197. Seeking to Hear God

“Another interesting lesson in the Book of Acts,” Stan said one morning.

“Interesting in what way?” I asked.

“Mainly a personal application for me,” Stan replied.

“Tell me about it,” I said.

“It concerns the first missionary journey for the apostle Paul. He and Barnabas, along with, I think, John Mark, were on the island of Cyprus, sharing the Gospel.”

Continuing, Stan said, “When they got to Paphos they ran into an influential man named Sergius Paulus.  He is the one who has a great lesson for me.”

“In what way can some person that long ago have a personal impact on you today?” I asked.

“It has to do,” Stan replied, “with what the Bible says this fellow did.”

“And that was what?” I asked.

“It says that he summoned Barnabas and Saul and sought to hear the word of God.”

“That,” Stan said, “is exactly what I am supposed to do every single day.  I am to seek to hear the word of God.”

“In the case of the Sergius fellow, he sought Barnabas and Saul to hear from them.  I am to seek the Holy Spirit and the written word of God to hear from and about Him.”

“And,” Stan continued, “you know what is really great about this?  What I seek, I will find.”

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This man summoned Barnabas and Saul and sought to hear the word of God.  Acts of the Apostles 13:7.

Prayer:  Thank you, Lord, that you allow me to seek you and your word.  Please forgive me for all of the times I have not and do not seek you, but seek only what I want apart from you.  I choose to seek you and all you have for me.  Please, Lord, open me to not only seek, but to find, and to make you and your word the integral part of all of my being.  Thank you that I can and do bring these prayers before you in the name of Jesus.  Amen.

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