For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through the endurance taught in the Scriptures and the encouragement they provide we might have hope. Romans
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Again, the next day, John stood with two of his disciples. And looking at Jesus as He walked, he said, “Behold the Lamb of God!” The two disciples heard him speak, and they followed Jesus. Then Jesus turned, and seeing them following, said to them, “What do you seek?” They said to Him, “Rabbi” (which is to say, when translated, Teacher), “where are You staying?” He said to them, “Come and see.” They came and saw where He was staying, and remained with Him that day (now it was about the tenth hour). One of the two who heard John [speak], and followed Him, was Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother. He first found his own brother Simon, and said to him, “We have found the Messiah” (which is translated, the Christ). And he brought him to Jesus. Now when Jesus looked at him, He said, “You are Simon the son of Jonah. You shall be called Cephas” (which is translated, A Stone).
What are you looking for? And given a new name. All humanity is born with an inner drive to seek something of meaning. Christ asks “What are you looking for?” Answers will vary depending on the situation or state of being. Whatever the answer, the Lord can supply what is being sought.
It would be good to start at this place and ask – “What am I looking for?” The place to find the answer is in Christ and His Word. When this meeting takes place, do not be surprised if a new name is given. An encounter with Christ that is accepting of Him will result in a new creation with a new name. Give up the old nature, old conditions and accept Christ’s new nature, one that can deal with any conditions thrown their way.
Pray – The fulfillment of a total being was found in You, Lord. Reconnected to the Creator brought peace and trust.
Repent – I repent for looking in all the wrong places for what I had in You.
Ask – Keep me from wandering in that direction again.
Yes – Your Word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path.
Source: John and Psalms