Thursday, December 3, 2015

"The Spirit Of An Explorer"

"And he sent them to Bethlehem, and said, Go and search diligently for the young child; and when ye have found him, bring me word again, that I may come and worship him also."  Matthew 2:8

During prayer group recently, one of the ladies there started praying that the Lord would give us the "spirit of an explorer".  What she meant was make us the kind of people whose heart's desire to "explore" the Lord and find out all there is to know about Him.  Her words resonated in my spirit.  Yes, make me one who desires to "explore" the Lord. 

The dictionary defines an explorer as one who traverses over an area for the purpose of discovery; a person who investigates unknown regions.  Our God is so vast, there is no way we can even minutely understand and comprehend all there is to know about Him.  His ways and thoughts are so much higher than ours.  He, the Creator, is so far above us the creation.  Yet, our hearts should cry out with a desire to "Know" Him more and more.  We should desire to discovery His good, acceptable and perfect will.  We should seek to know His heart in every matter.  We should explore all that He will allow us to know about Himself.

Moses was an "explorer" of God-- He drew near to the Lord desiring to discover what His face looked like.  God granted that he should see his back and hear His voice proclaim who He was.  

Enoch had the "spirit of an explorer" of the Lord.  He sought to know the Lord and discovery Him in greater depths.  Enoch found Him and was translated into His very presence.  

Abraham was also an "explorer" of God and discovered that God is faithful, a covenant maker and covenant keeper.  He discovered the plans of God and was taken into God's confidence

When you seek to know the Lord-- to investigate and discover who He is on a deeper level; to move into "uncharted" territory of His greatness; to go where others stop in order to find out all you can about Him and draw into a closer intimacy with Him-- your "exploration" will be rewarded.  You will find Him.  You will hear His heartbeat like John did.  You will walk with Him as a friend like Enoch did.  You will have confidence with Him like Abraham.  You will see His glory like Moses.  You will not be disappointed.  Your "exploring" of Him will pay off.  He will let you find Him and discover who He is in greater ways than you have ever seen before.      

Have a great day.  God is so vast.  He is like uncharted territory.  Our heart's desire should be that of an explorer, desiring to discover all we can about Him.  

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