SEEK GOD AND LIVE

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“He (Moses) longed for more than “visitation”; his soul longed for “habitation”.   (Tommy Tenney)

Let us rejoice that WE have what Moses was longing for—the habitation of the spirit of God as promised by Jesus in John 14:16 and 16:7—the Comforter, the Holy Spirit! We cannot let ourselves be misled into thinking we have an option of letting the Holy Spirit “visit” us on our whim or invitation. If we do so, we will identify with David’s anguish as he cries out in the 51st Psalm, “Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy holy spirit from me” (v. 11). What misery to have once looked God look  “in the face” and know we have built a “sin wall” between us!

That was the plight of Adam when he found that God knew he had sinned; he was ashamed and hid from the presence of God. Richard Alleine expresses that feeling in this way, “He who knows what it is to enjoy God will dread His loss; he who has seen His face will fear to see His back.”

A loss of God’s companionship would leave one as a “dead man walking.” So, what is the antidote to feeling like “a dead man walking?  God’s promise in Jer. 5:4,6 –

“Seek ye me, and ye shall live:”

About oneta hayes

ABOUT ME Hello. To various folks I am Neat’nee, Mom, Grandma Neta, Gramma, Aunt Neta, Aunt Noni, Aunt Neno, and Aunt Neto (lots of varieties from little nieces and nephews). To some I’m more like “Didn’t you used to be my teacher?” or “Don’t I know you from someplace?” To you, perhaps, I am a Fellow Blogger. Not “fellow” like a male or a guy, but “fellow” like a companion or an adventurer. I would choose to be Grandma Blogger, and have you pull up a chair, my website before you, while I tell you of some days of yore. I have experienced life much differently than most of you. It was and is a good life. I hope to share nuggets of appreciation for those who have gone before me and those who come after me. By necessity you are among those who come after me and I will tell you of those who came before. Once upon a time in a little house on a prairie - oops, change that lest I commit plagiarism - and change that “house on the prairie” to “dugout on the prairie.” So my story begins...
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8 Responses to SEEK GOD AND LIVE

  1. wow here as well Oneta—I’m sensing God has something to say…

    • oneta hayes says:

      Feeling sad for those who stubbornly insist the are masters of their own soul; they need no God (even if there is one), they say. Yet the despair is shouted out through the air ways that people are sad, lonely, depressed, “looking for themselves”, – We hear the cries even as the shots ring out. And we say, “Congress (or somebody) has got to do something.” Then very “something” that could work is walled up behind “church and state” excuse.

  2. Faye says:

    Oh yes Oneta. How our hearts grieve for the ongoing senseless slaughter of you people. violence and senseless killings in our streets yet for believers a life of richness in the middle of maybe personal trauma is outs. Christ ALONE has made the Way for all who will seek after and long for soul healing. Thank you for your blog posts.

    • oneta hayes says:

      Trying to do a bit on my computer this evening. I brought it home unfixed. I am able to type just now, however. Thanks for the comment. It is indeed a trying time. So good to know peace even in the midst of the storm. 😀

  3. dawnlizjones says:

    “We cannot let ourselves be misled into thinking we have an option of letting the Holy Spirit “visit” us on our whim or invitation.” Great quote, as usual.

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