The God Who Gives Himself Away
"And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart. I will be found of you," says the Lord." (Jeremiah 29:13,14, New American Standard).
Did you ever play hide'n seek when you were a kid?
Sure you did.
Did you ever hide so good that nobody could find you?
Perhaps. If so, let me ask you this —
did you get tired of hiding?
What did you do to get caught?
Did you clear your throat at the appropriate moment,
or click your tongue,
or fake a cough?
Did you throw a rock, or make some other noise?
It was your way of letting the seeker know where you were;
you were in fact "giving yourself away.”
God does the same for us!
He is right now next to you,
breathing upon you,
putting His hand upon your shoulder.
Oh I know you don't feel it — but, I'm tellin' you,
Occasionally He even makes His presence known.
Actually. Literally. Physically!
He "gives Himself away."
Just as a man in hiding would make his whereabouts known by stirring,
so also God makes His presence known to us by stirring in our midst,
by moving upon us with His Spirit.
The fact is that no one could have ever found Him
unless He gives Himself away!
He lets Himself be found.
"And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart. I will be found of you," says the Lord.
Perhaps you may wonder if you can find God?
I assure you that you can.
The Bible makes clear that you were created by God
and put on the earth —
at the right time and in the right place —
to provide you the best possible opportunity to seek after
and to find the Lord.
"He is not far from any one of us."(see Acts 17:26,27).
God gives Himself away to those who seek Him.
My dear friends, He is seeking you —
won't you now give yourself away to Him?
"Here I am, Lord! Here I am!” James Ryle
God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands; Neither is worshipped with men's hands, as though he needed any thing, seeing he giveth to all life, and breath, and all things; And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation; 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:
Let us ‘walk in grace’ together.
May we find ‘joy in the journey and good times in the going.’
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John 6:68-69 Simon Peter answered,Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words (the message) of eternal life. And we have learned to believe and trust, and [more] we have come to know [surely] that You are the Holy One of God,the Christ (the Anointed One), the Son of the living God. The Amplified Bible
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June 17, 1843
Let us “Walk in Grace” together.
May we find ‘joy in the journey and good times in the going’.