God Will Find You If You Failed To Find Him

Saturday 9th February 2019 Prayer Devotion

Scripture Reading:- Luke 19:1-10

Topic:- God Will Find You If You Failed To Find Him

Text:- Luke 19:5

Reverend John Powell, a professor at Loyola University in Chicago, writes about a student in his Theology of Faith class named Tommy:
Some twelve years ago, I stood watching my university students file into the classroom for our first session in the Theology of Faith. That was the day I first saw Tommy.

My eyes and my mind both blinked. He was combing his long flaxen hair, which hung six inches below his shoulders. It was the first time I had ever seen a boy with hair that long. I guess it was just coming into fashion then. I know in my mind that it isn’t what’s on your head but what’s in it that counts. But on that day, I was unprepared and my emotions flipped.  I immediately filed Tommy under “S” for strange… Very strange.
Tommy turned out to be the “atheist in residence” in my Theology of Faith course. He constantly objected to, smirked at, or whined about the possibility of an unconditionally loving Father/God. We lived with each other in relative peace for one semester, although I admit he was for me at times a serious pain in the back pew.
When he came up at the end of the course to turn in his final exam, he asked in a cynical tone, “Do you think I’ll ever find God?”
I decided instantly on a little shock therapy. “No!” I said very emphatically. “Why not,” he responded, “I thought that was the product you were pushing.”

I let him get five steps from the classroom door and then I called out, “Tommy!  I don’t think you’ll ever find Him, but I am absolutely certain that He will find you! “He shrugged a little and left my class and my life.
I felt slightly disappointed at the thought that he had missed my clever line — He will find you! At least I thought it was clever. Later I heard that Tommy had graduated, and I was duly grateful.
Then a sad report came. I heard that Tommy had terminal cancer. Before I could search him out, he came to see me. When he walked into my office, his body was very badly wasted and the long hair had all fallen out as a result of chemotherapy. But his eyes were bright and his voice was firm, for the first time, I believe. “Tommy, I’ve thought about you so often; I hear you are sick,” I blurted out.
“Oh, yes, very sick. I have cancer in both lungs. It’s a matter of weeks.” “Can you talk about it, Tom?” I asked. “Sure, what would you like to know?” he replied.
“What’s it like to be only twenty-four and dying? “Well, it could be worse. “Like what? “Well, like being fifty and having no values or ideals, like being fifty and thinking that booze, seducing women, and making money are the real biggies in life..”

I began to look through my mental file cabinet under “S” where I had filed Tommy as strange. It seems as though everybody I try to reject by classification, God sends back into my life to educate me.
“But what I really came to see you about,” Tom said, “is something you said to me on the last day of class. “He remembered! He continued, “I asked you if you thought I would ever find God and you said, ‘No!’ which surprised me.
Then you said, ‘But He will find you.’ I thought about that a lot, even though my search for God was hardly intense at that time.
Really, He had found me, that was the reason I was looking for you.

Prayer Points:-
1. Oh Lord God, it is time You save the lost souls in my family that they might come and accept Your divine salvation, in the name of Jesus Christ.
2. Oh Lord God, help me to be able to minister Your divine salvation to the unsaved one henceforth by fire, in the name of Jesus Christ.
3. Oh Lord God, save Nigeria from those who have determined to Islamic Nigeria, in the name of Jesus Christ.

Have A Lovely Saturday!

Pastor Timothy Ogundele-Jesu

Pastor Timothy Ogundele-Jesu

Pastor Tim Ogundele_Jesu is a Minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and an apostle by the grace of God. He has been used by God prominently in the area of salvation, healing, blessing, and especially deliverance.

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