Monday, December 17 2007
The psalmist wrote:
Psalms 42:2My soul thirsteth for God, for the living God: when shall I come and appear before God?
What if people had a desire for God more than anything else in the world? I am currently looking for a Nintendo Wii (at this point, a little half hearted) and have heard stories of people waiting all night in the cold to have the possibility to purchase one of three that a store receives when it opens. It would be awesome if next Sunday morning, we arrive at church and there were people lined up at the church doors awaiting to go into the presence of God. They had a thirst in their soul for the living God.
Our desire to be in the presence of the most high God should drive us to our prayer closets. It should be a driving force within our lives that sets our priorities. If you want to change your life, your family and your world it will be through an old fashioned altar. We can find in the scripture a promise to someone that prays:
James 5:16...The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.
We need to seek the face of God with a determination to reach our community and our world. I pray that I can see what God sees, hear what God hears and feel what God feels in our community. I want to see the lost, hear their cries and feel the love so that Cornerstone Chapel can see the lost, hear their cries and feel the love for our community. I want more of God everyday and it is time that we seek after God with a passion that more than rivals the worlds desires for pleasure.