Seek the Lord while He may be found, call upon Him while He is near. NKJVIn hard times we call upon the Lord. In our destress we cry out to Him for strength and saving grace. When He seems far to us and our souls are troubled we pray and seek after Him.
But is that the only time we pray and seek?
We should take our joyful and untroubled times to seek after Him and enjoy His presence to the fullest. Just because times are good does not mean that we should stop praying for His provision.
It's really easy to, when everything seems to be going well, 'let God take a break'.
"It's so easy, I shouldn't be asking God for help with that. He has much more important things to do!"
"This will be easy enough. No worries God, I have this covered."
". . . huh? Oh, I hadn't even thought about praying for this. I guess it couldn't hurt. . . but let's make it fast, ok?"
But why wait for disaster or the onset of insecurities to bring us running back to God? The Christian life is not promised an easy life, and those who walk with God are often the target of the enemy.
I want to learn the discipline to pray for protection and provision, even in the little things, and His continued presence, not only when I am having a bad day, week, month or year or a friend or neighbor is facing troubles, but also when everything seems perfectly fine and my joy in Christ is profound and deeper than deep.
Now to Him who is able to keep you from stumbling,
And present you faultless
Before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy,
To God our Savior,
Who alone is wise,
Be glory and majesty,
Dominion and power,
Both now and forever.