Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Day Five (of 31 Days) Groping For God

Weariness or sadness causes me to grope around like a blindfolded person searching for some safety and stability to hold onto, reaching, ever-reaching for something solid to anchor this drifting heart. Alternately, my busy, joy-filled days sometimes cause me to ignore the One who gave His life that I might obtain peace. As this wavering child seeks to obey, this October, I once again begin to rise early and come into His presence before the children awake. "Draw near to God and He will draw near to you." James 4:8. I've had this memorized my whole life and yet it is such a profound truth. I read this morning, "...they should seek the Lord, in the hope that they might grope for Him and find Him, though He is not far from each one of us; for in Him we live and move and have our being..." (Acts 17:27,28) Groping. It connotes a strong desire and a desperate searching. Let's draw near this month together with obedience and fervency. Read Acts 17:24-28 or the whole book, if you're able!


jeana said...

Definately drawing near at a time in my life I need to the most. And when the days are better, to stay near.

The Maretzki Family said...

I have also memorized the James verse! It is so true, isn't it?

Anna said...

Another challenge. Thanks.

Craig and Bethany said...

Reminds me of the beatitude, blessed are the pure in heart for they will see God. SEE God! I've really been hanging on to this one. To see God, wow. Wouldn't that just make everything in the world ok? From the inside out.

I'm really enjoying your October posts, Heather!