The Light of Christ Journey

Encouraging people on their journey with Christ

We are so fortunate that the Lord seeks us because our sinful nature is to run from Him and not to Him. You may have experienced a time when you ran from God, or maybe you are running right now, but the Lord is pursuing you. The very nature of God is to seek lost people, and every believer began life as a lost person.

The Bible tells us that when we look for God, He allows Himself to be found, as written in Jeremiah 29:13. The Lord makes it clear in His word that He initiates our spiritual pursuits in the Old and New Testaments.

When Adam and Eve fell into sin, God pursued them as they hid from His presence. Genesis 3:Then the Lord God called to the man, “Where are you?” [1] John 6:44 For no one can come to me (Jesus) unless the Father who sent me draws them to me, and at the last day, I will raise them up. [2] In the parable of the lost sheep and the lost coin, Jesus taught that God is the one who pursues us.

No One Seeks the Lord

As you read Romans 3:9-12, we come face to face with who we are apart from God pursuing us, which is lost. Only when the Lord opens our eyes do we realize our sinfulness. Romans 3:Well then, should we conclude that we Jews are better than others? No, not at all, for we have already shown that all people, whether Jews or Gentiles, are under the power of sin. 10 As the Scriptures say, “No one is righteous— not even one. 11 No one is truly wise; no one is seeking God. 12 All have turned away; all have become useless. No one does good, not a single one.” [3]

If God’s relationship with us ended with these verses, we would seem hopeless, but it does not. We may be lost, but the Lord pursues us because He loves us, and we were made in His image. Good teachers don’t give up on struggling students, and our Savior does not give up on you!

Jesus Comes to Rescue You

The Lord loves us so much that He pursues us. He made way for us to be saved by sending His Son, Jesus, into the world to rescue us. As people, we could not pay the price for our sins, so Jesus had to pay the price for us when He died on the cross. Because Jesus paid for our sins, He can awaken our hearts and call us to faith.

When we enter the Kingdom of light, the Lord transforms our hearts, and we begin to seek Him, turning to Him first for help and filling our thoughts with His desire for our life, not our own. As people, we are like clay on the potter’s wheel as the Lord molds and shapes us.

To learn how the Lord seeks us, listen here:

[1-3] Tyndale House Publishers. (2015). Holy Bible: New Living Translation . Tyndale House Publishers.

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