“Seek the LORD and his strength, seek his face continually. (1 Chronicles 16:11)
“Seek the LORD, and his strength: seek his face evermore. (Psalms 105:4)
I assure you, it works!
I know what it’s like to wake up feeling quite “under the world” and not exactly ready to get down on my knees and begin praying to the Father who … can? … will? … make a difference in my life. I know what it’s like to be deceived and say to myself, “I’m not really sure if getting down on my knees and praying will make any type of significant difference in my life, my attitude, my family, my job, and my effectiveness today.” I know what it’s like to think to myself, “Surely, praying won’t change things. No, it’s just not the thing to do today.”
But lo and behold, as soon as I actually get down on my knees, and begin praying, and then open the Bible, and begin reading and meditating on the word of God … then, the change begins, right where it needs to: in my mind, where the attack is.
“And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.” (Romans 12:2)
“For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two- edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.” (Hebrews 4:12)
It works every time. And it has happened so many times, that I’m beginning to get used to it: this warfare that we are in. Friends, there is an enemy, and his attack is in the mind.
When you don’t “want” to get down on your knees, this is the very time that you are in the midst of attack — you are in the throngs of the enemy at that very moment — lost, if you will, deceived into thinking that “it won’t make any difference, this word of God.”
I’ve been there, many times! I’ve been to that place where I say, “I don’t have time for prayer! I don’t have time for the word! I don’t have time to get on my knees! I don’t have … time!”
The truth of the matter is that, at times like these, you can’t afford not to get down on your knees and spend time with the Lord! He can, he wants to, and he will do a wonderful work in your heart and mind, and give you the most assured strength to carry on .. . yes, today, and always! Pursue him!
“The young lions do lack, and suffer hunger: but they that seek the LORD shall not want any good thing.” (Psalm 34:10)
“Glory ye in his holy name: let the heart of them rejoice that seek the LORD.” (Psalm 105:3)
“Evil men understand not judgment: but they that seek the LORD understand all things.” (Proverbs 28:5)
“I sought the LORD, and he heard me, and delivered me from all my fears.” (Psalms 34:4)