Last year I had several posts’ worth of lovely pictures to show for my first Seek Week experience at Life Action Ministries. This year, now as staff and not curious spectator, I somehow did not quite find the time (imagine that!) to stroll through the woods and along the river to produce mediocre representations of the real, beautiful settings.
I do, however, have a few snapshots of this week in words. Highlights from the tremendous moving of the Spirit we corporately prayed for and received.
“Will you not revive us again, that your people may rejoice in you?
Show us your steadfast love, O LORD, and grant us your salvation.
Let me hear what God the LORD will speak, for he will speak peace to his people, to his saints; but let them not turn back to folly.
Surely his salvation is near to those who fear him,
that glory may dwell in our land.”
“Your worship will never rise above your view of God.” -A.W. Tozer
“Is Jesus the joy of the gaze of your soul?”
“Don’t be faithful to your calling; God can change your calling.
Be faithful to Jesus.”
“Joy, prayer, thanksgiving–that’s the barometer of the Christian life.” ( Thess. 5:16-18)
“Let go of mediocrity.”
“You do not stroll casually into holiness–you must pursue it!”
-Mark Bearden, Life Action Revivalist and speaker at Seek Week ’14
“Where do you spend the focus of your prayer time: on the outer things that are perishing, or the inner that is being renewed? (2 Cor. 4:16)”
“Refuse to allow your joy to be tempered by your needs.”
“Do not live off your calling/your anointing. Live off the love of Jesus!”
-Doug Small, guest speaker at Seek Week ’14
If Seek Week taught me anything, it is to love more and to pray continually.
When I think of the awesome privilege we have to enter the throne room of heaven…who could take that lightly? How can we not frequent that room? We do not have to fear our King’s wrath, as Esther did her king. God’s scepter is always and forever extended in grace to us. So reach out and touch. Run to Jesus and live. Tarry there. And find joy in His presence, and pleasures forever more.
“But I have trusted in your steadfast love;
my heart shall rejoice in your salvation.
I will sing to the LORD, because he has dealt bountifully with me.”