Are you preparing your heart to seek the Lord? We have a responsibility, as the people of God, to seek out the Lord, to seek to serve Him; to be continually preparing our heart to seek the Lord. Notice in the verse below: what was the evil that was done?
II Chronicles 12:14 “And he did evil, because he prepared not his heart to seek the LORD.”
How did he do evil? – “because he prepared not his heart to seek the LORD.”
How about you? Are you daily preparing your heart to seek the Lord that day? What are some ways we could do this preparing on a daily basis? Psalm 5:3 helps us with the answer “My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O LORD; in the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee, and will look up.” – We need to start off everyday with prayer and Bible reading. This is a key way in which we prepare to seek the Lord out each day.
Ezra 7:10 is the antidote to II Chronicles 12:14. We need to take Ezra 7:10 as a verse we seek to live out every day. Don’t let II Chronicles 12:14 be able to be spoken about your life; instead seek to be an Ezra 7:10 Christian every day!
Ezra 7:10 “For Ezra had prepared his heart to seek the law of the LORD, and to do it,…” – Every morning of every day prepare your heart for that day to seek the Lord out and His will. Be a prepared Christian everyday. Be prepared because your enemy is always prepared to bring you down and ruin your testimony. Prepare your heart every morning to seek the Lord every day.