Tuesday, December 1, 2015


Vol. 14 No. 25
December 1, 2015

Dear Friend,

Consider these remarkable words of the Lord:

I revealed myself to those who did not ask for me;
I was found by those who did not seek me.
To a nation that did not call on my name,
I said, "Here am I, here am I" (Isaiah 65:1-2 NIV).

We often speak about seeking God... seeking God in solitude, seeking God in fellowship and worship, seeking God in the tough times.

Yet, here we Isaiah speaking of God doing the seeking.

As a matter of fact, he describes God seeking people who were not praying to him or seeking him or calling his name.  The initiative was all God's

Christmas is, of course, all about God seeking us.  Jesus Christ is the Incarnate Initiative of God.

Even when we seek the Lord, our very heart to seek has been given to us by the God who first sought us.

No matter what has occurred in your life, regardless of what is going on in your life right now, God loves you, God seeks you, and God welcomes you.

Become newly aware of the love of God that is asking for you to respond, seeking your heart, and knocking on the door of your life.

Say, "Here I am, Lord! Be the Shepherd of my heart."

Joy to you - 
E. Stanley Ott