Praising God in spite of whatever challenges one might be facing, shows where your confidence resides. Listen to this, “Let joy be your continual feast. Make your life a prayer. And in the midst of everything be always giving thanks, for this is God’s perfect plan for you in Christ Jesus.” Read 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 (TPT). Can you see this? Clearly, we can see that God’s will for you and I is to be a people of constant gratitude!
In times of difficulties, to whom do you SEEK first? There is nothing wrong in SEEKING advice or counsel from trusted friends, however, Scripture says, “SEEK first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be added unto you.” Read Matthew 6:33. In all things, God is the first person we ought to SEEK. I want to highlight something about king David the Bible mentioned; “And David inquired of the LORD.” This is huge folks because David’s inquiry leads to God’s guidance.
Watch this, to SEEK is to deliberately and on purpose search or make an inquiry or to investigate, and it could also mean getting to the bottom of a matter or meditating. Watch this, the Word of God or His counsel will help you and me get to the bottom of the matter through meditating on the appropriate Scripture. For example, if there is a situation where one desire God’s insight on a matter; first go for the SEED- the WORD OF GOD. Listen, in challenging times, God’s Word is the FINAL WORD.
“Placing Him first in your life should be your daily goal, the main pursuit in the midst of all your other pursuits.” Paul Chappell. Scripture says, “You shall have no other God’s before Me.” Read Exodus 20:3. When we truly seek the Lord, He is bound by His Word to answer and send help; hence, Scripture says, “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.” Read Psalm 46:1. Keyword in this text, “present,” in other words, He is always on the lookout to do us good whenever we call out to Him.
My Father, thank You! I am grateful!!
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