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I’m Doug Apple...and my heart is on fire! (Luke 24:32)
“They that seek the Lord shall not want any good thing.”
That’s what it says in Psalm 34:10.
Now I might need to explain the King James English. When it says, “shall not want any good thing,” it means you won’t be lacking any good thing. Of course you WANT good things. You desire good things, and here’s how you get them. You seek the Lord.
You seek the Lord by drawing near to Him. We enter into His gates with thanksgiving and into His courts with praise. We come boldly before His throne of grace. We draw near to God in our personal prayer time, alone, seeking Him, seeking His truth and His light and His heart.
When we seek the Lord, then His will begins to unfold in our lives. We obey Him more; and when we walk in His ways, we become more pleasing and more attractive to other people.
When you are living a life that is pleasing to the Lord, it is a life full of love and joy and peace and patience, and people like that! People will be drawn to you. They will like you.
And they will be glad to help you get the good things you desire.
So that is one way that, when we seek the Lord, we shall not want for any good thing; because God makes us into a good person, and other people will be glad to bring their blessings into our life.
And when you are a good person, you will always be doing good for other people. That is a blessing in itself; and then the Bible also says, “give and it shall be given unto you.”
I like the quote from Zig Ziglar, “If you help enough other people get what they want, they will make sure that you get what you want.”
Another blessing from seeking God is that He lavishes His love on us. When we receive His love, especially during our personal times with Him, that gives us good mental health, and good spiritual health, and good emotional health. It gives us hope and a positive outlook on life.
When we seek God, then we stop grieving and quenching His Holy Spirit inside of us, which unleashes the power of the fruit of the Spirit in our lives. And that really opens the flow of every good and perfect gift that comes down from the Father of lights!
So you want good things? You want a blessed life? You want God to flow through you and your family, then do this with all diligence: seek the Lord.
For they that seek the Lord shall not want any good thing.
May God bless you as you seek Him today.
I’m Doug Apple.