Search for the Lord and for his strength; continually seek him. 1 Chronicles 16:11 NLT
This chapter is all about celebration. David prepared a tent for the Ark and there was a lot of joy when as the Ark was brought to its new home. The Ark was a significant part of their worship. After leaving Egypt, God desired to have fellowship with His people so He gave them directives to build the Ark of Covenant so that He could dwell among them. The Ark represented God’s presence. When it was time to cross the Jordan, the Ark went before them. The Ark was a symbol of the presence of God in their midst.
After he became king, David repaired the Ark and there was a huge celebration on the day the Ark was placed in the tent. David gave the worship leaders a song of praise for the occasion. The song listed the many ways to give glory and praise to God. One way to praise God is to seek Him. Deuteronomy 4:29 says, “But from there you will search again for the Lord your God. And if you search for him with all your heart and soul, you will find him.” Seeking God involves the heart. When you praise and glorify God, you need to do it from your heart and not your lips.
Many times, people go in search of individuals who do not want to enter into to a relationship. But, there is no need to fear. “If you look for me wholeheartedly, you will find me.” Jeremiah 29:13. David knew his God; he said, “My heart has heard you say, “Come and talk with me.” And my heart responds, “Lord, I am coming.” Psalm 27:8 When you seek Him, His response is, “Come and talk to me.” If your heart is not ready for conversations with God, let Him begin the conversation: “Come now, let’s settle this,” says the Lord. “Though your sins are like scarlet ,I will make them as white as snow. Though they are red like crimson ,I will make them as white as wool. Isaiah 1:18. All you need to do is respond to His invitation.
Thought for Today: Friend, there is nothing to prevent you from seeking the Lord.
Have a blessed day and walk in faith and victory.