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Lamp for Our Feet, Light for Our Path: Seeking
January 26, 2020

Lamp for Our Feet, Light for Our Path: Seeking

Speaker: Dr Jon Lovelady | Series: Lamp for Our Feet…Light for Our Path | Have you ever tried to find something in the dark? Most all of us have had that desperate moment in which we have lost something so important, so valuable, that we were compelled to search for it in the dark! However, as we search our desperation gives way to despair! It seems that there is a desperate search in the world around us, but it is in darkness. We can see the hopelessness that people experience when they do not find the meaning or purpose that makes life vibrant. In the sermon series, Lamp for Our Feet, Light for Our Path we turn to Isaiah 55:6-13. In the sermon, Seeking, this Word of the Lord from Isaiah gives us direction for overcoming the darkness of our desperate search to find an enduring light of joy! What are you seeking today? Find the meaning and joy that can truly lift your heart as you read Isaiah 55:6-13: Seek the LORD while he may be found; call on him while he is near. 7 Let the wicked forsake their ways and the unrighteous their thoughts. Let them turn to the LORD, and he will have mercy on them, and to our God, for he will freely pardon. 8 “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the LORD. 9 “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts. 10 As the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish, so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater, 11 so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it. 12 You will go out in joy and be led forth in peace; the mountains and hills will burst into song before you, and all the trees of the field will clap their hands. 13 Instead of the thornbush will grow the juniper, and instead of briers the myrtle will grow. This will be for the LORD’s renown, for an everlasting sign, that will endure forever.” (NIV)

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