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Earnestly Seek God

A picture of a desert with rocks and greenery. The words to Psalm 63:1 ESV, "O God, you are my God; earnestly I seek you; my soul thirsts for you; my flesh faints for you, as in a dry and weary land where there is no water."
by Beeda Speis for Peace in the Stillness

I love how David always returns to earnestly seek God. Whether he’s done something wrong, is at a low point in his life, or wants to sing God’s praises. That should be the life of every follower. I admire him for that.

Last evening we finished our life group study of Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan. It is the most extraordinary book ever written (IMO). It’s an analogy of the Christian’s journey, or pilgrimage, through life. The pilgrims’ destination is the Celestial City (Heaven). That is their goal, their prize.

Throughout their journey, they encounter obstacles, meet other pilgrims of varying degrees of faith, take a wrong turn and wander off the Way once in a great while. No matter what happens, they seek God. They know Scripture and let that knowledge guide them in their decision-making. When they wander, it’s because they don’t consider God’s words.

That’s the way it should be, isn’t it? We should allow Scripture to guide us through this journey. We should seek God in all decision-making. We should keep our eyes on the ultimate goal. Just as David yearns for the Father, so should we.

Bible Verse of the Day

O God, you are my God; earnestly I seek you;
my soul thirsts for you;
my flesh faints for you,
as in a dry and weary land where there is no water.
Psalm 63:1 ESV

Pray

Please join me in praying for those who have wandered off the Way and for those who’ve not yet found it. Pray for that longing that David had to seek God earnestly.
Please also pray for the people of Morocco, that God moves through that country during Ramadan and saves a multitude.
And please continue to pray for the people of Ukraine. We must not give up or grow weary in interceding for them.

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