and saw the Lord speaking. ‘Quick!’ he said to me. ‘Leave Jerusalem immediately, because they will not accept your testimony about me.’ Acts 22:18 (NIV)
Right where people should be most open to the encouragement for seeking God, we can often find distraction, protest and refusal. People like the notions of God that they have cultivated and weighed within their own hearts and their own minds. Some choose their comfort over heart-felt seeking. Some prefer getting lost in technicalities. But the question of what we should be doing with Jesus still stands. If He is our Savior, the Lamb of God, then we should be making whatever adjustments necessary in our lives to be as close to Him as possible. Is this what we dedicate our days to? Or are there times when we too will not accept?
The call of Christ is to Himself. Men and women are to come unto Him. We are to seek the pardon that is given only to those who put their trust in Him. No other name has been given that will cleans us. No fine arguments will save us. We need Hearts determinedly with His. Our souls must be committed an actual bond with Him. No confidence in practices or declarations will suffice. We must each truly walk with our Lord. Will we not accept this quest today? Shall we strive to be right in His Presence?
Our hearts leap up at Your call! We hear of You and sense the burning need to come! We must have You today! We need You in our lives and in all that we do! Help our heart and our will to not accept anything less we pray!