Psalm 63:1 O God, thou art my God; early will I seek thee: my soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for thee in a dry and thirsty land, where no water is. Psalm 63:1 Many think that they need to go to church to seek God or have fellowship with Him. Yes, there are places which promote solitude of heart and communing with the Lord seems to be sweeter there. When my husband and I were out sightseeing one day, we came across this quaint and very old church (built in the 1800’s) in Virginia. But is this the only place we can find solace?

We also visited the Natural Bridge in Southern Virginia. God’s creation is so beautiful and the work of His Hand is breathtaking. Just walking the trails to get to the bridge were peaceful and serene. All we could hear was the babbling of the brook as it led us to a small waterfall. As we sat through the Genesis story that evening and watched the light show in conjunction with each day of creation, God’s beauty combined with the Scriptures and our hearts were full.

One does not need to look far to see the Lord at work. I believe we live in one of the most beautiful areas in our country, near the Blue Ridge Mountains. This photo was taken during one of our motorcycle rides through the Blue Ridge and our eyes could not believe what they were seeing! It was a gloomy day, the rain was coming in and we were hurrying to get to the valley before the storm came in. What a breath taking scene, to say the least. Again, God’s handiwork spoke to me and filled me with awe for a God who intricately created this earth and its beauty.

This same God who created earth’s awesome wonders, created me as well and all my intricacies. Psalm 139:14 I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well. Don’t you think we are wonderfully made? This picture of the inner ear reveals the intricacies of our bodies and it reveals a side of God that should overwhelm our spirits! This is only our inner ear, dear reader! I could post picture after picture of other parts of our bodies that are equally as intricate. But the point is that God is the creator of them all!

I shared all these pictures just to say that our Lord God should be sought, not only in church, nature, or when we examine His creation, but also we should be seeking to learn more about Him and becoming more like His precious Son. We should seek after God as if we are dying of thirst and can’t get enough of Him when we come to commune with Him. We can find these beautiful places in our mind’s eye even if we are sitting in our private place as we do our devotions and studying.

Dear God…
May I seek You early
Before the start of day
And cling to every word
You reveal along my way

Psalm 105:1-5

O give thanks unto the Lord; call upon his name: make known his deeds among the people. 2 Sing unto him, sing psalms unto him: talk ye of all his wondrous works. 3 Glory ye in his holy name: let the heart of them rejoice that seek the Lord. 4 Seek the Lord, and his strength: seek his face evermore. 5 Remember his marvellous works that he hath done; his wonders, and the judgments of his mouth;

I discovered that this Psalm is one of the Hallelujah Psalms. Toward the end of David’s life, more and more of his psalms praised the Lord. Did you know that the word hallelujah is the same word in every language? We may all have a different tongue but we can all sing hallelujah together! Amen?

I absolutely love this particular Psalm. Just in the first five verses, the Lord has taught me much! He has taught me how to worship and praise Him.

  • Give thanks – ~1 Thessalonians 5:18 In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.
  • Call upon His name – ~Psalms 50:15 And call upon me in the day of trouble: I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify me.
  • Make known His deeds – ~Ephesians 6:18-20 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;19 And for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel, 20 For which I am an ambassador in bonds: that therein I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.
  • Sing unto Him – ~Isaiah 12:5 Sing unto the Lord; for he hath done excellent things: this is known in all the earth.
  • Talk of His wondrous works – ~Job 37:14 Hearken unto this, O Job: stand still, and consider the wondrous works of God.
  • Glory in His name – ~1 Chronicles 16:10 Glory ye in his holy name: let the heart of them rejoice that seek the Lord.
  • Rejoice – ~Psalms 70:4-5 Let all those that seek thee rejoice and be glad in thee: and let such as love thy salvation say continually, Let God be magnified. 5 But I am poor and needy: make haste unto me, O God: thou art my help and my deliverer; O Lord, make no tarrying.
  • Seek the Lord, His strength and His face – ~1 Chronicles 16:11 Seek the Lord and his strength, seek his face continually.
    1 Chron 16:11
  • Remember Remember Remember – Where do I find all my material to do the above? David says to “remember, remember, remember”!

    Remember His marvellous works, His wonders and the judgments of His mouth. Three things perfectly outline what I can meditate on so I do not forget.The Old Testament is a beautiful history book filled with wonderful and marvellous works that God has done for His chosen people. I think of the 10 plagues – the parting of the Red Sea – the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah. My goodness, each of these accounts are packed with history, teaching and examples for me. And this is only three accounts!

    I must also remember His wonders. Just looking at His creation speaks volumes to me. I gaze into the night sky and feel very very small in comparison to the countless stars above me. Then I observe the inner ear and its intricate tiny structure! How amazing! I can go to the sidewinder snake and see how God provides its favorite food, the gecko. The gecko is much too fast for the snake so the snake buries himself in the desert sand and leaves only the tip of its tail sticking out. This attracts ants looking for grass. As the ants explore, the gecko shows up looking for his favorite food, the ant. Now the sidewinder snake gets his favorite meal at the hand of the Lord! There are countless other wonders, too many to document, but they are there for me to glean from and this prepares my heart for worship.

    Lastly, remember the spoken words of God. God spoke these words and they are penned in His Bible. We are without excuse as we have exactly what we need for every area of our lives given to us by a perfect God. His salvation is clearly outlined from the first pages of Genesis all the way to the last pages of Revelation. His mercy is great. His compassion fails not. He is the Mighty King and Lord of Lords!

    These three areas give us all that we need to worship and praise our Heavenly Father!

All we must do to start is to seek Him. He will take care of the rest! Praise Your Holy Name!

~Jeremiah 29:11-14a For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. 12 Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you. 13 And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart. 14 And I will be found of you, saith the Lord:

~Isaiah 55:6 Seek ye the LORD while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near:

~Deuteronomy 4:29 But if from thence thou shalt seek the LORD thy God, thou shalt find him, if thou seek him with all thy heart and with all thy soul.

~Hosea 10:12 Sow to yourselves in righteousness, reap in mercy; break up your fallow ground: for it is time to seek the LORD, till he come and rain righteousness upon you.

~Acts 17:27 That they should seek the Lord, if haply they might feel after him, and find him, though he be not far from every one of us:

The average “religious” person today believes that whatever he is doing is probably enough to get him into Heaven. However, I can think of no more poignant question to ask one’s self to turn that “probably” into “assurance.”

Do I truly seek after God?

Answering this question with all honesty will reveal whether you are sure of where you will spend eternity. If your answer is that you seek after the things of God, then you still do not have assurance.

~Luke 13:25 When once the master of the house is risen up, and hath shut to the door, and ye begin to stand without, and to knock at the door, saying, Lord, Lord, open unto us; and he shall answer and say unto you, I know you not whence ye are:

~Revelation 3:20 Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.

Christ’s precious Holy Spirit stands knocking at your heart’s door so that He may enter in and save you from the wrath to come, which is life everlasting in the Lake of Fire. Don’t be counted with those who will be cast there:

~Matthew 25:41 Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels:

~Matthew 25:46 And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.

Only the righteous can enter Heaven. Our own righteousness is filthy before God. Christ alone can provide us with His own righteousness so that we may be found worthy to enter eternal life with the Father.

~Romans 3:22-23 Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference: For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.

~Acts 16:31a And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved.

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