“Seek the Lord while He may be found; call on Him while He is near. Let the wicked forsake his way and the evil man his thoughts. Let him turn to the Lord, and He will have mercy on him, and to our God, for He will freely pardon.” – Isaiah 55:6-7
“Seek God while He’s here to be found, pray to Him while He’s close at hand. Let the wicked abandon their way of life and the evil way of thinking. Let them come back to our God, who is lavish with forgiveness.” – (The Message)
The time to seek God and repent from our rebellious ways, is now. We must turn away from temptation, and toward God. As we ask, He will answer. God is merciful and full of grace; at the ready to redeem the repentant, and restore right relationship unto Himself.
Just as a loving parent is quick to extend forgiveness and lavish with love, the child who has seen the error in their way and come clean by confessing their crime, so is our Father in heaven, for us.
No one knows when He will return. “No one knows about the day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.” – Matthew 24:36 For that very reason, we ought to be ever at the ready, keeping short accounts with our Coming King. It is His kindness that has granted us the time we have already been given, and His mercy that has made way for hope for tomorrow.
We know not our number of tomorrows, so we ought to live each day as if it is our last. I want to lavish my loved ones like He has loved me, and allow His light to shine through me, as I listen and follow His lead. This is only possible if I am equipped and empowered by Him. I must trust for today, and turn far away from temptation.
Dear Heavenly Father, thank You that when we seek You, we find You, and our faith is further fortified. Forgive us Father, for all that has detracted from Your deity. Lead us Lord, in the way we are to go, so that we may march triumphantly in the grace that we have been given. May we shine Your light in this place, and lead others to Your throne of grace. Amen.
© Shannon Elizabeth Moreno and Revelations in Writing, May 2011 – present