"This is the generation of them that seek him, that seek thy face, O Jacob."Selah.(Psalm 24:6)
As God Almighty looks upon us, because of our religious upbringing, we assume he's looking at our church buildings, our church clothes or maybe listening to our church lingo and that He is so impressed by our "churchy ways" that He's going to give all of us the blue ribbon. He is urging us to look at ourselves, too look within, to look at our present location and where we are headed as a nation of people. He desires that we pray, "Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as It is in heaven". How often do we pray those exact words as commanded by Jesus Christ Himself? The prophetic looks to the future, so please join me in the Spirit for a moment, what do you see? Where will we be in five, ten or 15 years? The choices we make today will have an extreme impact on our children and our nation over the next few years. Who will our children vote for in government elections? What will those elected officials believe concerning righteousness and where will our choices today ultimately propel us in just a few short years? I ask you, "Do you want to see God"? "Who shall ascend into the hill of the LORD? or who shall stand in his holy place? He that hath clean hands, and a pure heart; who hath not lifted up his soul unto vanity, nor sworn deceitfully. He shall receive the blessing from the LORD, and righteousness from the God of his salvation."(Psalm 24:3-5) Are we ascending up the holy mountain of God or are we declining into moral decay while sitting on church pews in a building that is clean swept but empty? Are we hoping that our dramatic tears will soothe our rotten lifestyles as we attend one our traditional gatherings we call church? Is God's Spirit touching us deep within by His Word or do we just like the emotion that is brought forth by our favorite song ? We must desire to be the GENERATION THAT SEES GOD do things that will reshape our lives forever not just an emotional moment that is fleeting. "Lift up your heads, O ye gates; and be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in. Who is this King of glory? The LORD strong and mighty, the LORD mighty in battle. Lift up your heads, O ye gates; even lift them up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in." (Psalm 24:7-9)
Our Heavenly Father, Let us see what you see, let us feel what you feel, let us know what you know and most of all, "Be the KING OF GLORY and COME IN", into our days, nights, hours and moments of time that we may know you in all of your power, glory and honor forever, AMEN!!
Scott L. Boatner