“Seek the Lord and His strength; Seek His face continually. 12 Remember His wonderful deeds which He has done, His marvels and the judgments from His mouth, 13 O seed of Israel His servant, Sons of Jacob, His chosen ones!” 2 Chronicles 16:11 -13
This is just a portion of a psalm of thanksgiving led by Asaph, a musician appointed by King David. This is his plea to God’s chosen people–Israel.
Looking at Asaph’s example, we can realize that a heart of full of gratitude to God inspires others to seek and thank Him as well. It’s contagious!
What did I realize? I know that God wants us to do these two important things to help us draw nearer to Him. He wants us to:
1 Make seeking Him our full-time pursuit.
2.Remember not only His word but also His works all the time.
These are reasons I believe that keeping a journal is a vital part of our spiritual growth. Recording our blessings, God’s answers to our prayers and His powerful messages in our journal helps us remember His “marvels and judgments from His mouth.”
Dear Heavenly Father, first of all, thank you for Your blessings and for giving us such a privilege to know You personally. Always fill our hearts with thanksgiving that will lead us to seek you continually. Forgive us when we forget how you have answered many of our prayers in the past or when we fail to remember Your works and words. Help us to believe that You are the Rewarder of those that diligently seek You. Help us to continually feel and experience that Your presence in itself is our reward when we seek You. Help us to stay in love with You. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen!