Archive | February 7, 2020

Found by Beth Auman

Found

RoseThe most that anyone could ever hope for is to be found. See once I was lost and now I am found. Once I was blind and now I can see. Once I was bound and now I am free.

Those are not mere words. Everyone is searching to fill a big empty hole inside of our wounded human heart. Some of us try to fill this hole with work, money, greed, elicit immoral sex, and some with every form of religiosity that our human brain can fixate upon.

Still yet the hole in our human heart remains empty, gaping and unfulfilled. Going on day by day, becoming hardened to life. Immune to all of the desolation within and surrounding us. Every terrible thing in this world bombarding our minds, wills and emotions on a minute by minute basis.

One’s significance etched within, a knowing that there is more and in a dull immobile place. Frozen in a day to day ritual that if we can survive this day, perhaps tomorrow will bring something hopeful, something more.

There it is, a small glimmer of hope. A tiny light shining within our dark cold hearts.

There is so much more than we realize. We are buying this lie, lock, stock and barrel. It should make us angry to know that we are being lied to and that we indeed are living a complete lie.

I myself was right there once. I bought the lie too. This is all that there is I thought. I’ve messed up more than could ever be repaired. I’m fine just the way that I am and I’ll just float through life and everything will be ok.

One day it hit me like a flash, I am not willing to settle for ok.  Are you?  If you are willing to settle then by all means stop reading FOCUS right now… But. I challenge you to read the remainder of this article. Challenge on.

Continue if you have accepted the challenge

Being totally broken is a great place to begin. Because there is none of you left. So brokenness is acceptable. A totally and completely an acceptable place to begin again. The place where you end and the glimmer of hope within you can expand.

There are two primary scriptures in the Bible that led me out of that broken dark place:

 John 8:32 (KJV)  32And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.

Ephesians 1:17-23 (KJV)  17That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him:   18The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints,   19And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power,  20Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places,  21Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come:  22And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church,  23Which is his body, the fullness of him that filleth all in all.

Reveal the truth Abba Father and open my eyes.

If you are willing to look at your situation as the Lord reveals the truth about your situation and see it for what it is then you are on your way out of the world of bondage and brokenness.

When you are willing and you do this get ready because Abba Father will show you the good, the bad and the ugly in your situation. He will also show you your situation from His focus. Few people in this world are willing to truly look at their situation through the eyes of the Lord, from His perspective.

See Jesus Christ knows you by your name, not by your shame. You can never walk past that which you are not willing to confront.  You have to see the truth that is revealed and ask the Lord for the hope of His calling. His perception of your mess is totally different than yours. He sees your ending, not your beginning. He looks from an eternal focus. Not from a now focus.

If you will from your heart speak to the Lord Jesus Christ and ask Him to reveal the truth and make you free and you are willing to have Him open the eyes of your understanding. He will bring wisdom and revelation into your situation and bring freedom.

This is a process and step by step allowing Him to lead the way, He leads you and guides you into all truth by His Holy Spirit. John 16:13Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.

Freedom is a wonderful place because you are ultimately eternally totally free. Free to worship Him in spirit and in truth, this is His desire. When your desire become to worship Him freedom comes.

John 4:23 But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him. John 4:24 God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.

The Father seeks such to worship Him. He is seeking your right now. His purpose for you becomes primary and your brokenness goes away and you become victorious in Him..

In Him, a place where He surrounds you, a place where you are seeking Him first and finding Him. He  is leading you and guiding you and you are facing the truth in your situation without fear.

See fear is the False Evidence Appearing Real. Fear tolerated is Faith contaminated.

Has your faith been contaminated? Has fear gripped your heart?

Let the light of the Lord sine in your situation. Once you look at the truth, then you can ask Him to see the truth from His perspective. Jesus wants to be the light in your dark place. His light dispels darkness and once He shines as the truth on your darkness His light over powers the darkness.

Your willingness is the key. You must allow Jesus to reveal the truth.

Jesus did His part, He was born, He lived without sin, He died on the cross, rose again and sat down at the right hand of Abba Father in heaven for you. If you would have been the only one, He would have done this. He loves you this much.

He has already done His part and now it’s up to you to willingly allow Him to shine through you. He’s right there and He’s ready to help you if you are ready to use the free will that Abba Father gave to you and allow Him in.

Are you willing to allow Jesus to  reveal the truth and make you free? Are you willing to allow Him to open the eyes of your understanding so that you will know the hope of His calling? Are you?

If you are then FOCUS on Jesus, keep your eyes on Jesus and don’t look to the right or to the left and don’t look down. LOOK UP because Jesus Christ is your focal point.

In Him you are found, In Him  we live and move and have our being.

Acts 17:27-29 (KJV)  27That they should seek the Lord, if haply they might feel after him, and find him, though he be not far from every one of us:  28For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring.  29Forasmuch then as we are the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Godhead is like unto gold, or silver, or stone, graven by art and man’s device.

In Him we can overcome the brokenness.

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Abba Father, we love You and thank You for all things. We come today broken and truly, willing to lay it all down before You and ask You to reveal the truth in each situation. Abba we are willing to have our eyes opened so that we will know the hope of Your calling in Jesus name Amen

I apply the blood of Jesus Christ over you and your situation and I’m excited to hear  your testimony! Send me an e-mail at pray4all@triad.rr.com

Remember to FOCUS on Jesus

CHALLENGE

If you in anyway feel the urgent necessity to change your focus then please take this 10 day challenge.

 Day 1-10:  For ten days keep a journal and write down all of the significant things that you do. From the time that you wake until you go to sleep.Number each entry (this is very important). This is a personal journal and should look something like this:

                        Day 1:  Woke and did the following:

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Day 1: Noon

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Day 1: Bedtime

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3.

End of 10 days
At the end of 10 days, sit down and read over what you have written.  Are there things that are repeatedly in your journal? Where is the Lord in your journal? Who or what are you seeking first?

Matthew 6:31-34 (King James Version)

31Therefore take no thought, saying,What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?

32(For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.

33But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

34Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.

At the end of 10 days, you should have a very good idea of what you are seeking after. What gets your attention or who gets your attention. Read the definition of seek in English and Hebrew. Do you need a better perspective of what it means to literally seek the Lord.

  1. Isaiah 55:6 Seek ye the LORD while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near:

If you truly want to change your focus then you must seek the Lord while He may be found and call upon Him while He is near Isa 55:6.

Main Entry:seek transitive verb1: to resort to : go to2 a: to go in search of : look for b: to try to discover3: to ask for : request <seeks advice>4: to try to acquire or gain : aim at <seek fame>5: to make an attempt : try —used with to and an infinitive <governments…seek to keep the bulk of their people contented — D. M. Potter>intransitive verb1: to make a search or inquiry2 a: to be sought b: to be lacking <in critical judgment…they were sadly to seekTimes Literary Supplement>

— seek·er noun

 

Seek definitions in Hebrew

1156 b`a’ beh-aw’ (Aramaic) or b ah (Aramaic) {beh-aw’}; corresponding to 1158; to seek or ask:–ask, desire, make (petition), pray, request, seek.

1158 ba`ah baw-aw’ a primitive root; to gush over, i.e. to swell; (figuratively) to desire earnestly; by implication to ask:–cause, inquire, seek up, swell out.

1239 baqar baw-kar a primitive root; properly, to plough, or (generally) break forth, i.e. (figuratively) to inspect, admire, care for, consider:–(make) inquire (-ry), (make) search, seek out.

1243 baqqarah bak-kaw-raw’ intensive from 1239; a looking after:–seek out.

1245 baqash baw-kash’ a primitive root; to search out (by any method, specifically in worship or prayer); by implication, to strive after:–ask, beg, beseech, desire, enquire, get, make inquisition, procure, (make) request, require, seek (for).

 

To desire, to seek out, to strive for, to ask, to plough, to break forth, to inspect, to admire, to care for, consider, beseech, enquire, make inquisition, procure, to gush over, pray, request, make petition, ask, to acquire or gain to contend for.

Wow are you seeking the kingdom of God first? Are you seeking God, striving for His attention, asking for Him, breaking forth to seek Him, inspecting Him, admiring Him, caring for Him, considering Him, beseeching Him, enquiring Him, Making inquisition of Him, procuring Him, Gushing over Him, praying to Him, requesting Him, making petition to Him, asking Him, acquiring Him, gaining Him and contenting for Him? Are you?

Earnestly seeking the Lord who wants very much to be found by you.

Now, let’s begin day 11, when you wake up, say Hello Lord, thank You for this day, from your heart. Talk to Him and ask Him to place a scripture on your heart to get to know Him better. He’ll give you one. When He does, write it down and tape it to three places, your bathroom mirror, your coffee pot or fridge and somewhere near  your television.

Each time that you go to one of those places (or three important places that you’ve identified), say Hello Lord I want to fellowship with you and I’m seeking you and wanting to focus on you. Read the scripture to Him and ask Him to give you a deeper revelation of that portion of HIM..

Continue this for several days and see where He leads you.

Oh and don’t leave Him out when you go to bed. It is truly His protection that you need to get to the next day..

Please write me and let me know how this exercise helped you in seeking the Lord.

© Beth Auman 2014