The Quest

Sunday, February 10, 2019
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Ephesians 1:16-18 – I have not stopped giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers. I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better. I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints. (NIV)

During the winter months in the north, it gets very dark. In the mornings, it stays dark until 9:30, sometimes 9:45, depending upon the weather. I hate the dark, so I have lots of large windows, as well as lights. I also work best in the early hours and like to get my vacuuming and cleaning done as early as possible. Doing it while it is still dark outside, however, is always a challenge. Even with the lights all on, it never fails that when the sun finally comes up and illuminates my home with its brightness, it also highlights bits and pieces of fluff and dust and hair that I had missed before it shone.

One day, to help alleviate this problem, I decided to buy a new floor lamp. This should make a huge difference during the dark winter months, I thought. And it did. My daughter and I were amazed at how much brighter the living area was during that first winter after my purchase. After a while, however, we found ourselves complaining once again that it was so dark in the living room. We bought a new light, and it is doing its job, but still, our quest is for more light.

This quest for more light, which we go through each winter, has reminded me also of the need always to be seeking more and more enlightenment in regards to knowing God better and better. God is eternal. He is never-ending. This truth means that we can never completely know Him. There will always be more to discover, more to enjoy, more to be contemplating, but only if we keep seeking more spiritual light through prayer, study, fellowship, and obedience. This is a quest which I am determined, as God is my helper, not to forsake.

How about you? Will you join me in continuing to ask that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give us the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that we may know Him better? Will you pray that the eyes of our hearts may be enlightened in order that we may know the hope to which He has called us, the riches of His glorious inheritance in His holy people? Indeed, what a quest that would be, for the results would be limitless from now throughout eternity.

Prayer: Father God, thank You that You answer our prayers when they line up according to Your good and perfect will. The quest to know You better and better is our desire for this day and all the days or our lives. Bless us abundantly, O Lord, as only You can, that more and more people might see You alive and ever-growing in us and desire to be enlightened, too. In Christ's name, we ask. Amen.

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  • PresbyCan Feedback says:

    Thank you!

    So true, thanks Lynne!

    Yes! Amen and Amen! Blessings.

    Thank you, Lynn. A good quest for all of us.

    Thank you, Lynne. Jesus is the light of the world.

    I live in Canada and I do NOT agree with you regarding light.

    Thank you Lynn. My days are dark lately. Your message is bringing light in my walk today.

    Thanks for the challenge to know God better and better. Your writing is so good. Bless you.

    Good morning, Lynne,
    I always appreciate your devotionals. Thank you. This morning I was crying out to the Lord asking to know His mind on a difficult matter. Your devotional is an answer to my prayer.

    Know what you mean about the light in winter, Lynne. Growing up in the North, I still never got used to the darkness that stayed 6 months of the year. Thank you for using it as an illustration for a lovely devotional.

    I sure can relate to your message today, Lynne! I, too, don’t like the dark. In fact, I suffer from SAD – seasonal affective disorder. When I use my blue light therapy in the mornings I find it helps.
    Won’t heaven be wonderful. No more darkness only the light of God’s glory!

    Hi Lynne,
    Great devotional today, Thank you! Brought back to my remembrance the great song:
    Give me oil in my lamp, keep me burning
    May you have a wonderful Sunday.

    Greetings Lynne,
    Thanks for another great devotional. Truly our quest for Christ brings us some very remarkable answers and the light He shines upon us in our darkest hour of need is amazing.
    Blessings to you

    Thank you for your devotional for today in challenging us to pray more and have the light of God’s Word in our hearts. I love the admonishment that Paul gives in all of his epistles to pray.
    I got the PresbyCan devotional from a 93 year old lady several years ago, and have been so grateful for these every day.

    Praise God for His light and patience as we linger too often in the dark.

    Amen Lynne.
    Life is dark without Jesus.
    Keep shining for Jesus Lynne!

    Another great devotional my friend. Thank you. May God bless your vacuuming and dusting today!!!
    Hi Lynn,
    A good devotional as usual, and yes we do need to ask the Lord for His guidance every day.
    Thank you for writing. Keep up the good work

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