Seeking God’s Way

Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me (Psalm 51:10)
Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts (Psalm 139:23 KJV)
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When Samuel was looking for a king, God advised Samuel not to look on the physical appearance of the individuals (1 Samuel 16:7); so Samuel depended on God to reveal His choice, and God chose David.  Later, David humbly asked God to reveal any issues in his character and to remove these defects.
Thankfully as we come to God with an attitude of submission and dependence, He also will help us to overcome our weaknesses.  Like Samuel, let us depend on God so that we can make good decisions.

Courage

“Be of good courage, and he will strengthen your heart, all ye that hope in the LORD.” (Psalm 31:24 KJV)
“Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.” (John 14:27 KJV)

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When we hear the word courage, we think of strength to face a challenge or an obstacle.  When we experience difficult times and we have exhausted every possible solution that we can think of, in these times, we realize how helpless we really are.
But fortunately we can depend on God to provide us with strength, that we can draw on in times of need.  This strength results in a change in our thoughts and actions; and where things previously looked impossible, God shows us the way to succeed.
Thank You God for providing us with courage daily.

Gladness

“Thou hast put gladness in my heart, more than in the time that their corn and their wine increased.” (Psalm 4:7 KJV)

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No one can deny the importance of our physical food and sustenance, but God’s filling satisfies a deeper longing.  In this Bible verse above, the Psalmist expresses the greater value he places on what God gives than on the  security of having an abundance of earthly food.
The joy that we receive from God touches the part of us that is invisible to the eye but that is vital for our spiritual well-being.
Thank You God for giving us spiritual health.

Determined

“My heart is fixed, O God, my heart is fixed: I will sing and give praise.” (Psalm 57:7 KJV)

 

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Focused and not distracted.  This is the state of mind that David declared himself to be in.  Having had to flee from Saul and acknowledging the danger in which he was in, David was determined that in any situation he would praise God.
David recognized who God is and also acknowledged that irrespective of his situation, God was to be praised and exalted.
During these rough times, the praises come from very deep within. Praises were not based on circumstances or situations, but was simply based on who God is.
Thank You Lord for putting Your praise in my heart.