Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Awake, Oh Sleeper.

God has so much more to offer than what we have been satisfied with.

God is the same yesterday, today, and forever. So tell me, where is He? Where is the God of the Bible, the God I've read about all these years? The God who parts seas and rains bread from heaven and raises the dead back to life? The God who causes His people to speak in tongues they have never heard, who gives them visions of the throne room of Heaven? Where is the God whose mere Presence causes people to fall flat on their face and cry out, Woe is me, for I am a person of unclean lips!?

Jesus said, "If you then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!" (Luke 11:13).

That has been my prayer of late. God, show us how much more! Show us how much more you will give Your Spirit to those who ask!

The key being: we have to ask. We have to get hungry. We have to get thirsty. We have to get desperate. We have to start seeking with all we have.

If you want more of God: ask. If you want to want more of God: ask. And if you don't receive an answer?  Plead. Beg. Don't give up; press in. His promise was for those who seek Him with everything.

If you truly desire to find Him, He's your only option. Not books, not sermons, not songs. Not good deeds or spiritual words. Just God. He is the only one who can stir up a holy hunger in our hearts. He alone can save us from this sleep.

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