This weekend is a brilliant time to “draw near to God.” He is worthy. In His presence is the fullness of joy, favour and blessings. When you seek God first you will see His completeness and sufficiency. It is a place of grace.
The Ancient of Days has been merciful in times past as He is now. To Zechariah He said,
“Therefore, say to the people, ‘This is what the Lord of Heaven’s Armies says: Return to me, and I will return to you, says the Lord of Heaven’s Armies.’”
To Malachi He said,
“Now return to me, and I will return to you,” says the Lord of Heaven’s Armies.”
We shall see the Lord’s glory when we return to Him. As with Zechariah and Malachi, the the Lord will turn to us in mercy. This is where we see the Lord’s glory. His mercies are new every morning (Lam 3: 22 – 23).
With Him is wisdom, understanding and discretion. We must listen and obey His instructions. He is a God who speaks, but the flesh is so weak. Ephraim loved the blessings of God, but was not prepared to obey His instruction. There are many blessings that come with obedience. Praying for the grace to hear and obey the instructions of Lord is very important.
Call in “truth”
Psalm 145:18 specifically talks about God being near to those who call out to Him in “truth.” One of the attributes of God is His omnipresence. To be omnipresent, means to be everywhere at the same time. He knows and sees all things. To pray in “truth” we must have a pure and sincere heart. He is ever merciful, so we must ask God to cleanse and forgive us of anything the will hinder His Spirit. (Psalm 32:5, James 4:8).
The beauty of the Lord is that His presence comes with a host of blessings. There is nothing God will withhold from those who seek Him. He is a sun and shield, He bestows favour and honour on those whose walk is blameless (Psalm 84:11).
Be encouraged today to seek the Lord. Spend quality time in His presence. Hear instruction and obey the voice of the Lord.
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