“Oh, that we might know the Lord! Let us press on to know him. He will respond to us as surely as the arrival of dawn or the coming of rains in early spring.” — Hosea 6:3
There are so many things we can devote our time to — so many things we can give our lives for. Many people around us have decided to give their full allegiance to work, or money, or family, or success. Many more have bought into the foolish idea — “You only live once so, live it up!”
As you reflect upon this past year, ask yourself, “What have I given my time to this year? What have I have given my life for this year? How would those around me answer that question about me?”
This verse reminds us that we are to “press on”, to be devoted to, and to fight for, our relationship with Jesus! Sure, it is good to be devoted to our families, to be hard workers, and to be successful in our efforts. But, how much more should we “press on” to know the Lord?!
I have often prayed that God would make me a man who knows Him more than any other man on earth. I know it may seem selfish to ask that of the Lord, but it’s my genuine, spirit-filled desire. I want to KNOW God.
To be honest, the reason I pray this way is because of the second half of this verse in Hosea — “He will respond to us as surely as the arrival of dawn, or the coming of rains in early spring.” When you think of refreshment, when you think of renewal, when you think of new beginnings, it is nearly impossible not to think of the breaking morning light and the life giving waters of spring rain!
For the Christian, God asks us to press on to know Him. In return, His promises to refresh, to renew, and to bring life.
This year, press on to know the Lord, because spring is coming!
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