Prone to Wander, Lord I Feel It

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O to grace how great a debtor

Daily I’m constrained to be

Let Thy goodness like a fetter

Bind my wandering heart to Thee

Prone to wander Lord I feel it

Prone to leave the God I love

Here’s my heart, Lord, take and seal it, seal it for Thy courts above

I’m a wanderer. Honestly most of us are. Wait, you know what? We ALL are prone to wander. It’s in our nature, unfortunately. At one point or another in the different areas of life, we have wandered from the Lord.

Maybe we didn’t get the answer we were hoping for when we asked the Lord. Take a few steps back.

Maybe a tragedy occurred and we blamed God. Take 5 steps back.

Maybe life’s battles just overwhelmed us and we can’t see how a loving God would allow so much suffering. Pull back even further.

Eventually we’re so far back we can’t even feel the Lord’s presence.

Whatever it is….we are wanderers. We are that one sheep that the Lord comes to rescue.

Life is hard. It isn’t always fair. There’s no denying that.

But we have a God who is ALWAYS on our side. We have a God who knows what’s best for us. He always has, always is and always will be on our side!

When you start to feel that tug meant to pull you away from God, pull back…return to the Lord.

Count it ALL joy.

Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles of any kind come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy. For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be perfect and complete, needing nothing.

James 1:2-4

Seek the Lord Always

8 Come near to God and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded. James 4:8

13 You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. Jeremiah 29:13

33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Matthew 6:33

10 The lions may grow weak and hungry, but those who seek the LORD lack no good thing. Psalm 34:10

4 Look to the LORD and his strength; seek his face always. Psalm 105:4

6 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. Isaiah 55:6-7

The most common mistake Christians make in worship today is seeking an experience rather than seeking God

Rick Warren

“Don’t let past mistakes keep you from seeking God” ~ Billy Graham