A reminder for today
"And Solomon, my son, learn to know the God of your ancestors intimately. Worship and serve him with your whole heart and a willing mind. For the LORD sees every heart and knows every plan and thought. If you seek him, you will find him. But if you forsake him, he will reject you forever.” (1 Chronicles 28:9)
How are you my dear friend? What was your week like? I am thinking about you today and all that you might be facing or have faced or yet to face and these words of David to his son Solomon just lifted out of the Word of God. I know now that I have to remind you that you must worship God completely and seek Him so that you can know Him intimately.
My dear friend, on our victory journey this week we started with the reminder that we must be strong and courageous and then we needed to seek God with all our heart and soul so that we can be good gatekeepers of our thoughts. To continue our journey it is clear that we must have an intimate relationship with the Lord and David points out three very important things:
One: Worship and serve him with your whole heart and a willing mind. David goes on to remind us that the Lord sees every heart and knows every thought. David says that we must worship God with our whole heart and willing mind. That willing mind makes it clear that we must condition our thoughts and our mind to worship God all the time. It is a willing mind that chooses good over evil and nice words over bad words. It is our willing minds that make us look at people without judgement and keeps us from self-idolizing. It is our willing minds that put God first at all costs.
Two: Learn to know the God of your ancestors intimately. It is so important that we study the Word of God and get to know God more intimately. We need to make time in every day and in every moment to be with God and to hear His voice. A closer and more intimate relationship with God will make our other relationships stronger and better and we will know which relationships are good for us and which ones we should avoid.
Three: If you seek him, you will find him. Jesus mentions this in His teachings in Matthew 7 - "Keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks, receives. Everyone who seeks, finds. And to everyone who knocks, the door will be opened.” Come my friend and let us seek the Lord our God in every place we find ourselves and in every day. From the early rays of the sun that breaks through the darkness to the late hours of the day when all is quiet and asleep. Let us seek Him in our own lives and in the lives of everyone we meet. Let us seek the Lord with a willing mind as we learn to know Him intimately.
I pray that these words of David will be engraved in your heart as we take on today, in the name of Jesus.
“When we are born into God’s family through our faith in Jesus, God gives us the capacity or capability to live as his children.” – Pedro Okoro
Have and awesome day dear friend of Jesus