1 Chronicles 16:11 | World Challenge

1 Chronicles 16:11

September 8, 2019

Seek the Lord and his strength; seek his presence continually!

Devotional Thoughts

By David Wilkerson

The Old Testament tells us God divided His people into two categories: those who sought Me and those who sought Me not. And God has two kinds of children today as well—those who regularly seek Him in their secret closet of prayer, and those who do not.

Do you have a closet of prayer? I don't mean an actual clothes closet (though that could do) but rather, do you have a habit of shutting yourself in with God?

To have a "secret closet" means simply to be shut in with God anywhere, anytime. Giving quality, chosen time to yearn after Him, seek Him and call on His name.

Do you have a daily practice of getting alone with God? That is what the prayer closet is all about: practice. It is about disciplining yourself to come before God—to answer when the Spirit's wooing calls you. It means having a heart that says, "I must get alone with God; I must talk with my Father today!"

The kind of prayer I'm talking about has to do with intimacy with God!

Psalm 91 is many believers' favorite passage of Scripture. What great promises are found here! The entire psalm is a revelation of the delivering, keeping power that comes from living in an attitude of seeking God. The person who lives in this habitation of prayer will have power over all demonic snares, all fear, all sickness and plague—power to prevail and bring forth results in prayer!

But there is a condition for all this. It is found in verse 1: "He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty." "Dwell" means "to live." Do you live in your prayer closet — in the secret place of the Most High?

You may wonder, "Does this mean I need to be shut in with God all the time?" In a manner of speaking, yes! Paul said we are to pray without ceasing. And David said, "Seek the Lord and his strength, seek his face continually" (1 Chronicles 16:11).

Dear saint, in your every waking hour, let your mind be stayed on God. Commune with Him. Yearn after Him at all times. All through the day, in everything, call upon Him in your spirit and you will know His power and order in your every step! Amen!


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