009: For I resolve to know nothing this year except Jesus Christ and Him crucified. What it comes down to for me this year is Simply Jesus.

If you read my Surrender post on my other blog, then you read of the battle that raged just recently as my mind and heart collided and then conceded to His will for me. As I read through His Word this year, I want to see Jesus. I want to meet Him face-to-face. Like Moses of old, I want a glimpse of His glory.

This morning I come as a treasure seeker. Turning over each Word, I'm looking for gold. Gold that blesses, enriches and refines. Not for monetary wealth, but the Pearl of great price.

Again today so much has held my attention as I've read His Word, but I'm praying the Lord will let my mind focus on just a couple of things He wants to say to me. They may mean absolutely nothing to you, but that's our personal God.

I was struck by the lives of two godly men. Genesis 5 tells us that Enoch lived in close fellowship with God and walked in close fellowship with Him (vs 22, 24). The concluding verse of the following chapter says, "Noah did everything exactly as God had commanded him."

Can that be said of me? Am I living, walking and obeying in such a way that those attributes could be penned of me? Is my life testimony to the One who lives within me or do others see more Joy than Jesus? Oh that I would be His Joy. I pray that the joy of Jesus would be evident in all I say and do.

Lord, today may I live, walk and obey all that you desire of me. May the treasure I seek be mined in my heart and easily panned by others.

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Marilyn in Mississippi said...

Wonderful thoughts on today's reading Joy! I love what you said about the past not having to dictate the future in our lives! And I'm not sure that I ever thought about Cain being Enoch's father before you brought that out!



Luanne said...

Enjoying being on this journey with you. Thanks for your insights--God spoke to me in a similiar way--just praying that I live a life that is pleasing to God!