“…..for it is time to seek the Lord, till He comes….” Hosea 10:12
In my conversations with believers there is a sense of urgency in the days we are living in; a sense of seriousness and watchfulness; a sense of the need to seek the Lord like never before. To be sure, there are serious problems that our nation is facing that have affected many of us. It is probable that darker days lie ahead. Only God knows for sure.
But even greater than the needs in our nation are the needs in the church. Jesus has left us here to be a light in this darkened world. And if the light has become darkness, how great is the darkness.
So much of what is called the body of Christ seems to be interested in everything but Christ. We go about our lives, doing our thing, making a living and enjoying our lives. We stay so busy either with work or entertainment that we successfully quiet that still, small voice that tells us there is so much more to life than this. I’m afraid we have forgotten why we are here.
It is time to seek the Lord. Even if the world is scheduled to continue for another 500 years, it is time to seek the Lord. Today, right now, every day. We must seek Him and we must not stop until He comes; until He visits His people with His Presence.
Can you see the promise in this verse? He doesn’t say to seek Him and maybe He will come. He says seek Him till He comes. He will come if we will seek. My heart longs for this.
Jesus, we have forgotten You. We have gone to church faithfully, said our prayers and done our daily Bible readings. And we have missed You in all of it. Oh please come and give us a fresh revelation of Your glory. Move upon our hearts to seek You, and seek You and seek You until You come.
We pray, preach, write and long for ‘an awakening’. As I have come to realize personally that it takes dying to experience life, so I have also come to believe the church must do the same. Others and myself say the church needs to wake up. Lately I have come to believe the church instead needs to die that it might then be awakened by God and filled with new and intoxicating life. That is the only life that will draw all men to God.
John the Baptist had it right – “He must increase but I must decrease.”