Here are my verses for ABC's of the Word hosted by Pam at Grey Like Snuffie, my word is EARNESTLY.
O God, you are my God, EARNESTLY I seek you; my soul thirsts for you, my body longs for you, in a dry and weary land where there is no water. I have seen you in the sanctuary and beheld your power and your glory. Because your love is better than life, my lips will glorify you. ~ Ps 63:1-3 (NIV)
What does it mean to be EARNEST? It is an action word which dictionary.com describes as "with a purposeful or sincere intent; serious; determined". Think back to when you became "EARNEST" about your faith and your relationship with God. When did you become purposeful, serious and determined? It came about for me when I became broken of me and broken for Him.
As we are working through the Esther study in our community Bible study, Beth so sweetly stated:
"You cannot amputate your history from your destiny...your past and your future shares the same root--Jesus"!
Does not your past make you want to be more EARNEST in your search of not only more faith but also for your destiny? Your personal destiny? Your destiny as a wife or mother? As a women of God? Our destiny, our purpose in Christ is revealed when we EARNESTLY seek Him and allow Him to use all of who we are..the good, the bad, the ugly...the forgiven, the redeemed, the lovely.
And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who EARNESTLY seek Him. ~ Hebrews 11:6 (NIV)
Lord, I chose to be EARNEST for you. It is the word I chose to live by, not just for today but always. EARNESTLY I will seek you Lord. Grow my faith. Amen.
Be EARNEST ladies!