1 Chronicles 28:9 – “And thou, Solomon my son, know thou the God of thy father, and serve him with a perfect heart and with a willing mind: for the LORD searcheth all hearts, and understandeth all the imaginations of the thoughts: if thou seek him, he will be found of thee; but if thou forsake him, he will cast thee off for ever.”
David is encouraging his son here. He reminds him that he knows God. He serves him wholeheartedly and with a willing mind, that means he is willing to do what God says to do without question. David reminds Solomon that The Lord searches our hearts and understands our thoughts. God knows the reason that we do things. And He knows what the desires of our hearts and minds are. David explains to Solomon that if he seeks Him, he will find Him. But if he chooses to reject or forget Him, God will no longer bless him. See, God wants to bless those who want more of Him. If you don’t want anything to do with God, He will leave you alone. And that is something you DO NOT WANT!
Seeking. We are always seeking something. Sometimes people are seeking the latest fashion, the latest color of the year or the latest fad diet. We are always seeking something to make us better. To change our lives for what we feel will be the better. Yet, excluding Cinderella, I don’t know anyone whose life truly changed from wearing the latest fashion.
David is encouraging Solomon to continue seeking God. See, seeking Jesus is the fulfillment of that need to transform our lives. He will change things up and mix things around like you have never seen! He changes our seeking into understanding and fulfilling our purpose in God’s light.
When we seek change without God, nothing really changes. O, the color of the walls may change or the things we eat may change but rarely do those changes stick. We get tired of eating celery and drinking carrot juice and go back to coffee and chips. We get tired of turquoise blue in the living room and go back to a shade of tan. The world’s idea of changes to be made are temporal. They don’t last.
But the changes that come from seeking Jesus and continuing to seek Jesus are remarkable. When you have a problem in any area of life, you have Someone to guide you to the answer. You have a Friend that sticks closer than a brother. He will never leave you nor forsake you. He listens. He understands. But do you notice something in all these positives? It requires you interacting with Him. Seeking Jesus is an active relationship that requires you to move.
So today princess, seek Jesus. Be encouraged by these Old Testament words of David. God wants to richly bless you. But He won’t get involved in your life unless you ask Him.