A LOVE HUNT

Luke 15:8-9 ‘Or suppose a woman has ten silver coins and loses one. Does she not light a lamp, sweep the house and SEARCH carefully until she finds it? And when she finds it, she calls her friends and neighbors together and says, ‘Rejoice with me; I have found my lost coin.’

HUNT…can be define as: SEARCH, forage, go in quest of, look high and low, try to find, investigate etc.

By nature, we are all LOVE HUNTERS. That’s how God created us…to function in and within our community. Our love quests range from the love of parents, siblings, friends and neighbors; the quest for excellence in our studies, careers, hobbies, religion or God etc. Our hunting or search can arise in two forms. Either, we are hunting for something we had but lost or something new which we are aiming. But no matter which form, there is always a sense of deep satisfaction when one finds what they are in pursuit of. And of course, in the same way…we read about the Parable of the lost coin. Here we see a woman who had ten coins but loses one of them. Instead of being content with the nine remaining…she gets out of her way to go searching for the one which is missing.

Yeah…you might wonder. What does that have to do with me? But as I said…we are LOVE HUNTERS. So…I think this has to do with you. This is what the woman did. She lit her lamp, swept the house and searched carefully.

Her lit lamp represents…THE WORD OF GOD

Psalm 119:105 Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.

Her swept house represents….A CLEANED HEART

Psalms 139:23-24 Search me, O God and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me into the way everlasting.

Her careful search represents….HER PASSION FOR LIFE

Psalm 126:5-6 Those who sow in tears will reap with songs of joy. He who goes out weeping carrying seed to sow, will return with songs of joy carrying sheaves with him.

Does this speak of you? Do you go out on your LOVE HUNT for souls prepared?

This is what PROVERBS 11:30 says about your LOVE HUNTING.

The fruit of the RIGHTEOUS is a TREE OF LIFE
And he who WINS souls is wise.

In other words…YOU are wise…so go out to use what is at your disposal. And yes....HEAVEN will join you in the celebrations.

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9 thoughts on “A LOVE HUNT

  1. Everyone has a deep void in their lives which can never be filled by all the money, wealth, lust, power, etc. that is available in the world. Satan plays us in our love hunt and I am grateful to you for being God’s signboard in this broken world to show us that we can have more than our fill of loving from Jesus Christ, our Lord and Saviour!
    Vineet

  2. Love hunters – that is a God breathed description of who we humans are. Whether we have discovered the love of Jesus, the love of money, the love of ourselves or whatever, we are always searching for love. Yet, we are never satisfied until our love rests totally on the Lover of our souls, the One who knows how to love us with a fulfilling love.

    Thanks. An awesome word picture.

  3. Gladwell,
    your message today is incredible and so timely. To seek the lost souls because you love them, not even because you know them, but BECAUSE God loves them. My message today ties in with yours scripture by scripture, which tells me HE spoke to us both and said hey, you need to get this message out. God bless sister!
    Jim

    • Yes…when I read your today post…I was amazed. Yes…God is speaking to His people…to get out of their comfort zone to the harvest fields. I am glad to be part of the harvesters in these times.

      Keep well in Him and God bless you,

      Gladwell

  4. Hi Gladwell! This is good. You make a very strong case regarding our Love Hunt; for indeed…Love is our COMMAND!

    The world is waiting to witness our Love hunt; especially here on the Internet! This is a great reminder…and my iron has been sharpened!

    Have a Blessed day wise one! Love E

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