Psalm 119:10; "With my whole heart have I sought thee: O let me not wander from thy commandments".
David sought the Lord with all his heart, have you sought after the Lord with all of your heart? Nowhere in the Bible does it tell us if we seek the Lord it is in vain. On the contrary it tells us in Matthew 7:7; "Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you".
By asking, it expresses our consciousnesses of the need and belief God hears our prayers.
We need to seek the Lord daily in all that we do, not just when we want something. When we seek the Lord we are earnestly petitioning along with obedience to God's will. We should always seek the will of God for He knows what is best.
Knocking suggests urgency in coming to God when He doesn't respond or answer our prayers as quickly as we think He should. Remember things are in God's time not ours.
Above all things we are to seek God and His kingdom. When we do this we are recognizing the goodness and love of God. We will pray in accordance with His will meaning we will want what He wants for us. I John 5:14-15; "And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he hearth us: v.15 And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him".
We need always to fellowship with the Lord. Some may not see the importance of this but it is necessary just as you fellowship with your spouse or children.
Obeying the Lord is essential in our walk with the Lord. When we obey the Lord it shows just how much we love him. Loving Him means we want to please Him.
Once we have found the Lord and given our life to Him, there is nothing wrong with asking the Lord to keep us in His hands. Asking Him to guide us in our everyday life is so important. There are people in the world working for the evil one just as there are people working for the Lord to bring lost souls to Him. We never want to wander off from the Lord and His commandments. David asked the Lord to keep him from wandering from His commandments; it will help us if we ask the Lord to keep us from wandering away.
May you always know the love, joy, and peace of the Lord!
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