Do you seek after the power of God? Do you seek for signs and wonders to be
manifested in your life? Jesus promised signs and wonders would be a vital part
of the life of those who believe, (Mark, chapter 16) yet there is no evidence in the Scriptures that we are to seek for those things above seeking to know Him and His love.
Do you seek to be known of men? Most of us desire to leave our mark on the
world….to leave behind some positive evidence that we were here, and our life
made a difference! In that desire, however, we must be careful to stay small in
our own eyes.
What are we, the body of Christ to seek for? Apostle Paul, in I Cor. 13, makes
it clear when he says, “And now I will show you the most excellent way.” As
he continues, we see that Paul has been given a revelation from God, and now
he is sharing it with his listeners. He says “If I have not love, I am only a
resounding gong, or a clanging cymbal.” Is my life an irritation to others?
Am I like bitter gall to all who hear me? Is there a distinct, soothing, and
pleasant sound coming from my life? Am I seeking love?
Gifts without character will lead to a great fall. May we never seek to be
known by our gifts and abilities. May we seek after love….God’s agape
love. And from that place, may we be channels through which his unconditional
love can flow into the hurting, desperate, downtrodden people of this world;
the ones who’ve lost hope and are stuck in the muck and mire of the earth life.
Let us pray:
“Father, I no longer seek after signs and wonders, even though they are promised
to me. I will seek after love. And from my seeking, you will lead me to those
you have entrusted to my care.”
“You know where they are, dear Father. Love them through me, in whatever manner or method you choose: Through a card, an email, a word of wisdom, a word of knowledge, a word of hope, a word of comfort, a word of truth.”
“Father, send me to them…the ones you have assigned me. May your love, as a
healing ointment flow from my heart, into theirs.”
© Barbara Thompson-Young
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