Searchlight
with Pastor Jon Courson

Bible and Menora
Daily Devotional
September 26
Seek ye the LORD while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near.
Isaiah 55:6
 
Seek the Lord while He may be found. Why? Because in Genesis 6:3, God said His Spirit would not always strive with man. If you’re not saved, there will be a time when you may seek the Lord, but you won’t be able to find Him. There comes a time when all hope of salvation is lost and all that’s left is despair.

Hearing the crowds gather, Bartimaeus asked what was happening. “Jesus of Nazareth is coming,” he was told.

When he heard Jesus and His disciples walking down the road, he cried, “Son of David, have mercy upon me.”

“Be quiet!” the crowd scolded. But Luke tells us Bartimaeus cried all the more, causing Jesus to stop and ask him what he wanted.

“That my eyes might be opened,” Bartimaeus answered.

And at that point, Bartimaeus was healed (Luke 18).

What if Bartimaeus had said, “Jesus is coming, huh? I’ve heard He can do some amazing things. Next time He comes by, I’m going to cry out to Him. Next time He’s in the area, I’ll call out to Him.” If Bartimaeus had not cried out at that time, he would never have been healed.

So too, the Holy Spirit comes by us and whispers, “Go pray. Take a half hour and read the Word. Go for a walk through your neighborhood with Me.” Rather than an audible voice, these are impressions that tug on our hearts. If you put them off, you may find you missed a unique opportunity to receive a healing, a blessing, a work of God in your life.
 

This Daily Devotional is an excerpt from the book "A Day of Feasting" by Pastor Jon. "A Day of Feasting" is a collection of 365 short devotions from the Old Testament books of Joshua through Malachi.If you would like your own copy of "A Day of Feasting" you may click here to go to the SearchLight Store.