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'HIDE AND SEEK'

 
By Gene Johnson

3-2-2006

Isaiah 45:15

This is an amazing verse that reveals something very potent about our God. 'Truly you are God, WHO HIDE YOURSELF, O God of Israel, the Savior'!

Why does God hide? So we will seek. In the process of our seeking many times God will lift our sense of His presence. Why? So that we will press in to know Him with all of our hearts, not just part. He's a jealous God and wants all laziness and fleshiness to end in our quest to truly 'know Him'. He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him. This is one of major reasons for unanswered prayer. God wants us to seek Him, the giver, not just the gift. To seek His face and not just something from His hand. He wants to do more for us and give us so much more than we already have but He wants us to want Him! Not just what He can do for us at the expense of relationship with Him. Play Gods game with Him the next time He seems a million miles away. Skip the part about counting to 100 and go straight to seeking Him out in prayer and waiting. He may be hiding, waiting on you....

 

+++HIDE AND SEEK+++

 

OH THE DAYS

WHEN THE HEAVENS

SEEM AS BRASS

THE CEILING LIKE IRON

NO PRAYER

NO PETITION

GETTING THROUGH

THIS IS WHEN I KNOW

I MUST PRESS IN

SEARCH HARD

TO GET TO YOU

I WILL PLAY

THIS GODLY GAME

I'LL SEEK BOTH HIGH

AND LOW

TO FIND YOU IN YOUR GLORY

YOUR HEART TO TRULY KNOW

 

I'LL PUSH PAST MY OWN DESIRE

THE THINGS I'M HOPING FOR

THE THINGS I NEED

THE THINGS I WANT

THAT I MIGHT KNOW YOU LORD

WITH PASSIONS FLAME

AND DILIGENCE

I'LL SEARCH WITH ALL MY SOUL

I'LL PRAY

I'LL WAIT

I'LL PRAISE

I'LL GROAN

WHATEVER IS THE TOLL

I'LL SEEK YOUR FACE

NOT JUST YOUR HAND

TO FELLOWSHIP

MEET LOVES DEMAND

 

I KNOW THAT AS I DO

MY FLESH WILL DIE

IT'S TRUE

FOR THIS IS WHAT

MY LORD DESIRES

HIS HEART TO KNOW

HIS LOVE INSPIRES

THAT I SHOULD STOP

AND GO

LOOKING, SEARCHING

HIGH AND LOW....

 

GENE JOHNSON (COPYRIGHT 2006)


God is Good, all the time, 24/7, Great Love from heaven...

 

 

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