Who Is On The Throne Of Your Heart?
"O God, you are my God, early will I seek you;" Psalm 63:1 Early will I seek you… How many circumstances in life bring you to prayer -- AFTER you've tried everything else? How often have we heard, "now all we can do is pray." Folks, this is surely putting the cart before the horse. Shall we seek God only when everything else has failed??? The way one resorts to the Lord will indicate the depth of his faith or the lack thereof. A person who lives by faith, whose heart is totally the Lord's, won't have to be counseled to seek the will of God, that is the very first thing he will do, that will be the natural thing to do, he won't even THINK of confronting a situation until he has brought it to the Lord. If you're one who goes to God finally, after you've tried to settle things yourself and when you run out of solutions, then you might very well question your walk with the Lord. There is a depth of consecration for a true believer that will seat God on the throne of one's heart. If that is not the case with you, then you're not right with God. You're on the throne! This is not to suggest that you'd lose your salvation, that is a gift of God totally paid for and free to all who ask. But is that as far as you want to go in your walk with him? Is that as deep as you want your devotion to him to be? Are you content to put him last? Do you think your solutions in life are sufficient without God's input? If so, though you wouldn't admit it you're elevating your own wisdom above his. You're thinking your ways are wiser than his. Stop here and think about it. vs 6-8: "When I remember you on my bed, I meditate on you in the night watches. Because you have been my help, therefore in the shadow of your wings I will rejoice. My soul follows close behind you; your right hand upholds me." This could be written only by a person who has EXPERIENCED God. The psalmist tells the Lord that HE has been his help, THEREFORE… If your relationship with God has been shallow, if it's more religion than relationship, if it's theology or head knowledge rather than abiding with God, then seek him for a deeper walk with him. If you ask him to take you deeper, if your heart truly wants that, then he will. It will cost you, but it's eternally worth it. Eternally. If one doesn't understand this, then he doesn't understand the basics. He has not asked, "who are You, who am I, and why am I here?" Our lives here are extremely short in comparison to the length of time we will spend in eternity. This life should be our investment in our future. It is here that we build a correct foundation, it is here that we learn eternal things, this is our boot camp. Don't -- please -- don't waste it. "When we've been there ten thousand years, bright shining as the sun - We've no less days to sing God's praise than when we first begun." -from “Amazing Grace”