May 5, 2009

Why I'm Seeking Him

I bought the book several years ago at a Nancy Leigh DeMoss conference. I fully intended to do the study that summer, but busyness/lazyness/selfishness/hard-heartedness took over. I tucked the book away and promptly forgot all about it.

As I've been preparing my heart for Peru, I've realized that my passion for God has waned. I've seen Him do great things already for this upcoming journey, and I'm beginning to see the traces of our future path together. He's there. He's amazing. He's faithful. So why don't I love Him more? In asking myself this question (over and over again), I remembered the Seeking Him workbook hidden away, and decided it was time to truly start seeking Him and allowing Him to revive my heart. I can't spread the Word of Life in Peru if I'm not living and breathing it myself.

I can't say enough how much I'm looking forward to this journey! I jumped right into Week 1 this morning (sorry I couldn't wait!) And, wouldn't you know it...God immediately spoke to my heart through a passage of Scripture in Day 1, which was my theme verse last year.

I will listen [with expectancy] to what God the Lord will say, for He will speak peace to His people, to His saints (those who are in right standing with Him)--but let them not turn again to [self-confident] folly.
~Psalm 85:8 (AMP)

I'm listening, Lord. I'm listening.


His Girl said...

Oh! I'm listening too!!!

Thank you for sharing this great idea with me! I am right this minute about to pick up my book and dive in. XOXO


Gretchen said...

Coming over here to say, "I'm in".

Love everything you had to say, because now I don't feel so lonely! :)

care-in said...

What a beautiful post. Love that verse too!

Leah in Iowa said...

Do you have a code for the button?

Stephanie said...

I can't wait to get started! Thanks for such a great idea. :)

Lindsey @ A New Life said...

Sounds like a great study!! I love your honesty and your immediate obedience to diving into the word.

I'll be praying for your trip to Peru!