The Same Spot Every Day for a Year


Manage episode 283974238 series 1391089
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I’m Doug Apple...and my heart is on fire. (Luke 24:32) As I write this, I am fresh off of watching the documentary called My Octopus Teacher. It’s about a man who came across a small octopus in the waters off of South Africa. The octopus caught his interest, and even seemed, for an octopus anyway, somewhat friendly. So he made a decision. What would happen if he came back to that same spot every day for a year? Could he win the trust of an octopus? What would he learn and discover in the process? So he did it, and filmed it, and now it’s a popular documentary. But it got me thinking about our relationship with God. God also is very mysterious and different, full of wonders. What would happen if we decided to go meet with God in the same spot every day for a year? I mean, a man did it for an octopus, one of God’s incredible creations, surely we could do it for the Creator Himself, right? Hebrews 11:6 says that God is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him. James 4:8 says that when we draw near to God, He will draw near to us. Isaiah 55:6 tells us to seek the Lord while He may be found. And listen closely to Psalm 14:2. It says that the Lord looks down from heaven on all mankind to see if anyone is seeking Him. Am I seeking Him? Are you? This man sought to form a relationship with an octopus by going to the same spot every day for a year and seeing what would happen. What if we sought to form a relationship with God by going to meet Him in the same spot every day for a year? One thing I know for sure. If we commit ourselves to draw near to God like that…He will draw near to us. And the results will be amazing. May God bless you today. I’m Doug Apple.

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