Dear Precious Friends,
I pray as we embrace this new day, this gift from God, the first thing on our hearts is Seeking Him first. “SEEK GOD at the beginning of our day. This practice enables us to “put GOD on” and “wear GOD” throughout the day. Romans 13:14 says : Rather, clothe yourselves with the Lord Jesus Christ, and do not think about how to gratify the desires of the sinful nature. " We put on clothes soon after arising from bed. Similarly, the sooner fill ourselves with God's word, prayer and worship by communicating with HIM, the better prepared we are for whatever comes our way.
There is something very tender and heartwarming about an all-powerful God urging us, mere humans to draw close to Him. When God is asking us to seek His face it is His desire for us to learn of Him: His character and His heart. This focus on His face causes us to know who He is instead of what He can give. God yearns for fellowship with us and created mankind for this very purpose. His passion and desire for fellowship is evident when He calls us His children and friends.
Why should God have to ask us to seek His face? He is the one who gave us life and breath and blessed us abundantly. But He does ask us because that is His heart’s longing and our fleshly desires are selfish and self-centered.
If we are willing, God will place His desires within our hearts so that we walk closely with Him. As we do, we are blessed abundantly just by being in His presence.
He calls to our deepest places because He longs for intimacy. God is a God of relationship and calls us into a love encounter with Him. Spending time with Him allows us to be filled with His Truth and know this truth which changes us. We become transformed by this renewal within us. Thus we are well equipped to face whatever people and situations The LORD brings our way. Clothing our mind in GOD is our best preparation for each day. Here are a few reminders:
When You said, “Seek My face,” My heart said to You, “Your face, LORD, I will seek.” PSALM 27 : 8 (NKJV)
Rather, clothe yourselves with the Lord Jesus Christ, and do not think about how to gratify the desires of the sinful nature. ROMANS 13 : 14
Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. COLOSSIANS 3 : 12
Lord, Thank you Lord for your word which is truth.
Help us to clothe ourselves with your word each morning which is the best preparation for each day and what’s up ahead. Only you know the triumphs and challenges we face up ahead. No matter what happens today, I know you are with us and you are for us. Help us cling to your word throughout the day, and feel your presence with us in all our decisions. In your presence is fullness of joy. In Jesus’ name. Amen.