This entire series ican uCan is about how we seek the face of God, and start moving in a new direction and deeper relationship with the Lord.
This is not a gimmick or a get all excited sermon to pump you up to seek the blessings or the gifts of God… This seeking the Lord is not so that we can see miracles take place in our fellowship. This learning to seek the Lord is so that you and I will have the relationship that God designed from the foundations of the world.
You see when we learn to abide in His presence the cause and effect relationship is uncontrollable and uncontainable.
The first thing we must all learn in order to seek the face of God is obedience.
Our scripture reference on Sunday was Luke 5:1-11, I encourage you to read it for yourself but the jest of it is:
Jesus is walking around and sees two boats on the shore that had been left by the fishermen, He proceeds to sit in one and teach. Then He tells Simon to go out to the deep water and drop the nets..
Now Simon was like Master…. We’ve been fishing all night and haven’t caught a thing……… (I bet someone was thinking, Jesus, just because you know how to build a boat doesn't mean you know how to fish. )
Friends, this where we can learn something….because Simon teaches us about obedience right here. He tells Jesus: Lord, we have tried all night long. We’ve been there, we’ve done that, but nonetheless just because you say so, we will do it.
His obedience lead to uncontrollable and uncontainable blessings.
Imagine just for a minute what God can do in your life if you will listen and obey.
Our problem isn't always rebellion, but often we don't obey because we don't recognize His voice.
To recognize His voice we must lear to spend time with Him, to pray, worship, read His Word and fellowship with other believers.
The early church did this and the Lord exploded in their midst. If we want to see the Holy Spirit explode in our lives we must seek Him daily and obey.
They prayed… and they obeyed… They didn’t plan on that Acts 2 experience happening. How could they. They didn't have an agenda. They had no idea that this was going to take place. All they knew is that Jesus said, “Listen, go and wait for the gift that's to come that my Father promised. Do not leave Jerusalem!” So what did they do? The only thing they could.
They said We're going to pray We aren't moving until we hear from God. We're not going to go the wrong direction. We’re going to get down on our knees together and we’re going to pray, until we know what we're supposed to do.”
So These men and women got up every morning, and they got dressed. They went through all the same motions that they have always done, with no idea that the Holy Spirit was going to rock their worlds.
Friends, the Lord wants to rock our world too, and it is going to happen when we least expect it, you won’t be able to predict it. It will be a totally uncontrollable thing that will require first your obedience and your secondly your trust.
This passage of scripture is so simple to explain.. It means simply “Stop worrying.” He is God and you are not… just trust Him.
… vs. 33 explains that if we will simply seek His Kingdom and His righteousness that all the things we worry about would be given to us.
It’s not about seeing miracles, it isn’t a prescription on how to achieve a blessing either.
Its about being right with Him and seeking Him…
When we do that, everything will take care of itself. Lets all be like Simone, Lord we’ve tried and were tired but nonetheless because you say so, we will.