Hosea 6:3 – Let us know, let us press on to know the Lord;
his appearing is as sure as the dawn;
he will come to us like the showers,
like the spring rains that water the earth.
Let us know, let us press on to know the Lord
It’s so interesting to me that I found this verse today. I always try to pray before I begin writing my blog, and today I prayed about it, did some other work, cruised around on Facebook and saw this verse featured on the KLOVE page. The reason I find it interesting is that I was having a discussion this morning with a friend of mine. She said she felt like our friendship had drifted from its focus of having God at the center of our friendship. For months now we’ve been praying or doing Bible study most of the time we got together. Lately, I think we’ve veered from that modus operandi. Our women’s Bible study on Tuesdays took a break for the month of July. I think we’re feeling the impact of that, and sadly we’ve not been as vigilant on our prayers together. Sadly, this has allowed Satan to start working his evil in our lives. Today, by the grace of God we were able to refocus ourselves and pray together again. When we are not vigilant, not pressing on to know the Lord, it’s not just that we stop seeking God (though that is bad enough), but that Satan is given the opportunity to encourage us to pull even further away. We may start to back slide on the things the Lord has been changing in our lives. We need to continually press on to know the Lord.
His appearing is as sure as the dawn
We can be sure that every time we come to the Lord to know Him more, He is there. Like in this verse in Hosea, His appearing is as sure as the dawn. Are you worried the sun won’t rise tomorrow? Most of us can emphatically say no. So as sure as we are that the sun will rise tomorrow, we can be sure our Lord Jesus Christ will be there for us each and every time we seek Him. He’s not playing hide and seek with us. He’s playing seek. We are to seek Him, and He will be found.
He will come to us like the showers, like the spring rains that water the earth.
I love this imagery. I love the idea that when He comes to us, He is watering us. He’s giving us what we need so that we may grow. He’s soaking us with His presence. We are so fortunate to have a God who doesn’t just give us what we need, but He gives to us in abundance. We need nothing more than we need to be in His presence. And as we can be sure He will be there, we also know He is there in abundance. We are soaked with Him. We are showered upon by Him, and we are watered with His word. We are able to grow in Him and become all He has planned for us to be.
What are you sure of?