GOING AFTER THE RIGHT THINGS
Everyone admires a “go-getter.” Their energy and enthusiasm are an inspiration and often motivate others to “get involved in life.” One important fact, however, is to know what you want and why you want it before you go after it and try to get it. Getting for the sake of getting can be a disaster!
A good example of a go-getter is King David. He accomplished many things for God, and the people he served and led. And, he left a great legacy for us in his writings that can provide guidance for our lives. How? He knew what he wanted and what he wanted was the right thing!
A great example of David’s “going” after the “right thing” is in Psalm 27. “This one thing I ask of the Lord – this thing I seek most – is to live in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, delighting in the Lord’s perfections and meditating in His temple.” Does that mean he lived in church? No!
The word “temple” refers to “the presence of the Lord.” We cannot read the Psalms without believing David achieved his greatest desire: to live in God’s presence each day of his life. It is reflected in all that he did. So, surely, this should be our greatest desire as well. Why?
When we search for and enjoy being in His “presence” – being with Him in prayer, reading His Word, and meditating on the things of the Lord – we can be confident of His peace and presence, promises and protection, as well as His guidance and goodness, grace and gifts.
Prayer: Help us, Father, to always go after “the right things,” knowing that when we do, what we get is Your best for our lives. Help us to do the right things rather than things right! In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture For Today: This one thing I ask of the Lord – this thing I seek most – is to live in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, delighting in the Lord’s perfections and meditating in His temple. Psalm 27:1-4