Feel After Him

The following blog posts are posts that I was invited to do for our church Facebook page during the shut down due to Covid 19.  I trust that you will be blessed reading them as I was writing them.

“That they should seek the Lord, if haply they might feel after him, and find him, though he be not far from every one of us.” (Acts 17:27)

I’m getting old.  One of the signs of getting old is insomnia.  Every so often, I get up in the middle of the night and go into our living room to watch TV.  I very carefully walk through the house, because I’m convinced that toes are made to find furniture in the middle of the night.  Eventually, I do get there and sometimes I have to feel around the living room to get to the light switch so I can find the remote.

Sometimes it’s easy to see God.

It’s easy to see Him when all is well.  The money is coming in when its supposed to.  Our health is fine.  Relationships could not be better.  We are working consistently and in some cases working overtime.

But darkness comes suddenly.

It comes in the form of financial reversal.  In comes in an unwanted diagnosis.  It comes in a threatened relationship.   So what do you do when the lights go out?

God tells us what to do.  We can’t always see Him, but if we can’t see Him, blessed be God we can still feel for him.  He is still there!

You can feel Him in the preaching of His Word.  Brother Steve reminded us that “though He slay me I can trust Him.”  We have a Word that is forever settled in Heaven!

You can feel Him in your worship and in the music.  I can’t help but get happy when the choir sings “I’m undone by the mercy of Jesus, I’m undone (somebody ought to get happy!) by the goodness of the Lord!”  I feel Him in that verse that says “’tis GRACE that brought us safe thus far, and grace will lead us home.

You can feel after Him when you start thinking about all the times He helped you and he shouldn’t have.  If you think very long all of a sudden a memory comes up and rolls down your cheek.  And then I remember if all I got was Heaven, that’s far more than I deserve.  But we get so much more!

Rachel sang on Sunday, “He was faithful then, he will be faithful again.  I don’t know about you, but I’m going to trust God today because of what He did yesterday.

“Jesus is the same yesterday, today and forever.”  Somebody ought to get happy!

 

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Feel After Him

“That they should seek the Lord, if haply they might feel after him, and find him, thought he be not far from every one of us.” (Acts 17:27)

I’m getting old.  One of the signs of getting old is insomnia.  Every so often, I get up in the middle of the night and go into our living room to watch TV.  I very carefully walk through the house, because I’m convinced that toes are made to find furniture in the middle of the night.  Eventually I do get there and sometimes I have to feel around the living room to get to the light switch so I can find the remote.

Sometimes it’s easy to see God.

It’s easy to see Him when all is well.  The money is coming in when its supposed to.  Our health is fine.  Relationships could not be better.  We are working consistently and in some cases working overtime.

But darkness comes suddenly.

It comes in the form of financial reversal.  In comes in an unwanted diagnosis.  It comes in a threatened relationship.   So what do you do when the lights go out?

God tells us what to do.  We can’t always see Him, but if we can’t see Him, blessed be God we can still feel for him.  He is still there!

You can feel Him in the preaching of His Word.  Brother Steve reminded us that “though He slay me I can trust Him.”  We have a Word that is forever settled in Heaven!

You can feel Him in your worship and in the music.  I can’t help but get happy when the choir sings “I’m undone by the mercy of Jesus, I’m undone (somebody ought to get happy!) by the goodness of the Lord!”  I feel Him in that verse that says “’tis GRACE that brought us safe thus far, and grace will lead us home.

You can feel after Him when you start thinking about all the times He helped you and he shouldn’t have.  If you think very long all of a sudden a memory comes up and rolls down your cheek.  And then I remember if all I got was Heaven, that’s far more than I deserve.  But we get so much more!

Rachel sang on Sunday, “He was faithful then, he will be faithful again.  I don’t know about you, but I’m going to trust God today because of what He did yesterday.

“Jesus is the same yesterday, today and forever.”  Somebody ought to get happy!

 

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