Needing Strength to Keep Going?

“Look to the Lord and his strength; seek his face always.”- Psalms 105:4.  This verse written by King David is one I chose to journal on

It is a good reminder to look to the Lord and his strength.  Remember his strength and all He can do when you begin to worry and stress.  I love how is says seek his face always.  Seek is more than look at.  But an idea of going after something.  I love looking up definitions to help when applying God’s Word.

Definition of seek:  attempt to find, attempt or desire to obtain or achieve (something)

Synonyms: search for, try to find, look for, be after, hunt for, be in the quest of.

That is a cool concept to be in the quest of the Lord.  Journeying after him, longing to discover more unknown and to experience it.

I think many of the spiritual disciplines seek to do what this verse says.

The discipline of spending time engaging with the Bible (Learn how to do so here) is seeking God and looking to hear from him.

The discipline of silence and solitude (how I exercise this) refocuses us.  Sitting in his creation- I can’t help think on his strength and mightiness as I stare at huge pine trees.

The discipline of prayer is looking to God and asking him to impart some of his strength to me.  It is seeking his face and what He wants for me.

The discipline of fasting is relying on his strength.  Each hunger pain causes me to pray about the thing that is heavy on my heart.

The discipline of self examination and confession.  It helps us to think on God and what He wants to do in my life.  Sacred Rhythms is one of my favorite books ever and it is about spiritual disciplines and other great stuff. 🙂

I end my SOAP (the method I use to engage the Bible) journaling with a prayer.  Jesus, I want to regularly look to You and your strength.  Help me to seek your face always.

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