Delight thyself also in the Lord; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.
We were created for the express purpose of having intimate fellowship with God. The solution to whatever you need on today is found in spending time with God. Totally clear your mind for a moment and take a look around you. Forget about all the deadlines you have today, that bill that needs to be paid soon, the boss or coworker that has been giving you a hard time, or any other issue that has consumed your mind and attention up until this point. Now take a look around you and look at the trees, the flowers, the birds, and even the grass. Look at how carefree they are, their color, vibrance, and the life that emanates from them! If you are indoors, close your eyes for a moment and picture a beautiful sunrise or sunset that you have witnessed at some point in time. If you focus on these things long enough, most likely you will begin to feel at peace, revitalized, and as if all the issues that were previously on your mind will somehow work out. We see the hand of God throughout His creation and have the distinct honor and privilege to fellowship with Him on a daily basis through spending time reading His Word, prayer, and observing all the wonderful things He has created. Now imagine being able to spend time with the President of the United States anytime you want on your terms. Well, we have one who is even greater, more powerful, and knowledgeable than the President of the United States who is Almighty God the creator of heaven and earth! We are afforded the honor and privilege to spend perpetual intimate time with Him. This is God's desire for us, that we would get to know Him more intimately by seeking His face and not His hand so that He can bless us. To better understand this concept we must go back to the origin of the matter. When God created Adam (or man) He told him that man could have everything with the exception of the one thing that belonged to God (Genesis 2:16-17). The same still holds true for us today. The Bible says that all things are ours. The exception to that is that our praise, worship, talents, finances, and our time spent in fellowship with the Father! The enemy knows the power of spending intimate time in fellowship with the Father which is the reason He sends distractions in terms of financial crisises, relationship issues, and physical illnesses. We will talk more about the distractions of the enemy throughout this week. God is not a subtracter but an adder and a giver. Spending time with God on a daily basis sows a seed and sets a spiritual law in motion giving us everything we desire and need. As we spend intimate time with the Lord, we also learn more about His magnificence, He gives us solutions to problems we may face and works everything out on our behalf. So what will you give your attention to on today? Seek His face first and not His hand and He will give you everything else you need and desire!