Oh the irony…

Yesterday the post you may or may not have read was first typed as an email to my Thursday people…the original group that this whole blog thing grew out of.

And while I proofread the dickens out of those emails, invariably I note a mistake…

AFTER…I hit send.

I can correct it on the post here…but alas…the email version lives ever on in it’s uncorrected condition.

And yesterday I left out a most important word.

In the passage of Scripture from Acts…the email version read like this:

From one man He made all the nations, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and He marked out their appointed times in history and the boundaries of their lands.

God did this so that they would Him and perhaps reach out for Him and find Him, though He is not far from any one of us.   Acts 16: 26-27

Can you guess the missing word?

I know…it’s Friday…let me help you out….

God did THIS…put us in the times and places that we live in…so that ….we would….

SEEK Him

Seek is the word that is missing.

And I was kicking myself all the way to this morning that I left that one word out…not a little insignificant “at” or “than”…but no…the most important one.

The whole point of the passage.

But as I have mulled it over, I decided maybe God just wanted to let me have an opportunity to add a PS….

Because we need to remember.

What we seek after…we will find.

I tried to impress on our kiddos when they left for college…

you will find the group of friends and the activities you participate in that you SEEK for.

What you are looking for, you will find.

That can be good or that can be bad.

But it’s a sure thing.

What you seek after…that is what you will find.

What are you seeking after today?

A name for yourself?

Success?

Money?

Acceptance?

Notoriety?

Entertainment?

Self-indulgence?

Revenge?

Justice?

Pleasure?

or the God who put you right where you are, just the way you are….

so that…

you would…

SEEK HIM…

and…

REACH OUT TO HIM…

and…

FIND HIM <3

As I have pondered my omission of that little word “seek”…I have been convicted of some things I have been finding lately that are most assuredly the direct result of what I was looking for…

they do not produce the fruit that is becoming of one who has determined to seek her God first and foremost.

I pray if this has touched a nerve today, you would stop and seek His forgiveness and restoration so you and I can move along, unhindered by the weight of it as we….

journey onward <3

8 thoughts on “Oh the irony…

  1. Awesome comeback Laura Jean! Whatever you seek, you will find. Seek Him and know His truth and follow His ways and you will find Him.

  2. Laura, How can I ever thank you for opening my heart and mind with your words! God has indeed blessed you with a special talent and I am so thankful that He placed us in the same time and place so that we could know one another!

    1. Oh my goodness…you made me cry this morning Nancy. We heard a wonderful sermon yesterday during a visit to the City of Praise Church here in town. He asked over and over…”Why do you do what you do?”…and I thought as I sat there…I have to do this for Jesus or it’s all in vain. I have to use the words and stories and thoughts to point people to Him, and am I? And here you sent this…thank you for encouraging me that it’s all about Him!!!!

      1. I’m so glad that you are using your words, stories, and thoughts to point people to Him. I just can’t seem to get enough of Jesus! God bless you!

        1. Amen Susan <3 It seems the more we get, the more we want and the more we want others to get. He's good to us that way!

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