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As the Deer

Posted by appolus on May 27, 2014

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As I walk each morning I am always on the lookout for deer. It is a heavily forested area I walk through and so it can be difficult to see anything. Of course you could walk at dusk or dawn and increase your chance of seeing them, but you just never know. I was walking the other day and looking into the foliage and suddenly realized that I was looking right at the deer and she was looking right back at me. It was as if just one second before she was invisible but then she just appeared before my very eyes and I wondered how I did not see her before. The whole time my grandson was visiting me a few weeks ago, I was desperate for him to see a deer. I took him at the right time and the right places but we never saw one.

I thought about the manifest presence of God. I thought about seeking God. I thought about the wind and how we never know where it will blow next. It seems to me this is the way with God. If I only walked every now and again, or gave up walking because I never saw deer, it is likely that I would never see the deer. Yet, because I walk every day and seek every day, all of a sudden, there is the deer right there, looking at me. As it is with the deer, so it is with God. He is looking for those who will search diligently for Him, in fact the word says He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him. And the reward? To come into His presence. To ” know,” that He knows you, that He sees you, that He is watching over you. May our souls long after Him today and every day and if they do, all of a sudden, there He is.

2 Responses to “As the Deer”

  1. Steve said

    Brother, what a striking thought, that the reward is His Presence: and, I think, the deep truth of our walk. Feel that He’s been teaching me the same or a very-close truth. Praying one day that He’d bless various individuals, our congregation, His Body in this nation, etc. It seemed the Spirit was correcting me, that I was praying for blessings as if they were a pile of poker-chips he pushed across the table: that I should think of “blessing” is His PRESENCE.

    (By the way, it just dawned on me last week that I “knew” you from Andrew Strom’s former site: and that we’d even talked off-list about meeting some time when you happened to be in Lawrence to shop at Brit’s. Like yourself with the deer, sometimes it takes me a while to see what’s right in front of me. LOL.)

    In Jesus, Steve

    • appolus said

      Hey bro Steve. Would like to meet you one of these days. e-mail me at appolus@aol.com and see if we cannot sit down and have a coffee and some fellowship……………..bro Frank

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