Monday, November 2, 2009

Words of Encouragement


We started this lesson two weeks ago. We re-joint this lesson finishing the portion on the quest. We will give the definition again for a quest.

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. – Psalm 139:23-24

We said the word “quest” means is – The act or an instance of seeking or pursuing something, it is taking a search. So to take a Spiritual Quest, we are being called to search ourselves to see where we stand before the Lord. So we must ask ourselves some really deep questions to find where we are in the Lord. And until we take this quest and begin to question where we stand, we will not find true peace or rest in the Lord.

We also want to make sure that we understand this quest is a “daily” seeking to find. We never arrive on this journey, we simply allow God to help us discover more about him and about ourselves so that we can be changed to look more like him. God’s Spirit sanctifies us, and helps us to experience both an outward thrust or movement of his Spirit and an inward growth or realignment within our spirits.

When we take this quest, this searching ourselves or taking an inventory of our lives, we allow God to grow us and in doing so, God will then help us to face our circumstances in our lives. We can face them because of the connection we have with God and we are assured of his presence within our situations and us.

When also then have access to God. We can pray to him to change us, search our hearts and create a right spirit within us, so that we can grasp this promise, that when we pray in our inner room to the father in secret he will answer us.

Questions to ask yourself on your quest
· Is there something hindering my growth?
· Am I dedicated to a relationship with God?
· What do I need to be released so that I can go forward?
· Am I open to hearing God’s voice?

A quest is the first step in a spiritual process. Come back next week to read about “Spiritual Process”.