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Look Where You Lost Him !!!!!!

21 Jan

Night after night on my bed
I looked for the man I love.
I looked for him, but I didn’t find him.

Song of Solomon 3:1

Tell me where you lost the company of Christ, and I will tell you the most likely place to find Him. Have you lost Christ in the closet by restraining prayer? Then it is there you must seek and find Him. Did you lose Christ by sin? You will find Christ in no other way but by the giving up of the sin, and seeking by the Holy Spirit to mortify the member in which the lust dwells. Did you lose Christ by neglecting the Scriptures? You must find Christ in the Scriptures. It is a true proverb, “Look for a thing where you dropped it–it is there.” So look for Christ where you lost Him, for He has not gone away.

But it is hard work to go back for Christ. Bunyan tells us that the pilgrim found the piece of the road back to the Arbor of Ease, where he lost his roll, the hardest he had ever traveled. Twenty miles onward is easier than to go one mile back for the lost evidence. Take care, then, when you find your Master, to cling close to Him.

But how is it you have lost Him? One would have thought you would never have parted with such a precious friend, whose presence is so sweet, whose words are so comforting, and whose company is so dear to you! How is it that you did not watch Him every moment for fear of losing sight of Him? Yet, since you have let Him go, what a mercy that you are seeking Him, even though you mournfully groan, “O that I knew where I might find Him!”

Go on seeking, for it is dangerous to be without your Lord. Without Christ you are like a sheep without its shepherd, like a tree without water at its roots, like a withered leaf in the storm–not bound to the tree of life. With your whole heart seek Him, and He will be found by you. Only give yourself thoroughly up to the search, and truly you shall yet discover Him to your joy and gladness.

Truth For Today Daily by Alistair Begg

 
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19 responses to “Look Where You Lost Him !!!!!!

  1. mzpresser

    January 21, 2015 at 5:35 am

    Love

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  2. realchange4u

    January 21, 2015 at 12:32 pm

    Lord help me to always keep you close to! Heart. Keep me Lord that I would not sin.
    Love this post. Thanks Levi.

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    • Levi Thetford

      January 21, 2015 at 4:20 pm

      Keep me close Lord is my prayer too, Tom. Love you man!

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  3. The Gospel of Barney

    January 21, 2015 at 3:17 pm

    Amen, Levi, repent, be forgiven, Christ didn’t go anywhere, we usually need to do that 180 degree turn the word “repent” means!

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  4. Brandon Sawyer (APoetsHeart51)

    January 21, 2015 at 3:37 pm

    thank you!

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  5. Susan Irene Fox

    January 22, 2015 at 12:38 pm

    “like a withered leaf in the storm–not bound to the tree of life.” What a profound image. Bless you, Levi for sharing this.

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  6. SLIMJIM

    January 23, 2015 at 4:56 am

    Wow this is a very profound point: “Tell me where you lost the company of Christ, and I will tell you the most likely place to find Him.”
    Often it’s the area of sin that distract us that has become our idols that we need to repent of!

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    • Levi Thetford

      January 23, 2015 at 8:56 am

      Exactly. And then the sin continues to grow into others, little by little, until we are living in an avalanche of sin.

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  7. Elouise

    January 23, 2015 at 6:14 pm

    So simple–look where you lost him. Better sooner than later. I like your “avalanche of sin” phrase in your comment just above. Still, there was a starting point–which isn’t always easy to pin down. So simple and so difficult.
    Elouise

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  8. Rebecca

    January 26, 2015 at 8:58 am

    Thanks for the lovely post, Levi. I love Alistair Begg.

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  9. heavenlyraindrops

    January 26, 2015 at 10:25 am

    Beautiful.

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  10. demilhadey

    February 3, 2015 at 11:39 am

    Levi, its been a while. How are you?

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    • Levi Thetford

      February 3, 2015 at 1:03 pm

      Hey Demi. Thanks for checking on me. I’m well but extremely busy and I’ve had to change some things. I’m preparing for out reaches in 4 different countries coming up soon. Much to do. I hope you’re doing well. 🙂

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      • demilhadey

        February 3, 2015 at 3:23 pm

        I’m doing well, posted something new just recently too. You should read it
        Its good that you’re well. May God engrace you to do even more for Him. 🙂

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  11. donna213

    February 7, 2015 at 7:00 pm

    Never lost, but always questioning. Good luck on your travels. I wish you a safe journey.

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  12. lifeaschristy

    March 7, 2015 at 4:14 pm

    We are nothing without christ

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    • Levi Thetford

      March 7, 2015 at 4:25 pm

      Exactly Christy. The verse you quoted is a great verse in the subject. Have a great and blessed weekend!!!

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