Seek His Presence, Not His Presents

If God didn’t hesitate to put everything on the line for us, embracing our condition and exposing himself to the worst by sending his own Son, is there anything else he wouldn’t gladly and freely do for us?

(Romans 8:32 MSG)

I once heard a young girl express a wish to marry a rich man. “I hope that you’ll love him too and not just his money,” I remarked. “Of course, I’ll love him and his kids too,” she answered. Her desire to be with someone wealthy got me thinking about how oftentimes, people pursue God’s presents rather than His presence. There are very few Christians who seek God for who He is than for what He has. In today’s Scripture, Paul asks a very good question, “If God didn’t hesitate to put everything on the line for us, embracing our condition and exposing himself to the worst by sending his own Son, is there anything else he wouldn’t gladly and freely do for us?” (Romans 8:32). Yes, God is the ultimate giver, but He is also looking for people who will seek His presence rather than His presents. Seek Him today.

If you chase God, blessings will chase you.

–Joyce Meyer

Published by risingwiththeson

Farah obtained her Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree (with a double major in English and Religious Studies) from the University of Toronto, where she also completed her Bachelor of Education (OISE). While she enjoys teaching, writing gives Farah equal pleasure. She began to exercise this passion with the publication of "Rising with the Son," her daily devotional blog. It is designed to help strengthen the faith of her readers in Jesus. Through her writing, it is Farah's wish to inspire others and help them develop a closer relationship with God and His Son, Jesus Christ.

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