If you’ve heard my testimony, you know I experienced abuse from my father throughout my childhood – mental, emotional and sexual abuse. Then, for years after I left that situation, I continued to live with a constant sense of guilt and condemnation that caused me to be a miserable person who was usually angry about something and very difficult to get along with.
But eventually, God helped me to overcome the hurts and wounds from the past and He miraculously restored my soul. It’s been a long journey getting to where I am today and it hasn’t been easy, but I can honestly say it’s been worth it. God has done such an amazing work in my life!
One Scripture verse that has been truly life-changing for me over the years in my journey to wholeness is Psalm 27:4. It says: “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…” (AMPC).
The foremost thing we need to learn is to keep God first in our lives. Psalm 27:4 is talking about seeking God, and not just the blessings He can give us. Now, there is nothing wrong with asking Him for the things you want and need, but they should not be your focus.
God loves us and wants to show His love to us. But He wants to have a personal relationship with us that goes deeper than us just coming to Him when we need something or have an emergency.
I remember when God spoke to my heart that if I would seek Him as if I was desperate all the time, I wouldn’t find myself in desperate circumstances as often. The truth is, we really are desperate for God all the time, whether we realize it or not.
I’ve discovered that when you have God Himself, you have everything you will ever need. It’s all about learning to seek God’s face – who He is, His presence – and not just His hand, or what He can do for you.
To be Continue………