We seem to have lost so many things in the church over the years. Our universities have taught us humanistic philosophy for the past generation and it is affecting every facet of our society. We have been infiltrated by this thinking even in the church. We are now preaching that God does not require anything of us. We can accept His grace and make it into heaven dragging our old sinful life along with us. But God has not changed his mind. He did not graduate with a degree from Berkeley and so He has not been affected by the change in men’s agenda over the years.

Our hearts are very pliable. They will change according to what we hear, who we hang out with, and what we deem valuable. Therefore, we must prepare our hearts to seek God to find out what is important to Him.

Ezra 6:21 – KJV – And the children of Israel, which were come again out of captivity, and all such as had separated  themselves unto them from the filthiness of the heathen of the land, to seek the LORD God of Israel, did eat

We say we want revival. We say that we want to see the glory of God fill the sanctuary one more time. But are we willing to separate ourselves from the filthiness of the things of the world in order to seek God?  This preparation to seek God is what is lacking in the church today. I fear a lot of the problem is that we enjoy our success when we preach a watered down message that fills the pews, but leaves the heart unchallenged. We are doing our people no favors when we do this. We must eliminate our pride if we are to seek Him.

Psalms 10:4 – KJV – The wicked, through the pride of his countenance, will not seek after God: God is not in all his thoughts.

Psalms 69:32 – KJV – The humble shall see this, and be glad: and your heart shall live that seek God.

You see, seeking God is a very active endeavor. It involves praying and asking God for His heart and mind. It also involves listening to what He has to say to you about what you need to change in your life.

Psalms 139:23, 24 – KJV – Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts: And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.

As you begin this journey of really seeking God, it is his intention of making you like Him. He will then be able to trust you with more of His presence and power because our pride will be killed. We will turn the praise to Him and not take any of it for ourselves.

Take the challenge today. Start asking God to search your heart. He will go into the closets and the deepest areas and show you things He wishes to change to be like Him. When He shows you, pray that that Holy Spirit does surgery on you and takes the offending things out.

Romans 8:13 – KJV – For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live.

This cannot be done under our own power. We must allow the spirit to take those things out of our life. We do this by allowing God to diagnose the problem and cut it out of us.  Are you prepped for surgery?





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