Let Us Press On to Acknowledge Him
Let us acknowledge the Lord; let us press on to acknowledge him. As surely as the sun rises, he will appear; he will come to us like the winter rains, like the spring rains that water the earth (Hosea 6:3 NIV).
PRESS ON. These two words hold in them the essence of effective Christian living. Those two words mean that you do not remain long in a place of ease and comfort and not stay at a distance from God. But pressing on. It means moving forward. This move forward is focused and determined. It is also hurried. A speeding to its destination. These are what “press on” signifies.
A return to God should be a “pressing on.” It should not be a passive effort. Instead it should be a active seeking after God, which should involve your entire being and all your energy. There should be an urgency. The effort should seek to set priorities right. It should avoid all that hinders your movement forward. It takes energy to do that. When other concerns are pressing you, then you should “press on” to acknowledge God.
That is interesting. When you return to God, He excepts nothing more than you acknowledge Him. It means that you need to acknowledge His presence, His love, His authority over your life, His purpose for your life, and His willingness to forgive, revive and restore you to His friendship again. Just acknowledge Him. He seeks nothing more than that when you return. In simple terms, ignore Him no more!
When you acknowledge Him, He shall surely come to you. Like the sun that appears telling you of a new day and new beginning, and shining in glory, the Lord shall come to you. Like the rains in due seasons, He shall descend to meet you, cool your burning heart and refresh your burdened spirit. For all this to happen, “Press on and acknowledge God.”