This week we launch our new series called “Encounters”. Over the coming weeks we will be exploring what it means to encounter God and why we need to seek encounters to grow as believers.
As we begin this series we look at the life of King David, described in scripture as a man after God’s own heart, who sort to live in the very presence of God. Like David this may be the desire of your heart, but as we see in David’s life sadly sin can often interrupt this desire. We must strive to keep encountering God because this is where we find peace, love, direction, hope and so much more! As we read in Psalm 27:4: “One thing I ask from the Lord, this only do I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze on the beauty of the Lord and to seek him in his temple.”
When we look at encounters in scripture we see that:
1. Encountering God is the Start of Being Alive
You cannot ask Jesus into your life and have the Spirit dwell within you without encountering Jesus.
2. Encounters with God Grow Us
3. Encounters with God Are Necessary and Ongoing
Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. 13 You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. 14 I will be found by you.”
Listen along to the message this morning for some insight into how to seek God!
Over the next few weeks we will be looking at Encounters in the Word and will see how when we meet with God we come away changed, empowered and inspired to do mighty things!