Seeking Continually

Seek the Lord and his strength, seek his face continually.

I Chronicles 16:11

David instructs the people in this verse to do two things: 1. seek the Lord and His strength and 2. do it continually.

The Bible instructs us over and over again to seek the Lord.  This verse specifies that we should be seeking His strength.  Of course, there is good reason to seek His strength- we have none of our own.  Without the Lord’s strength, we do not have anything.  He gives us the strength that we need to face life’s trials and troubles.  He gives us strength to live for Him and to reject temptation.  He gives us strength to overcome the flesh and the world.  He is our strength, and, as such, we should be seeking Him.

We should be seeking Him, and we should be doing it all the time.  We should never stop seeking Him.  There is never a time when we can say that we have enough strength.  There is never a time when we don’t need to be seeking Him.  We need to seek Him “continually”.

8 responses to this post.

  1. I need to read this post continually, to remind myself to seek Him continually. What a telling thing then, when I struggle to get through a day . . .have I sought Him early, then stopped? Let me keep at it! Thank you so much and God bless you as you seek Him! deb

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    • That happens to me all the time- I seek Him early in the day, then start trying to rely on my own strength later on. It doesn’t make sense, but neither does most other stuff I do. 🙂 Thanks, Deb.

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  2. Ben,
    Great point, for me seeking Him continually has come in the form of walking in the Spirit daily. I am not consistent enough on my own to do anything continually, but the “helper” that He provides to us through the Spirit can do anything. God Bless
    Jim

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  3. Ben, This goes hand in hand with 1 Thesselonians 5:17, “Pray without ceasing.” Without prayer, without seeking God, I know I have no strength for even the easiest day. What a great reminder of where our strength comes from. Peace, Linda

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    • I like the thought of praying without ceasing. Always being in a spirit of prayer. And I also like the thought that I don’t even have enough strength for the easiest day. There is absolutely nothing I can do without Him!

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  4. It makes me think of the hymn “I need Thee Every Hour. Thankfully, we have him every hour of every day…how does that Bible verse go? “The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth…” (Romans 10:8).

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    • I love that hymn and was just singing it the other day! I’m so glad we do have Him every hour, even though I don’t always live like it. It is comforting to know that He is always there.

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