Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Going After The Right Things

Everyone admires a "go-getter." Their energy and enthusiasm are an inspiration and often motivate others to “get involved in life.” One important fact, however, is to know what you want and why you want it before you go and try to get it. Getting for the sake of getting can be a disaster!
A good example of a go-getter is King David. He accomplished many things for God and the people he served and led. He left a great legacy for us in his writings that can provide guidance for our lives.
A great example of David "going" after the "right thing" is in Psalm 27. "This one thing I ask of the Lord – this thing I seek most – is to live in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, delighting in the Lord's perfections and meditating in His temple."
The word "temple" refers to "the presence of the Lord." We cannot read the Psalms without believing David's greatest desire was to live in God's presence each day of his life. Surely, this should be our greatest desire as well.
When we search for and enjoy being in the presence of the Lord, we can be confident of His peace and protection, His guidance, goodness, grace and gifts.
Prayer: Help us, Father, to always seek You first, knowing that when we do, what we get is Your will for our lives. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture for Today: Psalm 27:1-4 One thing I have desired of the Lord, That will I seek: That I may dwell in the house of the Lord All the days of my life,

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