Today’s Scripture Selection: First Chronicles 28.9
It is some of the best advice a father could ever give his son:
“….acknowledge the God of your father, and serve him with wholehearted devotion and with a willing mind, for the LORD searches every heart and understands every motive behind the thoughts. If you seek him, he will be found by you; but if you forsake him, he will reject you forever.”
That’s what David – after all the ups and downs, all the victories and defeats of his life – had to say to his son Solomon. Solomon followed that advice – and became one of the greatest kings, and wisest men, who ever lived.
It’s still sound advice today. Seek God with wholehearted devotion and a willing mind – and God will be found.
Are there times we feel estranged from God? Yes, absolutely.
Are there times when we can feel as if we are just inching along in the morning fog, barely able to see where next to step? Yes.
But can we count on the promises of scripture that God desires to be found – especially in moments like that? I believe we can.
It’s not a game of “hide and seek.”
It is an ever evolving process of spiritual formation and development, by which we find our way home.
David was right. The LORD searches every heart and understands every motive behind the thoughts.
That might make us feel a little uneasy, except for one thing.
God loves us so much, “that He gave His only begotten Son….”
You know the rest, don’t you?
So seek and serve God with everything you have and everything you are. I promise you – you won’t be disappointed.
Prayer: Lord, guide my seeking heart, to fuller devotion and service. AMEN.