Let God Find You
— A Quote by Henri Nouwen in “The Return of the Prodigal Son”
“For most of my life I have struggled to find God, to know God, to love God. I have tried hard to follow the guidelines of the spiritual life — pray always, work for others, read the Scriptures — and to avoid the many temptations to dissipate myself. I have failed many times but always tried again, even when I was close to despair.”
“Now I wonder whether I have sufficiently realized that during all this time God has been trying to find me, to know me, and to love me. The question is not ‘How am I to find God?’ but ‘How am I to let myself be found by him?’ …The question is not ‘How am I to love God?’ but ‘How am I to let myself be loved by God?’”
– Henri J. M. Nouwen, “The Return of the Prodigal Son”, p. 106
‘How am I to let myself be found by him?’
‘How am I to let myself be loved by God?’
The only action required is to accept the free gift and enter into His rest. I have read that Henri says pray always taken back to its original Hebrew should translatef enter into rest. So if this is true no work is required on our part. That is the same with salvation, righteousness, grace, etc. ALL FREE GIFTS! NO ACTION NEEDED ON OUR PART.
Let God find you. He already provided ALL.
The finished work of the cross.
Amen. I like what Blaise Foret said in the video clip on your other post, “I’ve retired and am now living off HIS benefits.” 🙂