Prayer to Become GOD Seekers versus gold seekers

Lord, let the River of Your Spirit flow through us, transforming us into Your image and revealing to us the True Wealth which You are for every aspect of life now through eternity.  You amaze us!
Lord, let the River of Your Spirit flow through us, transforming us into Your image and revealing to us the True Wealth which You are for every aspect of life now through eternity. You amaze us!

Lord God, 165 years ago today, John Marshall looked in the water of the American River at Sutter’s Mill in the village of Coloma in the Sierra Nevada foothills of Northern California and found gold.  This news went around the world bringing tens of thousands of gold seekers, all looking to discover enough gold to attain personal wealth. And yet, unless these miners came to know You somewhere along the way and dedicated their lives to You, no matter how much gold they found it did not save them from death. Their lives ended. Lord God, we know You are our true wealth. In You is everything we want and need. Through relationship with You, You provide perfectly for us and so we can trust in You and obey You, seeking to grow closer to You as we do the daily work of our hands which You set before us and You will make sure we have enough. Lord God, California has to a great extent remained a land of gold-seekers, filled with those coming here looking to better their financial circumstances, or gain fame or power (which often leads to improved financial circumstances as well). But this is not a worthy goal. You are the only One worth seeking. This does not mean we do not have to get jobs and work!  It means that we do our work for You, know You are the source of all we have, that relying on You is the way and that through the everyday work of our hands if we will listen and follow where You lead, You will flow through us to touch the world. You are the Way, Truth and Life. Today we commit ourselves once again to be God-seekers, not gold seekers.  Lord, lead us, we will obey. Lord, we will do the work You set before us as if for You and not worry about what others think. We will do our work because this is where You have placed us and we are thankful to be in Your service wherever that is.  We know all work is equal and though income may result, income and position are not the goal, honoring and obeying You are. We lift our eyes to You, O loving, omnipotent, merciful Source.  To You we give all honor, glory and blessing. To You we give constant thanks and pray that how we do our work by the power of Your grace at work in  us and the through-flowing of Your Spirit for Your purposes would bring You great glory. And as we do, we know one heart at a time, You will turn California into a land filled with God-seekers, not gold seekers and in this we rejoice! In Jesus’ name, Amen

humbly written as “heard” by Elizabeth Burgard Fulgaro (c) 2013

Eagles Nest Foundation , Inc.
www.eaglesnestfoundation.org

Elizabeth Fulgaro is a wife, mother, writer, inspirational speaker, worship leader, composer, singer & recording artist. She has just released her 5th full-length worship CD of original songs called GOD SEEKER, to give word and melody to our desire for Jesus to be Savior and Lord and to declare ourselves God seekers as compared to the gold-seeker mentality which predominates society (searching for life’s answers anywhere else besides in the Lord God.)

For books, worship cds, Bible studies and teachings written by Elizabeth Fulgaro or to schedule her to come speak to your group please visit www.holyspiritpress.org Worship music with audio clips are available at www.cdbaby.com/Artist/ElizabethFulgaro on itunes and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pages/Elizabeth-Fulgaro/14919192923?ref=ts&fref=ts where Elizabeth also posts worshipful prayers and teaches how to turn worry into worship for more of God’s power in our everyday lives.

Fulgaro is also a Certified Financial Planner and Accredited Financial Counselor with a heart for helping Christians understand and steward their finances God’s way.

Through Eagles Nest Foundation which Elizabeth founded in 2007 she provides spiritual support & encouragement to military and military families as well as those in physical and emotional battles (such as cancer, long-term illness) as well as those grieving a loss. Email info@eaglesnestfoundation.org or visit www.eaglesnestfoundation.org for more information.

Eagles Nest Foundation is a 501(c)3 corporation. Contributions are tax-deductible. Thank you for your prayers and support!

Author: Elizabeth Fulgaro

I am a God-seeker--a Jesus-worshipper--a Holy Spirit follower. I create songs, devotions, prayers, books and Bible studies to give words with which to get to know God more. For you. Its for one-on-One encounter unto transformed, transcendent living. This is not my vocation. I am not professional. I am a real, ordinary person just looking to do what God put me here to do. (You have a unique purpose too.) So I am called to the work. It is not my income source, but my gift to those who find it blessing. Eagles Nest Foundation sponsors all projects for you. The result: pure, clean spiritual nutrition to feed that deep insatiable spiritual hunger which eventually overtakes each of us and galvanizes you to the life God has for you. This life is purposeful. Exceptional. You--yes, you--are called to something greater and more satisfying in His service. So it is hoped you'll try this spiritually dense nutrition and find it to be a personal blessing. However, the goodness of God-following doesn't stop there. He uses those who seek Him to be His love and care (justice, mercy, advocate, kindness) very tangibly in the lives of those around you. Not by your power but by His. His ideas. God ideas. Not just good ideas. To be part of changing the world, if you will let Him. You learn to just follow where He leads. That if you listen, He will teach you to hear His voice and then when you obey His inner promptings you will become His incredible hands and feet in this hard world. These materials will help! They will help you aim your life towards God in a way you never look back. You will not be the same. He will become the River in your desert spaces and you will become a conduit of this same River of refreshing, replenishing Water of Life to others. Find a prayer. Pick a blog post. Read a book. Be led deeper into the Bible. Select a song which resonates and use it and use it again to go close and ever closer to the God who longs to draw you near. Oh, and don't be tempted to think I'm a crazy over-spiritualized loony...My background is financial planning and counseling. Almost 40 years of it. To choose to believe in God is not to leave practicality and reason behind, but to learn that there is that which goes beyond it and includes it, unto true life fulfillment beyond all your dreams for the one who keeps seeking Him. I am a third generation Californian. I am a person to whom family means everything. The only priority higher is God. The foothills of the Sierra Nevada are my home. It is here the 1849-1856 Gold Rush is still glorified. Easy money? Actually only for the few. Even though I was raised in the Church, it took me ten years of doubting God even existed to realize that without Him, no matter how much of this life's "stuff" is accumulated, I actually have nothing. To come to know that all those who chased after gold are dead and all those who still chase stuff will be dead. That's when I became a God-seeker. Looking for that more. And Eureka! (This is California's state slogan and means I found it.) I found God...or rather, I discovered He was there and had been there waiting for me to look for Him the whole time. May you discover more of Him for you, greater flourishing life and greater flourishing for all in the world as well. God bless you! ~Elizabeth

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