Found To Find
John 4:28-29 “The woman left her water jar beside the well and ran back to the village, telling everyone, “Come and see a man who told me everything I ever did! Could he possibly be the Messiah?”
The Psalmist said in Ps.84:10 “A single day in your courts is better than a thousand anywhere else! I would rather be a gatekeeper in the house of my God than live the good life in the homes of the wicked.” (emphasis added). I would rather be a gatekeeper. You hear people describe their service in God’s house as ‘just’ – I am just arranging chairs, I am just washing the toilet, I am just parking cars… just? When you minimize your value in God’s house, you will struggle elsewhere. Your significance comes with you valuing being a gatekeeper in God’s house than living in luxury elsewhere. That is the value of His habitation. Ps. 26:8 “I love your sanctuary, Lord, the place where your glorious presence dwells.”
Where are you staying? Ps.27:4 “The one thing I ask of the Lord—the thing I seek most—is to live in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, delighting in the Lord’s perfections and meditating in his Temple.” (emphasis added). In other words, God’s house, His habitation is the number one priority in my life. David says, “As the deer pants for the water so my soul longs for Your habitation and longs for You” [paraphrased from Ps.42:1-2]. What is your longing, your priority, your number one? Is it God’s house? Is it His presence? By God’s house we mean, your body, your life, your heart is the temple of the Holy Spirit. God wants to make it His house and tabernacle there. I pray that will be the hunger of your life beginning from today in Jesus Name.
John 1:38-39 “… “Rabbi” (which translated means Teacher), “where are you staying?” He said to them, “Come and see.” They came and saw where he was staying, and they remained with him that day. It was about four o’clock in the afternoon.” (NRSV]. When some people asked to know where Jesus was saying, His response was, “The fox has holes, the birds have nests, but the Son of man has nowhere to lays His head.” [Luke 9:57-59]. In other words, Jesus does not want those people to know where He was staying or to come there. But to the people He really wanted to come, He would say, “Come and see.”
John 1:41-42 “Andrew went to find his brother, Simon, and told him, We have found the Messiah” (which means “Christ”). Then Andrew brought Simon to meet Jesus…” (emphasis added). The truth is when you meet Jesus, you cannot keep Him to yourself. You will find your loved ones and bring them to Jesus. It is a strange thing for you to find God and keep Him to yourself. You have to worry about where your loved ones will spend eternity. The first thing Andrew did was he went to find – meaning, he did not just bump into Peter on the way. Andrew went on a search mission, looking for Peter. Years ago, after I gave my life to Jesus, I remember telling one of my brothers about Jesus. I had preached my heart out, crying, “Come to Jesus”. I did not know when he began to cry too. It is strange for you to be with Jesus and not care what happens to your loved ones.
Prayer: Father, I will not be silent about the pleasures of Your presence, in Jesus Name. Amen!
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