January Verses ~ Pursue & Seek

by | Jan 1, 2022 | General, Monthly Bible Verses, Printables | 0 comments

{See below for printables}

Before moving too far into 2022, let’s take a quick trip back to the 1300’s. Here we find one of the earliest definitions of “resolution,” taken from a Latin word meaning “a process of reducing things into simpler forms.”

Over the centuries, the word’s usage and meaning changed and evolved.  But if we consider that early definition, we may very well get to the heart of what we truly desire in its “simplest form,”  the greatest “resolution” for 2022 and beyond: to echo the highest desire of David’s heart, reduced into its simplest form.  And what was that one thing he desired?  To dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of his life and to behold His beauty (Psalm 27:4).

Maybe we could use a little simplifying ourselves as we consider all that is in front of us this new year.  What if we begin this year with HIS words and HIS heart as to what we should pursue?  And taking it a step further, what if we prayed for the desire to pursue these things, recognizing that it is God who works within us, both to will and to do for His good pleasure ?

A.W. Tozer said, “O God, I have tasted Thy goodness, and it has both satisfied me and made me thirsty for more. I am painfully conscious of my need of further grace. I am ashamed of my lack of desire. O God, the Triune God, I want to want Thee; I long to be filled with longing; I thirst to be made more thirsty still. Show me Thy glory, I pray Thee, that so I may know Thee indeed. Begin in mercy a new work of love within me. Say to my soul, ‘Rise up, my love, my fair one, and come away.’ Then give me grace to rise and follow Thee.”

I, too, long to be filled with longing and long for those I love to be filled with longing; to pursue and seek Him above all other pursuits, however noble they may be.

That is why I have compiled 31 verses, each centered on the theme of pursuing and seeking (one for each day of the month of January) to read, reflect upon, and make my prayer for myself and others.

Would you join me?

Download PDF: January Daily Verses

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