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Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional!
Seek the Lord while he may be found; call on him while he is near.
Contextually this was a call to the people of Israel to return to the Lord while there was yet time. In other words, God’s patience with them was running out. The scripture says in Genesis 6:3 that “God’s Spirit would not always contend with humans.” There was a limit to his patience. Isaiah said, “He’s near to you right now.” Don’t wait! “You Still Have Time!”
There’s tremendous history to this heaven-sent directive to God’s people. Israel never did get back to the glory that she had once known because of her continual running after other gods. But let’s talk about today. And let’s not talk about God’s judgment which many of us believe is on its way, instead, let’s talk about his GRACE once again. The issue is not do we deserve God’s grace because we know we don’t. But the truth is, HE IS NEAR TO US RIGHT NOW AS I WRITE. He’s waiting. He’s pleading. He’s wooing. He wants us with him. He wants our running days to be over and wants us all back in the fold. He’s near to you and me, even as I write. Let’s seek him while he may be found. Because “You Still Have Time!” And therein lies the grace. He won’t trick us. He won’t hide from us. He’s not mad at us, but the clock is ticking. It’s time to seek the Lord while he may be found because TIME keeps on slipping into the future. “You Still Have Time,” he’s waiting.
I thank you this AM that you waited for me. I’m so glad that you never gave up on me and that you never left me, but you stayed near to me. Because of that, I came home to Jesus. I’m yours today and everyday. Use me as you will, my God. Amen