Margaret K. (2005)
When I was asked, “Why Seek Him?” I couldn’t imagine my life without Him. When you are seeking God, then your faith would be your most precious instrument. According to Hebrews 11:6, “Without faith no one can please God. Anyone who comes to God must believe that He is real and that He rewards those who truly want to find Him.”
“Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” Hebrews 11:1. Even though faith cannot be seen and others may even doubt its existence. It is the most real and lasting reward that God has given me.
Mary D. (2005)
Deuteronomy 4:31: “For the Lord your God is a merciful God; He will not abandon or destroy you or forget the covenant with your forefathers, which He confirmed to them by oath.”
Psalms 119:2: “Blessed are they who keep His statues and seek Him with all their heart.”
These Bible verses say it better than I can. He is my friend, constant companion, comforter and I can’t imagine a life without Him.
Phyllis M. (2005)
Once you have found Him, He will turn your whys to Wows! And your messes to Miracles!
Once you find Him and completely give your every care to Him in faith, He will give you:
* Wisdom (to renew your mind)
* Health (for your body; already done on the cross)
* Faith (to teach and enrich your spirit)
To broadly paraphrase Charlotte Browning, “How can we count the whys?” Let me list a few: He will shower you with blessings such as love, friendship, joy, peace, hope strength, consolation, security, faithful companionship, abundance in all things (to the full until it overflows). For these blessings and many more needs, only a “thank you” and asks that you earnestly and diligently strive to follow His ways.
Through all your “ups and downs,” He is faithful. So seek and keep on seeking and the list of whys will keep expanding.
Greetings! This year's Advent devotions combine contributions from past years, interlaced with current contributions.
Introduction by the late Irma Ward, Pastor Emeritus:
"It is the prayer of those who have shared their Advent thoughts with you that this Holy Season will bring you a deepening sense of His presence. The One whose name is Emmanuel, God with Us!
Every page is personal witness of this fact, that in Christ we are encouraged, supported, comforted, challenged, forgiven, redeemed, blessed. Here are Scriptures of special meaning to persons in our fellowship; an intimate opening of hearts, a sharing of joy and pain, of promise and fulfillment. Some meditations are written by young children, others by youth and young adults, still others by mature and senior members of our fellowship. Each one reminds us we are one body, bound together in His love.
The Word became flesh and dwelt among us, full of grace and truth, we have beheld His Glory. (John 1:14)"