“God makes the first move…”

prayingpsalmsFrom Eugene H. Peterson’s Praying With the Psalms:

O LORD, you have searched me and known me. You know when I sit down and when I rise up; you discern my thoughts from far away. ~Psalm 139:1-2

Any true life of the spirit must be narrated as a story of God’s search for humankind, not humankind’s search for God. God makes the first move; he understands our being and is conversant with our most personal inner life. His seeking removes all the panic from faith and all the anxiety from hope. All our works can be response and all our words praise.

PRAYER: “I sought the Lord, and afterward I knew He moved my soul to seek Him, seeking me; it was not I that found, O Savior try; no, I was found of Thee” (Anonymous, “I Sought the Lord”).  Amen.

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