Sunday, October 04, 2009

Quite Moments With God -- Seeking God

Sometimes there is so much to be done and so little time to do it. There's not enough time to be in God's presence, to be available for worship, to be used by God, or to listen to the heartache of another, or . . . Well, you get the idea.

Do you find yourself in this place, at least some of the time? We all do. In this crazy, upside down world busyness has become part of the culture. I'm sure it's not what God had in mind for the human race.

Still, almost everyone I know is busy. We work to much, worry too much, we even watch television too much. Sometimes we do too many good works. When we listen to our calling instead of God's the good works may become hay and stubble. I'm a "yes" person and find myself knee deep too often. I'm learning to listen to God's leading rather than mine, but I don't have it perfected yet. I'd appreciate your prayer support.

So, what should we be doing? Matthew 6:33 says, "Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need." It seems we ought to be on our knees a lot more. If we offer our lives to the Lord first, we can rest in His leadership and provision.

SEEKING may look different for each of us. Some of us have a special time set apart for God or a special place to meet with Him. However, no matter how we, as individuals, go about our seeking we need to worship--read God's Word, pray and listen to Him. And when we listen, we need to remember that what matters is what He is saying to us, not what He says to someone else.

When we put our Father first we will see the heart of Christ.

Have you had a memorable experience while seeking God? Or do you have a special place where you meet? Or have you discovered a way that helps you draw closer to Him?

I'd love to hear from some of you. Let's encourage and uplift one another.

Grace and peace to you from God.



  1. Anonymous2:15 PM

    I keep a devo book + Bible right here by my computer--and the tv is right behind me and I cannot do either of those two fun things unless I've spent time with my Savior first. It really helps. I never put my feet on the floor either, until I've met Him--even if I have to go to the bathroom or will be late, or blood sugar is down or or or or--you know all those "ors"! :) Now! If I could only apply this to exercise, too--heh heh... arrrgh! Patti Iverson

  2. I have to stop. When they were small, my sons used to stop me. Later the dog would demand a walk. Now son's are grown and I'm missing the dog. It's finding a blogpost like this that makes me stop and listen. Thank you Bonnie.

  3. Sheila,

    Thanks so much for sharing. And I'm thrilled to know that this site helps you stop and listen. Praising God for that.

    I remember how my children used to have the greatest insights or God would use something they'd say or do to teach me. I miss having them here. I am blessed to have my grandchildren close, at least for now.

    Blessings to you,


  4. Patti,

    I wish I were so disciplined. I've recently started speaking to God last thing at night and first thing in the morning. I'm still in "training" so I don't remember every morning. I'm thinking your post will help to remind me.

    I do have a recliner in my bedroom with a heating pad on it. I always wake up there where I can look out the window at the forest outside my home. I especially love it in the summer because the window is open and I can hear all the early morning sounds.

    My devotional book, Bible and prayer book are on a table beside my chair so I spend time with God while I'm waking up.

    Blessings to you dear lady,