Scripture: “One thing I ask from the Lord,
this only do I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life,
to gaze on the beauty of the Lord and to seek him in his temple.” -Psalm 27:4
You and I have been given a wonderful privilege to seek the heart of the Father. In seeking, we make room in our hearts to know our Heavenly Father. Seeking the face of God gives us access to experience Heaven right here on Earth. To seek is a choice but unto those who make an intentional decision to knock on the doors of Heaven, they discover treasures that only true seekers can find. Spending time with God is not a chore. It is a joyful act of worship. It should be every believers hearts cry to know their Maker. When we make the doors of our hearts available to God, we experience life in abundance; the gift of life that Jesus laid down His life for us to experience fully.
Worship Song : Kari Jobe// The More I Seek You
In our key scripture today, we are given a glimpse of David’s heart; his deep longing to dwell in the presence of God. David’s only request and heart’s cry was to “dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of his life,
and to gaze on the beauty of the Lord and to seek him in his temple.” Like David, we have requests but for so many of us our requests are only linked to inheriting earthly treasures. Our quest to seeking God is not to know Him but to offer Him our bucket list of prayer requests. Don’t get me wrong. There is nothing wrong with having prayer requests. God longs for us His children to lay down all their burdens. He patiently awaits for us to present our requests unto Him. For as it is written in Philippians 4:6 “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.”. In presenting our requests to God, the posture of our hearts matters.
In Psalm 51, David models unto us His need for God. Like David, we also need God but we must learn to humbly come before His presence. In a world where we are so caught up in the business of life, we must learn to take the time to REST. To rest is not to sleep. Resting is not for lazy people. Resting is necessary for every child of God. From the beginning of time, God exemplified to us the importance of resting. (See Genesis 2:3). When we prioritize making money and chasing after earthly things over spending time with God, we clearly show what sits on the throne of our hearts. God doesn’t need a competitor. He is God and His desire for us is to worship Him in spirit and in truth. (See John 4:24)
With every season, there is a test. Whether you are currently facing a storm or enjoying the sunshine, recognizing the season you are in makes all the difference. In knowing your season, you are able to open your heart to all that God is teaching you. Every season presents unto us afresh opportunities that centers our hearts and makes room for us to experience new things in life. As believers, we must continually learn the act of giving thanks unto God in every season of our lives.
With everything being said, what are seeking of the Lord in this season of your life? Is to know Him and gaze upon His beauty and seek His face or is to receive all the blessings He can offer unto you in this season of famine? For as it is written in Ecclesiastes 3:1
For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted; a time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; a time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing.Ecclesiastes 3:1
May we make time each day, to abide in the presence of the Lord. Dwelling in the presence of God is not only designed for encamping in the days of trouble. God is inviting you and I to come and experience all that His presence has to offer unto us. Will you accept the invitation or reserve it for another day? The Lord is waiting on you!