Archive for October 11th, 2007

1 Chronicles 17

David gets a lesson from Nathan on the past, present and future in the first half of 1 Chronicles 17, and in the last half, David responds to that truth.  Scripture tells us “David went in, took his place before God, and prayed”.  Here we go again men.  We have seen it with all of the great men of faith – they pray.  They know their rightful place before God.  They know who is in control.  David starts his prayer like this: “Who am I”.  Here we have the king of Israel approaching the God of the universe in the right way – with humility and understanding that God is God, not him.  It just reminds me of the truth from the Purpose Driven Life book – it’s not about me.  It is about God.  David also is greatful: “you’ve…given me a glimpse into tomorrow and looked on me….as somebody….even though you know me, just as I am”.  Isn’t it wonderful that God can see beyond the issue of the moment and know who we are down deep.  He is not influenced by the present alone – He knows the past, present and future and knows most of all how He created us.  David continues by praying “there’s none like you, God”.  Guys – here is the essence of our relationship with God.  He loves us beyond our ability to understand because He knows us beyond our ability to comprehend.  There is none like Him.  He is awesome and worthy to be praised.  We need to approach Him just like David – through prayer and understanding not only who He is, but who we are in Him. 

 David also gives a couple statements that I hope we all can work toward in our walk as well.  the house of your servant David will remain rock solid under your watchful presence”.  Are you committed to keeping your house “rock solid” for our Lord?  What does that mean to you?  David also says “you’ve blessed my family so that it will continue in your presence always”.  God has blessed each of us beyond our ability to understand, which is enough to give us the same reason to stay connected as David had.  Are you focused on staying “in His presence” every day?  Not just yourself, but leading your family there as well?  It is our role guys – we are the spiritual leaders God has called for our homes.  If we don’t do it, who will?  I encourage you to consider how to lead your “house” into God’s presence daily and how to “remain rock solid” in serving Him and walking with Him as a family.  That is what God desires.  David showed us how – through PRAYER.  Let’s get after it!

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