Welcome to this week’s edition of Friday Minute Friday! This week’s theme is “find”. To learn more about Five Minute Friday, please visit Kate’s blog for more details… Each week, a community of bloggers come together with the common goal is to spend five unedited minutes to write on a topic.
Finding something can mean a variety of things. Whomever we are, we spend much of our resources finding something. In a world of temporaries and mental confusion, we spend much time and energy eagerly searching for our keys or phone. Or, we find ourselves searching out our purpose in life.
There is a search that is underway.
As we search, the goal is to…
What are you searching for? Whatever it is, make sure it is worth the effort. In Isaiah 55, we read these words.
“Wait and listen, everyone who is thirsty! Come to the waters; and he who has no money, come, buy and eat!… Why do you spend your money for that which is not bread, and your earnings for what does not satisfy?… Incline your ear [submit and consent to the divine will] and come to Me; hear, and your soul will revive; and I will make an everlasting covenant… with you (Isaiah 55:1-3, AMP).”
Today, I have been thinking about seeking God. In the book of Jeremiah, we are taught that when we seek Him wholeheartedly, that’s when we find Him. Like the verse in Amazing Grace…
I once was lost, but now am found.
This is the beauty that is discovered… that is found… as we put everything we are up for collateral. When we willfully entrust our heart, lives, and put our faith in Christ, beauty happens…
The beauty is in the transformation.
The beauty is in Christ.
In Christ, we are set free.
In Christ, we find life.
In Christ, we are truly found!
“You will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart (Jeremiah 29:13, NASB).”
“I tell you the truth: eternal life belongs to those who hear My voice and believe in the One who sent Me. These people have no reason to fear judgment because they have already left death and entered life. I tell you the truth: a new day is imminent—in fact, it has arrived—when the voice of the Son of God will penetrate death’s domain, and everyone who hears will live. You see, the Father radiates with life; and He also animates the Son of God with the same life-giving beauty and power…(John 5:24-27, VOICE).”
“Then Jesus turned to the Jews who had claimed to believe in him. “If you stick with this, living out what I tell you, you are my disciples for sure. Then you will experience for yourselves the truth, and the truth will free you (John 8:31-32, MSG).”
“Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound,
That saved a wretch like me.
I once was lost but now am found,
Was blind, but now I see (Amazing Grace).”
Written by John Newton (1725-1807)