This morning, I had a stirring in my spirit and the Father began to talk to me on some matters some of which I will share with you in this post.
Being my first article in 2018, I want to welcome you to this new calendar year and pray that Christ will be formed in you more and more this year, Amen & Amen!!!
A major characteristics of the beginning of every year is that people are more willing to make life adjustments and set goals/directions for their lives in the coming year. And as I observe this phenomenon over the years, I see that most of these actions are geared towards knowing who we are and finding one’s self and as such living the best possible life that one can within the context of what the world’s systems define as a good life.
All around us, the world is teaching us to know who we are. So there are self-discovery, self-mastery, self-definition, self-evaluation etc tools, books, conferences, sermons everywhere and all of that brings a scripture to mind 2Timothy 3:1-5
1But know this, that In the last days terrible times will come. 2For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, arrogant, abusive, blasphemers, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unthankful, unholy, 3unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, 4traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, 5having a form of godliness but denying its power and from such people turn away!
All this self-education and self-equipment will in addition to its many benefits lead to the type of person described above or a hybrid version with some varieties (more or less) than described in the scripture above.
And I know that there are so many people who have innocently walked into this error in their quest for God. People who have been led astray by business schools, psychology houses and motivational centers. If you fall into such a category, I want to encourage you with a scripture from the book of Acts 17:22-31
22Then Paul stood in the midst of Areopagus and said, “Men of Athens, I perceive that in all things you are very religious; 23for as I was passing through and considering the objects of your worship, I even found an alter with this inscription: TO THE UNKNOWN GOD. Therefore, the One whom you worship without knowing, Him I proclaim to you: 24”God, who made the world and everything in it, since He is Lord of heaven and earth, does not dwell in temples made with hands. 25Nor is He worshipped with men’s hands as though He needed anything, since He gives to all life, breath, and all things. 26And He has made from one blood every nation of men to dwell on all the face of the earth, and has determined their preappointed times and the boundaries of their dwellings, 27so that they should seek the Lord, in the hope that they might grope for Him and find Him, though He is not far from each one of us; 28for in Him we live and move and have our being, as also some of your own poets have said, ‘For we are also His offspring’. 29Therefore, since we are the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Divine Nature is like gold or silver or stone, something shaped by art and man’s devising. 30Truly, these times of ignorance God overlooked, but now commands all men everywhere to repent, 31because He has appointed a day on which He will judge the world in righteousness by the Man whom He has ordained. He has given assurance of this to all by raising Him from the dead.”
The desire of the Father for His own is that we know Him as He is known. His desire is to lead His own to know Him. To know that it is in Him that we live, move and have our being. There is literally no way you will not be able to discover your true self if you seek Him to know Him and grow in Him and draw closer to Him.
I challenge you therefore to seek God this year like you have never done before in your entire life and press into deep realities in Him. And I can assure you of this; as you seek Him, you will definitely find Him and so much more.