1 Chronicles 16 11Are you needing direction or strength today? 1 Chronicles 16:11 tells us where to turn: “Seek the Lord and His strength; Seek His face continually.”

These words are part of a psalm of thanksgiving to the Lord, written by David after he brought the ark of the covenant to the city of David.

One simple instruction: seek the Lord. How many wrong turns would we have avoided if we had sought the Lord first? How much anguish would we have saved ourselves from if we had sought Him instead of things that can never fully satisfy?

He alone can provide the fulfillment and satisfaction in life that we long for – not a mate, or that “perfect” mate or any relationship. Not recognition or that perfect job or wealth or material possessions. Only God can completely satisfy and guide us. He knows the best path for us. But what hinders us from seeking Him?

  • Unconfessed sin – We are not going to seek Him if we have sin that we have not confessed and dealt with.
  • Self-sufficiency – When we think we’ve got everything under control and we don’t need the Lord’s help, we won’t seek the Lord because we think we can do it on our own. Big mistake.
  • Busyness of life – Our schedules get fuller and the demands of life get greater. We become so busy that we don’t allow time for seeking Him. We push Him further and further down on our to-do list.
  • Lack of trust – We don’t seek God’s face when we don’t trust Him and believe He wants what’s best for us.

Who or what are you seeking for guidance and fulfillment in life?

Seek the Lord.
Seek His strength.
Seek His face continually.

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