“The lions may grow weak and hungry, but those who seek the Lord lack no good thing.” Psalm 34:10 NIV
This promise is consuming my thoughts this morning…Well actually, I awoke this morning thinking of my needs, my desires, my lack. I awoke this morning and was bombarded by my to-do list.
Does anyone else ever awaken and as you are turning off the alarm, your mind has already begun racing with worries and fears?
If it does, can I suggest you begin each morning in the word? But I digress.
I read my daily devotion this morning but the Holy Spirit reminded me of this scripture. As I read this scripture, the Holy Spirit showed me something I had not seen previously, although I have quoted this verse often.
Lions hunt. They stalk their prey before making their move. During the day, their focus is their prey; yet their hunting success rate is less than 30%.
But as Christians we stalk God not our desired outcome. I have to admit, sometimes I get so focus on the promise, I lose sight of the one who gave me the promise. I become like the lion, stalking my promise.
But Jesus encouraged us not to worry about anything. We don’t seek food or resources but we seek first His Kingdom and His Righteousness and trust all things will be added.
How do we seek God? How do we seek His Kingdom?
Instead of meditating on the enemies lies, we meditate on God’s truth.
Instead of worrying about tomorrow, we are give thanks for what we have today.
Instead of fretting about me or mine, we ask, “How can I be a blessing to others?”
We seek the kingdom as we heal the sick, feed the hungry, preach the Gospel, love the unlovable, set the captives free.
Jesus modeled perfectly what seeking the kingdom looked like. So do what Jesus did.
The Lions focus on their prey. We are called to focus on our God! The Lions, although skillful hunters, go hungry. We do not lack any good thing.
Take your eyes off the resource and put your eyes on the One who gives the resource.