“Even though you are banished to the ends of the earth, the Lord your God will gather you from there and bring you back again.” Deuteronomy 30:4 (NLT) .

There is no deeper desire in the depths of our fragile hearts than to be sought after and loved. Our relational needs flow from this; we want to be known, desired, sought after, and found! Isn’t it astonishing that we spend the majority of our lives creating relationships, in the hopes that we’ll be noticed, and accepted, as we are?

We wanted to build relationships, to be desired, but we were disappointed. We’ve taken great measures to find what God alone can give us: security.

But God has also gone to great lengths to seek us…with the same determination as a shepherd embarking on a quest to find his lost sheep. (Read Matthew 18:12-13)

Not only does He search for you and find you, but, expressing the stunning depths of His love, He brings you back. So, you can return to Him after being far from Him and experience spiritual awakening.

You may have been let down, and perhaps you’re afraid to trust again. But Jesus is different. Wherever you are, Jesus can gather you up and bring you back. Run into His arms. They’re open wide…May this day be the day that you experience greater intimacy with Him, by His Holy Spirit.

“Father, my prayer life is lacking Your presence. When You seek me, I don’t always answer Your call. Forgive me…Thank You for seeking me. I want to know You better. I want to respond today. In Jesus’ name, Amen”.

SOURCE: Culled from Jesus.net.

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