DATE POSTED Friday, 2022-04-15
WRITTEN AT: O’Brien, FL
SCRIPTURE FROM: Psalm 27:4
TRANSLATION: Amplified Bible (AMP)
BIBLE TEXT: 4 One thing I have asked of the Lord, and that I will seek:
That I may dwell in the house of the Lord [in His presence] all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty [the delightful loveliness and majestic grandeur] of the Lord and to meditate in His temple.
APPLICATION: Many things that we pray for each day, that may change the circumstances of the day, should God decide to bless us with it. For example, heaviest on your heart might be the well being of a family member, or friend, about to have surgery. Joy overflows when you follow up with a family member and you hear that they are now recuperating at home! But what about your own personal relationship with the Lord, what might be that one thing that can only be attended to supernaturally, and may improve your walk with the King of all kings? What might that one thing that you are desperately praying to God for, and that you are willing to diligently seek after? By way of suggestion, you may want to consider the one thing that you feel stands in the way of your total surrender to the Lord; or it might be that one person that you become so agitated with, as that volatile relationship could stand between you and your perfect God; it might be a habit that you feel convicted about, but have found it impossible to give up – perhaps this one bad habit is standing in the way of a friend or family member truly seeing who it is that you serve. Friends, let’s be totally open to the fact that our God knows all things, so there is nothing that you might ask Him about that He is not already aware of. So the onus is on us in wanting to have a right relationship with God that is free from constraints. Seek Him while He may be found and surrender your life completely to Him – for His full and complete control. To make yourself moldable by God, He needs your full surrender. So may I encourage you today to ‘let go and let God’ have His way in your life my friend? Imagine what He could do through you when your life is totally surrendered to Him!
BLESSING(S) NOTED: Oh to be in God’s presence – here on earth through our worship and adoration, and in heaven when He calls us home! ‘Oh that will be glory, be glory for me’ as the words of an old hymn goes!
PRAYER: Father in heaven, You formed us and created us, yet we try to hold back on portions of our lives that should totally belong to You. Please forgive us for our selfishness, and our self-consuming desire to have our own way. Lord, we acknowledge that we are powerless without You, so we humbly ask that You melt our hardened hearts; renew a right spirit within us; make us more like You in every way; and then use us in ways that only You can – for Your purposes alone. AMEN!
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