“For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.” -- GOD Jeremiah 29:11-13 (NIV)
This is our theme at ALVARADO WORSHIP CENTER for 2020. Our key verse is: “You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart” (Jeremiah 29:13). What a promise this is for those who set their hearts and lives in His direction, not looking back! When we seek God with all our hearts, we not only encounter Him but are changed by Him in the process. What makes this promise even more special is when we consider the fact that the Lord has never broken or failed to fulfill His Word!
The two key words that stand out in the above passage are: “seek” and “find”.
To seek means “to go in search for and not stop, to continue a quest until the object of our seeking has been obtained, and to create a well-worn path to the person or object we are in search of.”
To find means “to locate, to discover, to gain possession of by search or effort.”
“Keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you.” -- JESUS Matthew 7:7 (NLT2)
Is there anything greater than finding God? When we encounter Him, we discover new insights; receive answers, healing, and direction; are filled with fresh passion and joy. THIS is the very essence and fullness of who God is! There is nothing we need more in this life than to find and know God. This is the purpose of our PURSUIT – 2002 theme.
Our prayer is that God will reveal Himself to everyone in 2020 in ways that they have never experienced before in their lifetimes! Blessings, PASTOR RONNIE