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A Vital Necessity



One thing have I asked of the Lord, that will I seek, inquire for, and [insistently] require: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord [in His presence] all the days of my life, to behold and gaze upon the beauty [the sweet attractiveness and the delightful loveliness] of the Lord and to meditate, consider, and inquire in His temple.

Psalm 27:4 (AMPC)

If we desire to hear from God, then seeking Him must be a priority in our lives. David summarized life’s one requirement in the verse for today. He required God’s presence as a vital necessity in life.

David had enjoyed many opportunities to succeed and gain confidence. Empowered by the presence of God, he had killed an imposing giant with nothing more than a slingshot and five small stones. God chose this simple shepherd boy to become king of Israel even though he was the youngest brother of a family of men. His eventual fame and wealth offered everything most people might think would bring satisfaction.

David’s pursuit of more of God, even after experiencing God’s presence in many ways, should give us a realization that we must continue seeking God no matter how many victories we have enjoyed. After all, even David needed to know God more intimately.

Many people want guidance from God, but they don’t want to lay aside other things in order to hear His voice. But David narrowed down everything he wanted to just one thing—more of God all the days of his life. I believe the only thing that truly satisfies the longing within us is to know God more intimately today than we did yesterday.

Prayer Starter: Lord, I want to know you more intimately today than yesterday and keep falling deeper in love with

You every day. Show me Your will and guide me by Your voice. In Jesus’ Name, Amen

Joyce Meyer

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