When King David was ready to hand off the kingdom to his son Solomon, he took time to give Solomon some sound advice. he had a father/son chat that was full of wisdom. he told Solomon in 1 Chronicles 28:9 that if he would seek God, he would find Him. David made it clear that this was all important. he wanted His son to have God’s presence and leadership for the dark days ahead. He could be successful at everything else in life, but if He missed God, He missed it all.
This is true for all of us, and it is true for a church. If we move ahead without God’s presence and leadership, it doesn’t matter how “successful” we might me. If we don’t seek Him with all of our hearts, then we run the risk of being successful at all of the wrong things. Solomon started well, but got distracted bu success, wealth, women, and pleasure. He was indeed successful at the wrong things. He needed to seek the Lord above all.
Will you join with your church body as we seek the Lord above all? Sunday night at 6:30 we gathered together to seek the Lord for the future, and set direction for the coming days. As we continue down the road of making disciples, we must seek Him abve all, lest we find ourselves successful at all the wrong things. May the echo of David’s words to Solomon ring in our ears, “As for you, my son Solomon, know the GOd of your Father, and serve Him with a loyal heart and a willing mind; for the Lord searches all hearts and understands all the intent of the thoughts. If you seek Him, He will be found by you; but if you forsake Him, He will cast you off forever.”