Seek the LORD and His strength;
Seek His face evermore!
When we are faced with trials and tribulations and our strength is sapped the last thing we feel like doing is seeking the Lord. We want to just lay down and give up. However the thing we want to do the least is the thing that will see us through.
Jesus said that we will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon us. (Acts 1:8) Now some would teach that this is a one time experience that happens after salvation while others would say that it happens at salvation but very few teach that it is something that should happen time and time again.
It is when we are in the presence of the Lord that we find strength to carry on. His presence comes when we seek Him.
And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart.
It is not about some time of ritual or work that we have to do. It is all about relationship. The reason we seek Him is to be with Him. When we are with Him we find strength. It is those times when we hear His still small voice saying to us that we are loved, cared for, and that He sees us just as He sees the sparrow.
So today I just want to encourage you to stop what you are doing and take some time to earnestly seek Him. Don’t stop until you sense His presence. Don’t stop until you have strength for today.
Meditations On Seeking The Lord
When was the last time you stopped all your business and just spent time seeking God. Instead of throwing up to heaven all your petitions for all your wants, when is the last time you just wanted to be with Him? Could that be the reason your strength is sapped?
Prayer For Strength
Dear Jesus, I need you. It is not about the things I am faced with as much is it is about my need for you. I am seeking you with all my heart, mind, soul and strength right now. Come abide with me. Send your Holy Spirit and let me feel your presence surround me. Give me the strength for the day.
In Jesus Name