Book of 1 Chronicles
God enjoys blessing His children and He also desires to prepare us to not only receive His blessings but to position us to manage them as well.
Purpose and blessings go together. Seeking God and learning to serve Him aligns our lives toward fulfilling His purpose for us. Our ideas around purpose pale when compared to God’s purpose for us; He is the God of higher ways and higher thoughts.
When King David had prepared the plan and the materials for Solomon, his son to build God’s House, he encouraged his son with these words;
“And you, Solomon my son, know the God of your father and serve Him with a whole heart and with a willing mind, for the Lord searches all hearts and understands every plan and thought. If you seek Him, He will be found by you…” (1 Chronicles 28:9)
We can hear the wisdom and experience in King David’s words. He learned first-hand his need to know, to serve and to seek God with all his heart and how his success in fulfilling God’s purpose directly related to his relationship with God.
A lifestyle of knowing, serving and seeking God will bring clarity to your purpose and the best way to fulfill it. God knows our heart and our plans are not hidden from His sight. He knows when we are ready to be sincere in our search for His purpose and not our own. If we are sincere in our seeking, He promises to be found by us and to reward those who don’t give up on the seeking.
“And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that He exists and that He rewards those who seek Him.” (Hebrews 11:6)
Determine to know, to serve and to seek God with a willing heart. He promises to reward your efforts.