Friday, February 5, 2010

Favorites Friday - A Daily Devotional


"Blessed are they who keep His statutes and seek Him with all their heart."
(Psalm 119:2)



Happy "Favorites Friday"! Sharing my favorite devotional with you today: "Experiencing God Day by Day Daily Devotional" by the Blackaby brothers. For 2010, this devotional is what I call "the icing to my quiet-time cake in God's Word." I so appreciate what the introduction of the devotional says: "Nothing can replace the life-changing experience of reading Scripture. This devotional is designed not to take the place of God's Word in your life; but to introduce verses for you to consider and meditate upon. The Holy Spirit is your Teacher, and He will impress things upon your heart as you read the devotional thoughts." Here is today's devotion. I pray it blesses you with His truth.


Friday, February 05, 2010
"Seeking Jesus"
"And Simon and those who were with Him searched for Him." (Mark 1:36)

Simon Peter is well known to us for his foolish, extemporaneous statements throughout the Gospels (Matt. 16:22; 17:4; 26:33). But Peter was always seeking after Jesus. Peter followed Jesus from afar during the night of Jesus’ crucifixion (Matt. 26:58). Peter ran to the tomb when he heard Jesus had risen (Luke 24:12). Peter swam in the sea in his haste to get to Jesus (John 21:7) and even walked on water in order to join Jesus (Matt. 14:29). Peter did not always say or do the right things, but he did constantly seek to be with Jesus. Because of this, he was continually encountering his Lord and growing to be a more faithful disciple.

Whenever we see Peter coming to Jesus he is always accompanied by others. Because Peter was seeking Jesus, others sought Him too. What are you known for by those who know you best? Do they see you searching for fame, power, success, or happiness? Are you known as a person who seeks after Jesus? God promises: “And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart” (Jer. 29:13).

Did you begin today intent on encountering Jesus? Is your search for Him halfhearted, or are you seeking Him with all your heart? Have others grown closer to Jesus because they followed your example and sought Jesus? If your heart is set on pursuing Jesus, you will always find Him. “And the Spirit and the bride say, ‘Come!’ And let him who hears say, ‘Come!’ And let him who thirsts come” (Rev. 22:17).
You can order this devotional at www.blackaby.org

4 comments:

Runner Mom said...

Hey, Sharon! I love this scripture today! I'm studying the other "blesseds" for my Sunday School lesson this weekend, and it really caught my eye.

Hope y'all stay warm today! It's pouring down here and cold!

Love ya!
Susan

Mom to 9 Blessings! said...

Thank you for the prayers and the blessing of this post!

The devo looks great.

I love you!
Jill

Mich said...

Great devotional post...

oh to have the faith of Peter, and remembering that he had his off days too. thankful that I believe in a God of grace.

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