Echoes From the Campfire

Sometimes it seems God forgets us, but I reckon that is not so.”
              –Zane Grey  (Fighting Caravans)

    “I love those who love me, And those who seek me diligently will find me.”
              –Proverbs 8:17 (NKJV)
People in this world are so dissatisfied.  When they finally get what they think they want they find no real satisfaction in it; the joy in the object is fleeting.  Protestors on every hand, of every sort — Why?  Dissatisfaction and that comes from selfishness.  I want it.  I want it now!  I want it my way!  Then, perchance they get “it” and they find they are not satisfied with “it.”
    Believers, why is there so much dissatisfaction with them?  “To have a troubled heart means that you are not believing in God truly.” (Lloyd-Jones)  When we seek after righteousness the heart becomes calmer.  The men and women of faith faced much turmoil, yet in the midst of it they had joy, peace, and happiness.  If we continue to see those things in our life, we must not be believing in God.  We must not truly believe Who He is.  It may be also that we are not seeking after righteousness, and to do that we must believe in God.
    It is true, that unbelievers might have serious unrest in their heart and mind.  They want to satisfy themselves.  They want to be little gods, autonomous, right in their own eyes.  But they are never satisfied.  “’There is no peace,’ Says my God, ‘for the wicked.'” (Isaiah 57:21, NKJV).  No peace, no joy, no satisfaction; only fretting, desiring, lusting, seeking what they cannot ultimately find.
    People must accept God and His Word on its terms, not on their opinions or what they think He means.  “…There are no shortcuts once you begin to deal with God.  God demands something which is central from us; He demands a total allegiance.  You cannot take things out of the Gospel of Christ.  You must take the Gospel as it is without any modification or qualification.” (Lloyd-Jones)  You want to be blessed, have peace and joy, find happiness then start to seek after after God and His righteousness.
    Let me finish with some more from D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones.  Ponder these words and begin to seek God.

         “There is no start to God; He is life, He is everything, God the absolute and the eternal one, from everlasting to everlasting.  You cannot prove the being of God, you just take the revelation and you accept it; if you could prove it, it would mean that your mind is of necessity bigger than God Himself, so to believe in Him is to believe in His eternity.”