Nicolaus Copernicus was the first astrologer to say that the sun was at the center of the solar system. He has received great acclaim for that observation. He also said that “if the first button of your coat is buttoned wrong, all the rest will be out of place.” Same person, two dramatically different observations. However, few have ever heard of his observation about buttoning a coat.
“O God,” said David, “You are my God. Earnestly I seek You.” Much like buttoning a coat, if we begin a day earnestly seeking God, everything else will end up as it should.
Each day we live is a new gift from God and a new adventure. It leads us on paths that we have never walked before and brings sights to our eyes and sounds to our ears that we have never experienced before. For every day to be God-honoring and Christ-exalting it is essential that we begin it with the Lord in prayer and in reading His Word. If we want Him to guide us and guard us and keep us from temptation, we must go to Him in faith, believing that He will protect us.
“Earnestly seeking Him” means that our faith is not a past-time, part-time, some-time “thing” in our life. Copernicus, you will recall, recognized that the sun was the center of the universe and every planet revolved around it. If God is not at the center of our lives, we cannot expect peace and harmony, balance and control.
He promised that “He will never leave us nor forsake us.” Unfortunately, it is us who leave and forsake Him.
Prayer: Father, may we understand the importance of beginning each day with You and asking for Your guidance. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture for Today: Psalm 63:1a You, God, are my God, earnestly I seek you; I thirst for you, my whole being longs for you, in a dry and parched land where there is no water.