Sunday devotion 2024

What Do You Seek? ~ Sunday Devotion

One thing I ask from the Lord, this only do I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze on the beauty of the Lord and to seek him in his temple. Psalm 27:4 (NIV)

When you’re looking for something, you get focused, laser-focused. In fact, you must if you want to find it. You can’t look for multiple things at one time. 

Have you ever needed the perfect outfit for an event? If so, you go shopping with that one thing in mind. You choose specific stores and specific areas of the store based on what you’re looking for. You’ll certainly leave the kids at home, so there’s nothing to distract you. If you want to be successful, you must focus on the purpose of your shopping trip. 

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I hate to shop, but one thing I did get laser-focused about seeking early in my life was weight loss. Seeking weight loss consumed me for many years. It became the focal point of my life distracting me from everything else. It was what I read about and surfed online for. I avoided others while I stayed determined to find the perfect plan that I thought would become the answer to all my “problems.” If only I could find the key to help me lose a few pounds then I would feel good about myself and be able to step into my life. Even though I was a Christ follower, I focused on weight loss and only glanced at Jesus. Without my eyes on Jesus, I was lost and got nowhere. 

It was only when I returned to seeking Jesus, and only Jesus, that I found peace and freedom. Contrary to what we’ve been told, losing weight will not lead to a fulfilled life. The only way to fulfillment is fixing our gaze on Jesus and staying committed to the path He has paved for each of us. This requires a shift in our priorities and a daily commitment to seeking Jesus. But this is a commitment that is rewarded with the beauty of abiding in His presence, here on Earth and forever in Heaven.

Action Step: What do you seek? Have you become distracted or disillusioned by things of the world? Today can be the day you commit to fixing your eyes on Jesus. He will not disappoint you. In fact, He’ll help you, like He did me, with that thing you’ve been trying to fix on your own. 

Happy Sunday!

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