“Seek the LORD and His strength, seek His presence continually.”
1 Chronicles 16:11 (NRSV)
Prodigal Thoughts: Why is it so easy to slip back into thinking we can handle the burden of our own lives? Knowing that God can very easily handle any situation we face, we still have the temptation to hold on to the element of control. Do we seek to maintain control? Do we set out to discover as if we are on a quest? That’s what the word seek means. When life gets to be overwhelming as it has for me the past week or so, it is almost like a default setting to withdraw and just do my best to tread water instead of digging in my heels and seeking God all the more. I truly desire for my default setting to be seeking God no matter the circumstance. I don’t consider the past week as a failure. I consider it as a moment where God is allowing me to see that there are more places in my heart that need His presence and attention.
Prayer for today: I pray that we would truly seek God with all of our heart and that we would trust Him with all things in our lives. I pray that we take a look at our tendencies when things are going awry and pray that God would intervene when we try to maintain control.
If you need prayer, please reply and I will pray for you. If you would like to talk about this verse or have questions, I’m always open for your feedback.
May God’s strength and presence be your source…