1 Chronicles 16:11 Looking To The Lord

Look to the LORD and his strength; seek his face always. 1 Chronicles 16:11

After David had the ark of the covenant brought back to Jerusalem, there was great excitement among the people. David had appointed Asaph to lead the praise to God. He gave Asaph very detailed words in which to praise God. Part of that praise was a line telling everyone to look to God and His strength while seeking Him at all times.

Every morning millions of people get up in the morning and the first thing that they do is drink some coffee. The majority of those people drink regular coffee. The purpose of that cup of coffee, or much more, is to get some energy for the day. They want to have some of that caffeine in their body. It is often believed that the caffeine will give them the needed strength for the day. Others will drink different types of energy drinks for the same reason.

Along with drinking in that caffeine, many people will look to other people for their affirmations to give the needed strength for a job to do. Various leaders will surround themselves with people who think like they do in order to get the needed strength to accomplish something.

Doing these things do give some strength, but the strength can and will fail over time. Caffeine wears off and causes a crash. Friends will fail a person and walk away, or will not be available.

Only one will be there for all eternity and will never fail, or walk away or be unavailable. God is there around the clock for every person.

Instead of looking to things in this world for strength, choose to look to God. God had proven He has the power to do anything He wants when He created this world, and when He raised Jesus from the dead. There is no greater power than that of overcoming death as Jesus did.

Every moment of everyday, you need to seek God and what He wants for you. Seek His strength to do everything that needs to be done. Jesus said He would never leave or forsake you. Do you believe that?

Jesus also said that He gave you all of His authority to do His work in this world. Do you believe that?

Then look to God all the time.

I pray today that you will know God personally; that you will seek God’s strength all the time; that you will seek to know God’s ways for your life; and that you will trust God with your life.

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