Read Psalm 27
If there was ONE thing you could ask of the Lord, what would it be? More money? A miracle in your family? A baby? A different job? Relief from stress? Most of us go to God with a list of requests almost like a Christmas wish list we submit to Santa, hoping all our dreams will come true. Then, when we don’t get what we asked for, we find ourselves disappointed and sometimes even angry at God.
I love Psalm 27. David, who is called “a man after God’s own heart,” reminds us in the midst of some of life’s biggest problems (running for his life while people are slandering his name), to seek God’s face. More than anything, David wanted to worship during the warfare.
No matter what you’re facing today, remember God is on your side. Our momentary troubles are a blip on the radar in the scheme of eternity with our Saviour. God desires to have all our attention and focus. He wants nothing more than to know we are fully his. When we seek his face and worship him no matter what life is throwing our way, we will see the goodness of the Lord.
As you continue to seek God through prayer and fasting, make his presence your main desire. To be with him, to know him, to experience his love and peace.
Heavenly father, I know I have nothing to fear with you on my side. I seek your face today and desire your presence like none other. I put aside all requests and rest in knowing you are with me now. Give me a glimpse of your glory and a taste of heaven. As I continue this week to pray for our city, I look outward at its problems and needs and I give them to you. I ask you to move and reign over our city. In Jesus’ name, Amen.