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Why you should contemplate God

 September 28, 2009

"… The LORD has sought out a man after his own heart…."

--1 Samuel 13:14

As Christ-followers, it is vital that you and I contemplate God, to pursue understanding of who he is and what he is like. We need to think about his greatness, his goodness, his glory and all of his marvelous attributes. Because when we do, he begins to change us into his image.

But not everyone understands this simple discipline. Some people never think about God, and they wonder why their lives are empty, hopeless, and full of despair.

There are others who have learned mistruths about God, and as a result their lives are filled with confusion and deception.

Still there are others who think the right things about God, but who never allow that truth to touch their lives where they live. And these people go through life feeling disappointed, discouraged, and defeated.

But you see, when we spend time thinking the right things about God… about his faithfulness, his mercy, and power… we are encouraged and strengthened in our faith. And we begin to live our lives in confidence, security, and with a sense of direction and destiny.

The prophet Samuel said King David was this kind of person… a man who wanted to know God's own heart.

Let this goal become the pursuit of your life! Let it be said of you that you are a person who wants to know God's heart. And as you seek him, you will experience the miraculous transforming power of God in your life.


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