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“Now devote your heart and soul to seeking the Lord your God.”  1 Chronicles 22:19.

Verse chosen from today’s Bible reading: 1 Chronicles 22-24, and 1 Thessalonians 3.

We must commit ourselves to God first.

How often do we plow ahead and then seek God’s help?

How can God be pleased and willing to bless such an approach?  But we do it all the time!

David knew that Solomon was going to build the temple in Jerusalem.  David reviews the fact that God has blessed them.  Their enemies are subdued and the money/supplies to build the temple are extensive.  BUT before they start the building there needs to be a total focus on God’s place in what is happening.

Good structure for success, don’t you think?

My relationship to God must be unceasing.  There can’t be lulls in which counterfeit gods are given worship.

I put away my “Thank You” book a little while ago and I am now wondering if that was a mistake.  I am finding myself less likely to take note of things I should be thankful for.  I think what is going on is that my commitment to His will is not nearly as strong as I thought.  That’s why I’m not catching God in my midst.  The book kept me active on it.

“Lord, You are well worth following full-time.  You are all-powerful.  You are never overwhelmed or out of touch.  I need You.  Forgive me for ceasing to follow You full-time.  For finding better things to deflect my thoughts away from You.  I must be mindful of You.  I must see You in my midst and be thankful for it.  Help me, Lord, I beg!”

Are you starting with God before you start things?

+9 steady high

hw-May-14

 

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