Seek ye the LORD while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near: Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the LORD, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon. For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts (Isaiah 55:6-9).
Today’s Morsel: I have come to realize that many of the things we pray and ask God for have already been given to us. Paul said in Hebrews 6:9 - But, beloved, we are persuaded better things of you, and things that accompany salvation, though we thus speak. There are some things that came with your salvation. You don’t need to pray for power to stand; it came with your salvation. You don’t need to pray for strength; it came with your salvation. You don’t need to pray for love, joy, peace, long-suffering, faith, self-control, humility, and patience; it came with your salvation. We just need to stir up the gift of God that is within us. When we seek the Lord with all of our heart, everything we have need of will be given. Jesus said, “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you” (Matthew 6:33). The kingdom of God is not meat and drink, but righteous, joy, and peace in the Holy Ghost (Romans 14:17). Therefore, when we seek Jesus with all our heart and find Him, we find everything else we need in our lives. So the next time you think about praying for something, ask yourself, have I sought after Jesus first?