Seek the Lord and His strength; Seek His face evermore!
1 Chronicles 16:11
After David successfully returned the Ark of the Covenant back to Jerusalem, he prayed with great praise and adoration to the Lord, which is found in 1 Chronicles 16. The Ark of the Covenant to David was very much like the Holy Spirit to us today, being that it is God's presence in our life. The Lord's presence in our lives is what makes it possible for us to live godly lives amidst the backdrop of many different trials we face. In battle, the Israelites would win when their Ark was with them and they relied on God's strength to give them victory, which is why David was so excited to have the Ark back in Jerusalem.
Because we have God's presence not only with us, but within us, as a result of the cross of Christ, we have strength that is available to us at all times, a strength that can't be matched by any other thing in this world, and that same strength leaves us seeking His face evermore with King David!
Pastor Jason Witt