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Thursday, February 10, 2011

Follow, Seek, Set

When Jesus comes on the scene, His presence requires a response. When He met the fishermen, and He called them saying, "Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men," it required a response from them. Would they follow Him or stay where they were? The same call is extended to you and I today. Will we follow Him? Once we have decided to follow, the next step is to seek Him. Paul says in Col. 3:1, "If you then were raised with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ is, sitting at the right hand of God." The Christian life is one of seeking God. We are to seek Him diligently, Heb. 11:6. If you have lost your wallet, or your keys, you are on a diligent search to find the missing valuables. We are on a seeking mission to find all the valuable blessings of God provided for us through Christ. We must seek first this kingdom, before all the other things we need, Matt. 6:33. We are assured that when we seek, we will find, Matt. 7:7,8. Our seeking must be with all our heart, and then we will find God, Jer. 29:13. As we seek, Paul says in Col. 3:2, "Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth." What we do with our mind is of great importance in our walk with God. We have specific instructions about what to do with our minds. Phil. 4:8 says that whatever things are true, honest, just, pure, lovely, of good report, virtuous, and praiseworthy, these are the things to think and meditate on. We can choose our thoughts, and we can set our minds on what we choose. We must choose to fill our minds with these things in order to experience the peace of God in our lives. Isa. 26:3 says, "You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You." When we trust the Lord, and we keep our minds set on Him and His Word, the result is that we will have peace, perfect peace, in our lives. I understand that this in Hebrew is a double "Shalom, Shalom." What a provision God has given us for walking in peace, for knowing Him in our walk. Follow, Seek, Set!

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