Three S's


Thinking about the three S's that help a believer move forward toward maturity...

Seeker,

God has placed eternity in the heart of man
There is a Divine draw
Billy G often mentions there is a hole in the human heart that only God's presence can fill...that's why many people crowd their lives with activities, things, addictions to dull the senses, because their hearts are empty...they are not aware that God's presence can fill the void.

Below is a great passage...in context Paul is addressing the people of Athens concerning an idol to an unknown god...Paul goes on to describe the God who is knowable...

Acts17:22
So Paul, standing before the Council, addressed them as follows: "Men of Athens, I notice that you are very religious, 23 for as I was walking along I saw your many altars. And one of them had this inscription on it 'To an Unknown God.' You have been worshiping him without knowing who he is, and now I wish to tell you about him.

24 "He is the God who made the world and everything in it. Since he is Lord of heaven and earth, he doesn't live in man-made temples, 25 and human hands can't serve his needs for he has no needs. He himself gives life and breath to everything, and he satisfies every need there is.

26 From one man he created all the nations throughout the whole earth. He decided beforehand which should rise and fall, and he determined their boundaries. 27 "His purpose in all of this was that the nations should seek after God and perhaps feel their way toward him and find him though he is not far from any one of us. 28 For in him we live and move and exist.

In context God has set times, places, and boundaries around mankind so that all people might seek after Him...

Mike Bickle in Loving God said, 'it takes God to know God'. There is a Divine draw upon the human heart...

David understood the principle

Psalms 27:7-8
Hear, O LORD, when I cry with my voice, And be gracious to me and answer me. When You said, "Seek My face,"my heart said to You, "Your face, O LORD, I shall seek."

The principle Seek and you will find...the seeking is a contuious present tense...our hearts poised toward God, open, seeking, and wanting to know Him...when our hearts are leaning toward God, wanting to know Him more...He in turn makes Himself known to us...

Draw near to God and He will Draw near to you
...The Book of James

Once our seeking connects...We then have a choice to become the

Surrendered
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