Weather Report From Heaven: Sunny and bright, with an abundance of light and lots of singing and rejoicing.
Scripture – “One thing I ask from the Lord, this only do I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze on the beauty of the Lord and to seek him in his temple.”- Psalm 27:4
Thought of the day- Of all the people in the Bible, I have always believed that we can learn the most from King David’s life. He always sought after God, irrespective of his external circumstances, which fluctuated wildly from peril and torment,disillusion and fear to joy and success, power and achievement. What made David such a fascinating figure in the Bible was His love and commitment to always seekingt after God. Whether in seasons of preparation as a Shepherd boy, or on the run as the object of King Saul’s wrath, or as a victorious warrior over the Giant Goliath or as a powerful King of Israel or as a repentant sinner, adulterer and murderer, David always poured out his heart to the Lord. Both in good times and bad, in peace or in peril, David always put God first. He sought after him, craving a deep relationship with him that superseded every other relationship or priority in his life. That is why in Acts 13:22, God called him “a man after his own heart.”
Despite all his sin and character flaws, God knew David’s heart was on Him and for Him. God was the most important part of David’s life from sunrise to sunset. The same can be true for you and I. We can’t let the enemy distract us into chasing after lesser things. We can’t let our sins discourage us or keep us from chasing after God. He has forgiven our sins if we are in Christ Jesus and He wants us to pursue him above all else. Like David, we can find our purpose in life by putting God first always. Try it and see, even if it is just 5 minutes a day at first. God will know your heart, and He will make himself known to those who seek him. God, through the Holy Spirit, is the compass we all need to navigate our way through this life. When we put Him first, we can trust that He will eventually work everything out in our life for His good purposes. We can just follow along with King David and see what a wild life looks like when we are completely sold out for God!