Edward Hancock II
The Imperfect Blog
|Posted by EHancock2 on August 4, 2015 at 5:05 PM|
I haven't blogged since May. It had been my intention to start posting my weekly SUNDAY SERMON posts I do on Facebook, but I ultimately decided against it. I'm not sure why, really. I just really got the feeling that, if nothing else, it wasn't the time.
I think too many people are self-seeking in their dealings/posts about God. I read some of the things they say or watch the video and I wonder "are you glorifying yourself or your God?" Honestly, sometimes I just can't tell.
Me? I don't want to honor myself. Anything GOOD in me is of God, placed there through the influences of Godly people such as my grandparents. I might sit here typing my books or I might go to the book signings or I might physically do this and that, but the GLORY is and will always belong to God.
The Bible says if we pray to be seen, BEING SEEN will be our reward. But if we pray in our secret chamber, we shall have a rich and full life, blessed beyond anything we can imagine.
Of course, I type that and some of you reading this may think I'm talking about diamonds and gold. I'm not.
Let me illustrate it this way.
The Bible ALSO says, "Seek ye first the kingdom of heaven...." right? Seek God first. Seek Heaven's Divine Will. And all of your heart's desires will be added unto you.
But think about what's required for that to happen.
In the flesh, we seek after a new house, new car, better job, more money. Maybe those things get added to us. Maybe they don't. Either way, they are temporary.
If, on the other hand, we FIRST SEEK GOD, our wants and needs change. We start to seek homeless people we can feed. We start to SEEK lost sheep we can shepherd. We start to seek sadness we can bring to joy. We seek our place in the world. We seek the way(s) in which WE can make the world a better place. In short, we seek a lasting legacy. Like a pebble thrown into an ocean. If left undisturbed, those ripples would never end. They would stretch out and out and out and out and out.
In a Christian's life, we are that pebble. I know my granny was. And I am her ripple. I and my cousins in this generation. Our children are likewise her ripple, as we teach future generations about the love of God. And they, in turn, teach their kids. If left undisturbed, this ripple will grow and grow.
Now, if we start with me as the pebble, I have to ask myself what ripples am I leaving in this world? Am I leaving the right ripples. am I GROWING a world for God? Well between blogs like this and my series of books, I truly hope I am reaching lost sheep. People who've spent their whole lives thinking they were not clean enough to come to God.
Friends, come to God as you are. let Him clean you, okay? He does the best job anyway. He does it right.
SEEK God...Seek, and ye shall find Him!
Delight yourself in the ways of the Lord.
And everything in your changed servant's heart shall be yours.
You may not have diamonds and gold, a fancy car or new house, but really.... like the saying goes, you can't take it with you.
Take care, gang!
Till next time, this blog is brought to you by the letters W, E and H and by the number 2