Did you ever set your heart to seek the Lord? – That’s how Richard Owen Roberts opens a powerful short sermon nugget I helped produce nearly a decade ago. In today’s special edition episode, we listen to a three minute message from Roberts about our need to seek God and live fully for Him.
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Episode 016 Overview
In this episode, you will hear a powerful reminder from a sermon of yesteryear on our need to seek God
Show Notes / Additional Resources
- Hebrews 11:6 – But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.
- Listen to other Bravehearted Thots and Short Films
- Listen to the entire sermon “Seek My Face” by Richard Owen Roberts on the Bravehearted Voices Podcast (sermon releases this Thursday)
Transcript of the Bravehearted Thot:
Richard Owen Roberts – sermon: Seek My Face
Now that provokes me to put a question to you personally. Did you ever set your heart to seek the Lord? I didn’t ask if you seek the Lord at one time. I asked did you ever set your heart to seek the Lord?
If we don’t set our hearts to seek God, His Kingdom, His righteousness, then what we’re going to do is to descend to the level of the pagan.
Our very nature is such that we are certain to seek something or someone. There isn’t anybody who doesn’t seek something. And if we follow our nature, we will seek the inconsequential. We’ve got to set our hearts to seek the Lord.
Dear friends, people have said to me, since being in this very church, “I don’t know that there is any hope.” Don’t talk that way to me! I worship and serve a God who when His people seek Him, He lets them find Him.
The thing that concerns me is not will God let us find Him, but will we seek Him? The failure is not on God’s part, obviously its on our part. We can live in the hour of greatest emergency of our entire lives and we can act as casually and indifferently as if we were living in the day of glorious spiritual victory and harvest.
If we will seek Him, He will let us find Him. And our only hope is to seek the face of God.
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