|When we seek God, we are like a beautiful rose with a flaw in our petals.|
King David writes:
"The humble shall see this, and be glad: and your heart shall live that seek God."
What is David saying here?
First we must take into account that King James (my version of Bible) added words and those words are italicized. So, the word "this" can be taken out and it reads, "The humble shall see, and be glad: and your heart shall live that seek God".
We can't see what God wants us to see and do with no humility in our lives. Dear readers, prideful, boastful thinking can't live inside of our hearts. Be humble. Do not take revenge.
Example: take those hurtful words someone just now spewed at you and give them to God to take care of.
You will know glad, in another word: peace. :))
What does "your heart shall live" mean? I believe this means eternal life in heaven with our Lord God. How do we seek God to attain this? Studying His Word (the Bible) every day and pray, pray, pray. Ask God's Holy Spirit to guide you on personal issues. He will, and you'll see changes like never before.
Of course at some point, we must do the acts of being saved and to walk with God as directed in the Bible: confession that we are sinners, accepting Christ as our Savior and immersion in water to spiritually wash away our sins.
Already a saved child of God helped me after Joshua died, for I had accepted Christ as my Savior at age eighteen. God had proven His power to me for decades. Even at that, in my darkest days, weeks and months after Joshua's death by suicide, I had to work hard to seek God.
Let me tell you, it's exhausting to seek God when you don't feel like it.
I learned to wake in the mornings and say good morning to God to begin my day on a spiritual foundation.
I assure you, dear readers, there is never any calm like what the Lord can give. I also assure you, I would not still be alive if it were not for my Lord. He saved me from myself. How? I kept reading encouraging scriptures, but I also read the book of Job in the Old Testament. That made me feel better that someone else had not only lost a child, but all of his children.
In my search for scriptures, I found two verses, Philippians 4:8 & 9, and memorized them to ease my torment over losing my youngest child to such a horrific death. God's Word made me humble and glad. He gave me rest from my own misery. I was in misery, but with God I sensed His peace.
Dear readers, I tell you the truth. What I write in each post has happened to me, and God did save me from my own self. Today, I am healthier in mind, body and spirit, because of my spiritual Father in Heaven.
Lord, I am grateful for Your loving comfort of Your holy Word. In Jesus' holy name. Amen.
Until next time . . . read the Bible and live.