TODAY’S PROPHETIC THOUGHT
I gave you My word because I want a relationship with you. Learn of My ways, My heart and know you are loved. You are my dear child.
SEEK AND HIDE?
If you get before God and get consecrated to pursue a certain thing – God will bless your pursuit. The Bible says the Lord had sought for someone to love Him with their whole heart. Enter David.
“…The Lord has sought for Himself a man after His own heart…” – 1 Samuel 13:14
That word “after” literally means “in pursuit of.” David was blessed not because he was a Marvel comic superhero, a Jedi or because he learned more Scripture than anybody else. He was blessed because he was a man after God’s own heart.
The power of God shows up in the things we pursue concerning the Kingdom. Kingdom power shows up in Kingdom pursuit. If you consider yourself someone who loves God, seek His heart. Seek His ways with a passion! He has given us His thoughts and wishes in His word, the Bible.
Most people these days have one and that’s nice, but it truly is just a book until you open it and begin to indulge in the very word of God. Read it. Study it. Memorize it. Write it down on scrap paper. Matthew makes it pretty plain for us:
“Ask and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.” – Matthew 7:7
Seek Him then hide His word in your heart as David did. Not only did David know God’s word, he kept his commands and in those times when he fell, David threw himself on the ground and admitted his sin. He begged for forgiveness then got up and did the right thing. He repented and went on loving God in a crazy cool way.
God blesses pursuit, yes, but all the more so when you’re pursuing His kingdom. God’s word also tells us in Psalms 23 that goodness and mercy will follow us. Ironic how they will follow us when we seek His heart.
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