Press On

8 04 2012

“Let us know; let us press on to know the LORD; his going out is sure as the dawn; he will come to us as the showers, as the spring rains that water the earth.” – Hosea 6:3

Let us acknowledge the Lord. Let this day be filled with His praises. Let this be the day that His words are on your lips and His voice shapes your voice. Let this be the day when your eyes search for His presence and your ears long to hear His voice. Let this be the day that your hands reach out in service. Let this be the day when your feet walk only in the footsteps of Jesus.

Hosea’s encouragement to press on is good advice to carry into our day. Pressing on implies deliberate intent. It carries with it the determination to work through obstacles, look behind closed doors, and keep our eyes open. The world presses us to conform to its image. It wants our hearts focused on self, our souls satisfied with lesser joys, and our bodies enslaved in seeking after comfort. Hosea reminds us that the very rhythm of the earth testifies to the faithfulness of God. In observing its beauty, we can be encouraged to press on to know the Lord.

My Jesus Resolution today is to press on. Whether the sun shines or the rain pours, I must press on as I look for the appearing of God. The sun’s faithful rising and setting is but a shadow of the faithfulness of our Lord. The rain that falls refreshes the earth in the same way that the love of Christ refreshes our hearts. Whether the triumphant shout of the second coming or the gentle whisper of His quiet presence, God will appear today. Press on.


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4 responses

8 04 2012
Abbie McAdams

So simple, beautiful and true.

11 04 2012
Linda Little

Cassandra, I wanted you to know that I am quoting your first paragraph of this blog in my ladies class lesson tonight. Thank you for writing the beautiful words that fit my lesson perfectly.

God bless you as you write to let your light shine to encourage those of us who read your blog.

Lovingly,
Linda

11 04 2012
Linda Little

Some of the ladies would like to subscribe to your blog. Do you mind if I share it to our Wednesday night ladies class?

12 04 2012
Casandra Martin

Thanks Linda! Please share the blog with anyone for whom it might be a blessing. Enjoy your blessings today!

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