Joyce Meyer Daily Devotional 9th October 2020 Today Message
Topic: A Vital Necessity
Scripture: One thing have I asked of the Lord, that will I seek, inquire for, and [insistently] require: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord [in His presence] all the days of my life, to behold and gaze upon the beauty [the sweet attractiveness and the delightful loveliness] of the Lord and to meditate, consider, and inquire in His temple. — Psalm 27:4 (AMPC)
Message: Joyce Meyer Daily Devotional 9th October 2020
If we truly want to hear from God, then seeking Him must be a priority in our lives. David summarized life’s one requirement in the verse for today. He required God’s presence as a vital necessity in life.
David had enjoyed many opportunities to succeed and gain confidence. Empowered by the presence of God, he had killed an imposing giant with nothing more than a slingshot and five small stones. God chose this simple shepherd boy to become king of Israel, even though he was the youngest brother of a large family of men. His eventual fame and wealth offered everything most people would want or expect to bring satisfaction. Even after all that dramatic success, he was still seeking God, because his heart was after Him, not the things of this world.
David’s pursuit of more of God, even after experiencing His presence in many ways, shows us that we need to continue seeking Him every day of our lives. No matter how many victories we’ve enjoyed or hurts we’ve been through (David experienced a lot of those too—just look at Psalms!), we still need to know God more intimately.
Many people want guidance from God, but they don’t want to lay aside other things in order to hear His voice. But David narrowed down everything he wanted to just one thing—more of God all the days of his life. I believe that the only thing that truly satisfies the longing within us is this: to know Jesus better today than we did yesterday.
Prayer Starter: Father, thank You for the gift of Your presence in my life. I want to seek You and know You better today than I did yesterday…speak, Lord, I’m listening. In Jesus’ name, amen.