May 6, Seeking the Lord

Today’s reading: Psalms 26-30

“My heart says of you, ‘Seek his face!’
Your face, Lord, I will seek” - Psalm 27:8.

Seeking the Lord is not a passive exercise. It requires diligence and fervor. What’s more, seeking the Lord must involve asking good questions if you expect to get good answers. In addition, saying, “God, I will do whatever You want me to do” is meaningless unless you are seeking Him to find out exactly what that is. It’s better to ask and keep on asking, “God, what do You want me to do?” while you commit to do whatever it is before you know what it it. Also, if you keep on asking the Lord the same questions, you will keep getting the same answers. Proverbs 2 directs you to seek Him like you would seek buried treasure if you were guaranteed you would find it: “Indeed, if you call out for insight and cry aloud for understanding, and if you look for it as for silver and search for it as for hidden treasure, then you will understand the fear of the Lord and find the knowledge of God” (Proverbs 2:3-5). Are you seeking the Lord correctly? Are you asking good questions? Do you keep asking until you get an answer?