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July 16 | Psalm 27


 

DAILY READING

 

REFLECTION


Unstoppable

by Elaine Pierce


In verses 4 and 8, David declares his intention to seek the Lord:


"One thing I ask of the Lord, this is what I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life..." (v. 4)


"My heart says of you, 'Seek his face!' Your face, Lord, I will seek." (v. 8)


Now take a look at verse 14, where he says "Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord."


Seeking and waiting...are they the same thing? When I play "hike and seek" with my 5-year-old grandson, the "seeking" part of the game is active. I am walking through the house, opening closet doors, peering under beds, seeking his hiding place. I don't sit in one place and wait to find him. "Seeking" is more active than "waiting," isn't it ? And yet, David does both, and in so doing, he deepens his relationship with the Lord.


The prophet Isaiah invites the Israelites to "Seek the Lord while he may be found; call on him while he is near (Isaiah 55:6)." And Jesus teaches us to "Seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness and all these things will be given to you as well." (Matthew 6:33)


Seeking and waiting. God is calling to us, and he longs to spend time with us. Won't you seek him this week? Wait on the Lord, and renew your strength. He will give you rest.

PRAYER

Lord, so often I want to plow ahead on my own, and I don't wait on your good timing. Help me this week to seek your face, to call on you, and to wait for you. You are good, you are good. Amen.


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