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Finding God - Jasmine's Journey of Healing


But if from there you seek the Lord your God, you will find him if you seek him with all your heart and with all your soul. Deuteronomy 4:29 (NIV)


But when you’re there, you’ll look for the Eternal your God. If every part of you is invested in the search, heart and soul, then you’ll find Him. Deuteronomy 4:29 (VOICE)


This is a very interesting promise because it comes on the heels of what will happen if God's people forget about Him and serve other gods. Even after deliberately turning our backs on Him He still holds out this promise once the hearts of His people turn back toward Him again.


I needed this reminder tonight. I need to meditate on this aspect of Who God is. He is here. He is always here, ready to be found when we are desperate to find Him. I am desperate. Desperate to feel His presence and hear Him speak words of love into my heart for Jasmine. I am determined to find where He is in all of this. I will not take a "maybe" or a "wait" from Him today. He is bigger than that, I NEED Him to be bigger than that today. The devil did not create my daughter, God did. The devil didn't die to save my daughter, God did. The devil has not promised her a future and a hope, God has. So the way I see it, God has the final word, not the devil. I need God's Words to come pouring into my heart and soul like a raging river. I've spent years praying powerful Scriptures over her life and now I need a harvest. I need the Holy Spirit to bring up those Scriptures with hope and life and healing. I need to open my Bible and see Scriptures with halos around them as God tells me that His Word is healing Jasmine now!


Bill Johnson spoke once about how when he really needs to hear from God he will shut himself in with his Bible and the Holy Spirit and not move until God begins to speak to him. That's where I'm at. I'd like to step away from normal life for as long as it takes until God speaks clearly to me through His Word and I know how to go to battle for my daughter's healing!


I am going to carry Deut. 4:29 in my heart and in my prayers all week as I wait for Him to come through on this promise. That's how I seek Him with all my heart and with all my soul... taking Him at His Word and believing it!

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