Devotions for Lent. March 20

LORD, listen to my voice when I cry out– have mercy on me and answer me! Come, my heart says, seek God’s face. LORD, I do seek your face! (Psa 27:7-8 CEB)

“Your presence fills every space of a heart that seeks to find; Your love is here to save us, and Your name is love defined.” ― Lisa Mischelle Wood, Just Believe: A Collection of Christian Poetry

The LORD made sure that the Egyptians were kind to the people so that they let them have whatever they asked for. And so they robbed the Egyptians. The Israelites traveled from Rameses to Succoth. They numbered about six hundred thousand men on foot, besides children. A diverse crowd also went up with them along with a huge number of livestock, both flocks and herds. (Exo 12:36-38 CEB)

600,000 men plus women and children, yet only one climbed the mountain of God. We might think that everyone would want to be in God presence and to experience the fullness of God, but that isn’t the case. “Faith should be an adventure and seeking God a quest to end all quests.” (Ron Valadez, 2019)

In Ezekiel’s river of God the water starts out shallow, that were the crowds are, but God wants us to experience the deep things of God.  Getting into the deep water means that you have to trust the Holy Spirit to lead us and guide us. Lent should be a time when we seek God with our whole heart.

Published by Terry Threadwell

Dr. Terry Threadwell has thirty five years ministry experience. Author, educator and Director of the Institute of Progressive Pentecostal Studies.

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