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DAILY RENEWAL – WILL YOU PASS THE HEART TEST?

DAILY RENEWAL – WILL YOU PASS THE HEART TEST?

August 5th, 2018 || Scripture of the Day

I know, my God, that you test the heart and are pleased with integrity. All these things I have given willingly and with honest intent. And now I have seen with joy how willingly your people who are here have given to you. LORD, the God of our father Abraham, Isaac and Israel, keep these desires in the hearts of your people forever and keep their hearts loyal to you.  

I Chronicles 29:17-18

David led the nation of Israel to give generously toward the building fund for the palatial temple that was going to be built for God. He was simply overwhelmed at the opportunity they had to give. He burst into a prayer of praise saying, “But who am I, and who are my people, that we should be able to give as generously as this?” David felt overwhelmed by the privilege to give back to God the blessings He had so generously bestowed upon his life.

In the midst of praising and thanking God, David made a statement that is worth pondering over: “I know, my God, that you test the heart and are pleased with integrity. All these things I have given willingly and with honest intent.” David was making the point that even the things we do for God, including our giving can be flawed if they are not done with willingness, honesty of heart and integrity. David reminds us that God is continually testing our hearts and the motives behind our actions including the very things we do for him!

So, question: Will you pass the heart test? Do you serve God with integrity? What is the real motivation behind what you do for God and others? Do you serve and give willingly because you genuinely desire to honor God with your time, talents and treasures? Or do you do it for personal gratification because others will herald your actions? Do you do it to be seen and rewarded by men? Do you do it because of financial motivation or gain? What is your true motivation for the things you do?

May the Holy Spirit help us so that like David, we will serve God with honest intent because we are deeply in love with Him and because He deserves our highest praise for the privilege He has given us to be His children. Always remember that God so loved us that He gave us His only Son, Jesus Christ to die for us. God gave us His very best so let us give Him our very best out of genuine hearts! So, will you pass the heart test?

Prayer: Lord, I thank you for the privilege to serve you and give back to you the blessings you have so undeservedly showered on me. Please help me to serve and give out of a genuine heart of gratitude and worship and not from any ulterior reasons and motives. Amen.

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DAILY RENEWAL – WAIT FOR THE LORD

DAILY RENEWAL – WAIT FOR THE LORD

August 4th, 2018 || Scripture of the Day

I remain confident of this: I will see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living.

Wait for the LORD; be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD.

Psalm 27:13-14

The land of the living is the world in which we live. The land of the living refers to the reality of daily living. The land of the living refers to the land of real life with its attendant ups and downs, joys and sorrows, mountain top and valley experiences; riches and poverty; good and evil; fulfilled expectations and dashed hopes; friends and enemies…

The land of the living is fraught with all kinds of uncertainties. Unless one is deeply confident of who holds his life, it is easy to lose hope in the face of inevitable challenges, disappointments and even failures. This can make us fearful of the future! The uncertainties of tomorrow can sap the confidence out of us!

But David knew who was in control of his life. He knew that his life was in the hands of the Most High God and therefore there was no need to be afraid of tomorrow. So David declared with great assurance: “I am confident of this: I will see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living.” He spoke to his soul: “Wait for the LORD; be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD.”

Child of God: Wait for the LORD! Tell your soul to be strong and take confidence and wait for the LORD. God will not disappoint you. God will come through at the right time. The times and seasons of your life are securely in His hands. He is too good to be unkind to you; and too wise to make a mistake. He is working all things out for your good. Don’t allow anxiety to rob you of the joy of living in peace. You will see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living. Wait for the LORD. Don’t be afraid! Wait for the LORD! He will come through for you.

Prayer: Lord, I will wait for you. Amen.

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DAILY RENEWAL – THE MOTIVATION FOR GIVING TO GOD

DAILY RENEWAL – THE MOTIVATION FOR GIVING TO GOD

August 3rd, 2018 || Scripture of the Day

David praised the LORD in the presence of the whole assembly, saying,

“Praise be to you, LORD, the God of our father Israel, from everlasting to everlasting.

Yours, LORD, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the majesty and the splendor, for everything in heaven and earth is yours…

Wealth and honor come from you; you are the ruler of all things. In your hands are strength and power to exalt and give strength to all.

Now, our God, we give thanks and praise your glorious name.

But who am I, and who are my people that we should be able to give as generously as this? Everything comes from you, and we have given you only what comes from your hand. We are foreigners and strangers in your sight, as were all our ancestors. Our days on earth are like a shadow without hope. LORD our God, all this abundance that we have provided for building you a temple for your Holy Name comes from your hand and all of it belongs to you.    

1 Chronicles 29:10-17

The temple of God was about to be built and the nation of Israel was galvanized to participate. David set the example by giving an immense amount of resources from his personal treasures. The leaders, officials and heads of families were equally motivated to give. The response was simply overwhelming! David was so filled with joy that he offered a prayer of gratitude and praise to God. The prayer of David gives us an insight into the basis of true giving.

True giving to God is motivated and informed by some of the following:

First: God owns and controls everything we have and enjoy on earth. This means whatever we give to God comes directly from His hand. It is, therefore, a privilege to give back of our time, talents and treasures to the one who makes it possible for us to have those things in the first place. Possessing such an understanding, makes it possible to give freely to God.

Second: Wealth and honor comes from God. If God does not elevate us, we are totally incapable of ascending to honor on our own. If God does not give us the ability to obtain wealth, we would not have what it takes to do that in our own strength. In fact, the very breath and health we have to acquire wealth is a gracious gift from God. Such an understanding should motivate us to give to God with profound gratitude.

Finally: The prayer of David reminds us of the brevity of life on earth. We are  foreigners who are bound to depart this earth at some point. We are like fleeting shadows who can leave no permanent marks on this earth. We must hold lightly to material things and invest in the purposes of God which is the only thing that is eternal.

The subject of giving is a rather sensitive one because of abuse and misappropriation but it should not negate the joy and power of giving. When our giving is properly motivated as seen in the prayer of David, we will be encouraged to give generously to God.

Prayer: Father, I thank you for the blessings you have so generously endowed my life with. Please help me to give generously to you with the proper motivation and understanding. Amen.

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DAILY RENEWAL – THE WAYS OF GOD ARE RATHER INTERESTING

DAILY RENEWAL – THE WAYS OF GOD ARE RATHER INTERESTING

August 2nd, 2018 || Scripture of the Day

So David paid Araunah six hundred shekels of gold for the site. David built an altar to the LORD there and sacrificed burn offerings and fellowship offerings. He called on the LORD, and the LORD answered him with fire from heaven on the altar of burnt offering…

The tabernacle of the LORD, which Moses had made in the wilderness, and the altar of burnt offering were at that time on the high place at Gibeon. But David could not go before it to inquire of God, because he was afraid of the angel of the LORD.

Then David said, “The house of the Lord God is to be here, and also the altar of burnt offering for Israel.”

So David gave orders to assemble the foreigners residing in Israel, and from among them he assembled stone cutters to prepare dressed stone for building the house of God. He provided a large amount of iron to make nails for the doors of the gateways and for the fittings and more bronze than could be weighed. He also provided more cedar logs than could be counted, for the Sidonians and Tyrians had brought large numbers of them to David.     

I Chronicles 21:25-22:4

The ways of God are rather interesting. David sinned against God by counting the fighting men of Israel over and above the objections of his military commanders; knowing very well that what he was about to do was evil in the sight of God. Perhaps, one could explain this by remembering that this sin of David came about because he was incited by Satan. The Scriptural account should not be overlooked: “Satan rose up against Israel and incited David to take a census of Israel. (1 Chronicles 21:1) Satan came at Israel through God’s own man David.

Satan always has a long term view of things. As our adversary and avowed opponent of our God, his attacks are quite comprehensive in execution. Satan always attacks to inflict maximum damage not just on the individual through whom the initial sin is manifested but even more so, on the family, community, Church or nation to which the person belongs. When those broad-faceted attacks of Satan are unleashed, it is imperative that we understand the measureless power, authority and ability of our God to work all things out for our individual good as well as His overall divine agenda.

That is the broader picture that grips my mind as I reflect over the statement: Then David said, “The house of the LORD God is to be here, and also the altar of burnt offering for Israel.”

Israel at the time was offering sacrifices to God at a different location – Gideon where the tent of Moses was kept. But out of the sin of David which caused him to buy Araunah’s threshing floor, as specifically directed by God Himself, a new piece of real estate was located for the magnificent temple that was to be built to offer sacrifices to God! This property was divinely selected by God. David was only an instrument in its acquisition. That property would never have been acquired had Satan not incited David to sin against God! In the end, God always wins!

Question: Have you really missed the mark in some area of your life? Has some sin or bad decision led you to to be rather fearful of even approaching God? Listen: It might well be that out of that experience, God is about to direct your steps to a totally new place and level of existence that would cause you to see exactly where he wants you “set up an altar” for Him. Out of your “sin” God could well be directing you to the exact thing He has called you to do! Just open your eyes and trust Him. You will certainly realize that His plans were to accomplish something incredible all along. The ways of God are rather interesting!

Prayer: Lord. there are many times when I am fearful because I have greatly disappointed you. But please help me to  understand that you are more than able to bring something magnificent out of my errors, mistakes and sins. I love you Lord. Amen.

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DAILY RENEWAL – A HEALTHY FEAR OF OUR HOLY GOD

DAILY RENEWAL – A HEALTHY FEAR OF OUR HOLY GOD

August 1st, 2018 || Scripture of the Day

David looked up and saw the angel of the LORD standing between heaven and earth, with a drawn sword in his hand extended over Jerusalem. Then David and the elders, clothed in sackcloth, fell face down.

David said to God, “Was it not I who ordered the fighting men to be counted?…LORD my God, let your hand fall on me and my family, but do not let this plague remain on your people.” Then the angel of the LORD ordered Gad to tell David to go up and build an altar to the LORD on the threshing floor of Araunah the Jebusite…

While Araunah was threshing wheat, he turned and saw the angel; his four sons who were with him hid themselves…

David said to him, “Let me have the site of your threshing floor so I can build an altar to the LORD that the plague on the people may be stopped. Sell it to me at the full price. Araunah said to David, “Take it! Let my lord the king do whatever pleases him.”…

But king David replied to Araunah, “No, I insist on paying the full price. I will not take for the LORD what is yours, or sacrifice a burnt offering that costs me nothing.”

So David paid Araunah six hundred shekels of gold for the site. David built an altar to the LORD there and sacrificed burnt offerings and fellowship offerings. He called on the LORD and the LORD answered him with fire from heaven on the altar of burnt offering.

Then the LORD spoke to the angel and he put his sword back in its sheath…

The tabernacle of the LORD, which Moses had made in the wilderness, and the altar of burnt offering were at that time on the high place at Gibeon. But David could not go before it to inquire of God, because he was afraid of the sword of the angel of the LORD.    

I Chronicles 21:16-30.

What a scene of holiness and divine judgment! David did evil in the sight of God and God brought judgment on the whole nation of Israel. We cannot explain this divine act. Was there some form of “national sin” that God intended to deal with? Our limited minds can never question the righteousness of the omniscient God who knows everything. David appealed to God to spare the people since he was the one who had sinned and the rest of the nation was innocent. God graciously listened and asked him to offer a sacrifice which halted the divine judgment.

Two things should not escape us:

First, God opened the eyes of both David and Araunah to see the angel of the LORD standing between heaven and earth with a drawn sword in his hand extended over Jerusalem. This picture of the happenings in the heavenlies tells us that we should constantly be mindful of the fact that there is always spiritual activity going on that we have absolutely no idea about. We must constantly pray and ask God for forgiveness, mercy and protection.

Second, this experience of divine judgment caused David to develop a healthy fear of God.

The Bible says:’ “The tabernacle of the LORD which Moses had made in the wilderness, and the altar of burnt offering were at that time on the high place at Gibeon. But David could not go before it to inquire of the LORD, because he was afraid of the sword of the angel of the LORD.” David the man after God’s own heart; the man who could sit and chat with God intimately; David the Psalmist was now afraid to enter the house of God. He now had a different understanding of the holiness and judgment of God. That is the healthy fear that the Almighty God wants each of us to have for Him. We must never take our relationship with God for granted. We must reverence God in absolute holiness.

Prayer: Father, may my understanding of your righteousness and holiness be deepened from this moment on. May I have a healthy fear of who you truly are so that I can worship you in spirit and in truth. Amen.

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DAILY RENEWAL – “DO NOT LET ME FALL INTO HUMAN HANDS”

DAILY RENEWAL – “DO NOT LET ME FALL INTO HUMAN HANDS”

July 31st, 2018 || Scripture of the Day

David said to Gad, “I am in deep distress. Let me fall into the hands of the LORD, for His mercy is very great; but do not let me fall into human hands.”

So the LORD sent a plague on Israel. And seventy thousand men of Israel fell dead. And God sent an angel to destroy Jerusalem. But as the angel was doing so, the LORD saw it and relented concerning the disaster and said to the angel who was destroying the people, “Enough! Withdraw your hand.” The angel of the LORD was then standing at the threshing floor of Araunah the Jebusite.   

I chronicles 21:13-15

As far as was humanly possible, David knew God at a depth very few people have been privileged to know. The depth of his knowledge caused him to become a man after God’s own heart. But David also knew humans very well. He knew how king Saul sought for years to kill him. He knew his own son, Absalom, turned the hearts of the people against him, usurped his throne and forced him to walk into exile. He knew how some of his own trusted officials sided with Absalom against him. David knew the difference between the compassion of God and the wickedness of humans.

David knew God but he also knew humans. He would rather fall into the hands of God than that of humans. His words are rather painful to reflect over: “I am in deep distress. Let me fall into the hands of the LORD, for His mercy is very great; but do not let me fall into human hands.” God is compassionate beyond understanding. Indeed the Bible tells us that “it is because of the LORD’s mercies that we are not consumed. His mercies are new every morning and great is His faithfulness.” God’s love is so astonishing that He sent His only Son, Jesus, to die for us while we were still actively sinning against Him! David knew the compassion of God. He knew how God spared his life after he had committed adultery – a sin that called for the death penalty. He would rather fall into the hands of God than that of humans.

Scripture tell us in Jeremiah 17:9 that, “The human heart is the most deceitful of all things, and desperately wicked. Who really knows how bad it is.” David did not want God to give humans the power and authority to determine his fate. When humans are given the power, the resources or expertise to make a difference, their actions can be rather unpredictable. Unless that individual truly fears God, that power can be abused to the detriment of all. Very few people have the humility to exercise power in a way that is truly beneficial to humanity or the organization they serve. Power can make us proud, arrogant and even downright disrespectful of our fellow humans. It happens in nations, on the job, in families and even in the Church. Just listen to the news! I call that “The Human Factor.” Always remember the human factor.

So, how do you handle the privilege of the power and authority God has given you in your country, your family or God’s Church? Would people gladly say: “let this person (you) be the one to deal with them because they truly see godly characteristics in you? Reflect over that.

Prayer: Lord, I ask that you give me the humility to serve out of kindness and compassion and not the potential wickedness of my human heart. Amen

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DAILY RENEWAL – GOD IS NO RESPECTER OF PERSONS

DAILY RENEWAL – GOD IS NO RESPECTER OF PERSONS

July 30th, 2018 || Scripture of the Day

Satan rose up against Israel and incited David to take a census of Israel. So David said to Joab and the commanders of the troops. “Go and count the Israelites from Beersheba to Dan”…the king’s command was repulsive to him. This command was also evil in the sight of God…

Then David said to God, “I have sinned greatly by doing this. Now, I beg you, take away the guilt of your servant. I have done a very foolish thing.”

The LORD said to Gad, David’s seer, “Go and tell David, ‘This is what the LORD says: I am giving you three options. Choose one of them for me to carry out against you.’ ”

So Gad went to David and said to him, “This is what the LORD says: “Take your choice: three years of famine, three months of being swept away before your enemies, with their swords overtaking you, or three days of the sword of the LORD – days of plague in the land, with the angel of the LORD ravaging every part of Israel.’ Now then, decide how I should answer the one who sent me. “

David said to Gad, “I am in deep distress. Let me fall into the hands of the LORD, for His mercy is very great; but do not let me fall into human hands.”

I Chronicles 21:1-15

God is utterly holy, just and righteous. These qualities preclude Him from playing favorites. God is no respecter of persons. He deals with sin and the sinner with equal justice. Unlike humans, divine justice is truly  blind! There is no bribery and there is no corruption! He is merciful to all and His wrath knows no discrimination either.

When Satan rose up in rebellion against God, he was kicked out of heaven. Satan was one of God’s choicest and most powerful angels but his sin earned him divine judgment which will be fully consummated in the final judgment when he will be thrown into hell. When Adam and Eve sinned against God, divine judgment brought a curse upon their lives and that of the entire human race; God is no respecter of persons. When Moses sinned against God by striking the rock instead of speaking to it as God had commanded, he forfeited stepping foot on the Promised Land as God had commissioned him to do; God is no respecter of persons.

David was dearly loved by God. God called him a man after his own heart. His relationship with God was nothing short of enviable. A read through the Psalms causes one to just pause in awe of how a mere mortal could enjoy such a deep relationship with divinity. But even David did not get away with sin because God is no respecter of persons. David paid dearly for his adultery with Bathsheba and here again, we see him pleading with God for mercy because of his sin in counting the fighting men of Israel. He knew it was wrong but he overrode the objections of his advisers and pridefully pursued his desire. He did what was evil in the sight of God. The price was rather hefty. God is no respecter of persons.

I believe there is an important lesson for us: Going against the word of God is bound to attract whatever built-in consequences it entails. God is righteous; He is no respecter of persons so we can never get away with the consequences of that which violates His righteousness. Satan is cunning and will always seek to incite us to violate the word of God because he is aware that we can not escape the destructive consequences; divine mercies notwithstanding.

So let’s allow the lesson from David’s life to spur us on to serve our faithful God in holiness and righteousness because God is no respecter of persons. Sin in our lives only reap the pain associated with it. It is painful for God to observe the pain; but because He is no respecter of persons, His judgment will always run its course even if we are “a man after God’s own heart.”

Prayer: Father, I thank you for the many lessons I see in the life of David. Please help me to live in holiness and righteousness. Help me to understand that sin has its consequences and that you are no respecter of persons with regard to your righteousness. Amen.

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DAILY RENEWAL – YOU ARE FORTIFIED BY GOD

DAILY RENEWAL – YOU ARE FORTIFIED BY GOD

July 29th, 2018 || Scripture of the Day

“Get yourself ready! Stand up and say to them whatever I command you. Do not be terrified by them…Today I have made you a fortified city, an iron pillar and a bronze wall to stand against the whole land- against the kings of Judah, its officials, its priests and the people of the land. They will fight against you but will not overcome you, for I am with you and will rescue you,” declares the LORD

Jeremiah 1:17-19

The Prophet Jeremiah was given an assignment from God to the people of Judah but he was reluctant and frightened. He made excuses that he was too young and did not know how to speak but God assured him of divine fortification against all the powers in the land. God assured him that even though people would fight against him, he would be victorious because He would rescue him and make him victorious.

I am always fascinated by the way God deals with the “human factor.” Part of the human factor is the fear we have of people coming against us to harm us even when our cause is righteous and godly. This reality creates a reluctance in us when called upon to take a stand for God. God understands that fear and He always gives us the assurance of His Presence and protection.

Please be encouraged that you are fortified by God. God’s protective presence fortifies you as you live your life to bring Him honor. Don’t be afraid, declare His word and take a stand for Jesus.You are a fortified city, an iron pillar and a bronze wall.You are not defenceless. You are fortified by God. Stand upon that word.

Prayer: Father, I thank you for divine fortification. Help me to walk in the reality of  your protection. Thank you for the assurance that even when people fight against me, you will rescue me. Amen.

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DAILY RENEWAL : SATAN IS NO RESPECTER OF PERSONS.

DAILY RENEWAL : SATAN IS NO RESPECTER OF PERSONS.

Scripture of the Day || July 28th, 2018

Satan rose up against Israel and incited David to take a census of Israel. So David said to Joab and the commanders of the troops, “Go and count the Israelites from Beersheba to Dan. Then report back to me so that I may know how many there are.”

But Joab replied, “May the LORD multiply his troops a hundred times over. My lord the king, are they not all my lord’s subjects? Why does my lord want to do this? Why should he bring guilt on Israel?”

The king’s word, however, overruled Joab; so Joab left and went throughout Israel and then came back to Jerusalem. Joab reported the number of fighting men to David: In all Israel, there were one million one hundred thousand men who could handle a sword, including four hundred and seventy thousand in Judah.

But Joab did not include Levi and Benjamin in the numbering, because the king’s command was repulsive to him. This command was also evil in the sight of God; so He punished Israel.     

I Chronicles 21:1-7

The Bible makes it clear that Satan can take people captive to do his will (2 Timothy 2:26). The Bible also makes it clear that we need to be sober and vigilant because our adversary the devil, goes about like a roaring lion seeking whom he may devour (1 Peter 5:8).

Satan is no respecter of persons. He pounces on whatever opportunity he gets to accomplish his objective of stealing, killing and destroying. He attempted to use Peter to derail Jesus from going to the cross to save humanity. Jesus discerned the situation and commanded Satan to get behind him. The words were spoken to Peter but the intended recipient was Satan himself. Satan is no respecter of persons: he used Judas, one of the twelve disciples, to betray Jesus to His enemies. Satan is no respecter of persons: “Satan rose up against Israel and incited David to take a census of Israel…this command was also evil in the sight of God; so He punished Israel.”

Satan is certainly no respecter of persons: he even tempted Jesus in the wilderness and tried to get him to turn against God the Father. The truth is: the “higher” a person’s “position” and responsibilities, the fiercer the satanic attacks that would typically be unleashed against him or her.

David was a man after God’s own heart and yet Satan successfully incited him to do what was clearly displeasing to God. It is almost certain that David’s desire to know the strength of his fighting force was borne purely out of pride and not for military expediency. It gave him personal satisfaction to know how many soldiers were under his command. This was evil in the sight of God because victory came to David not because of the size of his army but because of the size of his God! Satan is no respecter of persons so as the Scripture says, those of us who think we are standing firm should be careful lest we fall.

Prayer: Father, please help me to remain sober and vigilant so that I can recognize every enticement of the enemy that might cause me to fall. Amen.

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DAILY RENEWAL : REMIND GOD ABOUT HIS PROMISES

DAILY RENEWAL : REMIND GOD ABOUT HIS PROMISES

Scripture of the Day || July 27th, 2018

“And now, LORD, let the promise you have made concerning your servant and his house be established forever. Do as you promised, so that it will be established and that your name will be great forever. Then people will say, ‘The LORD Almighty, the God over Israel, is Israel’s God!’ And the house of your servant David will be established before you.’

“You, my God, have revealed to your servant that you will build a house for him. So your servant has found courage to pray to you. You, LORD, are God! You have promised these good things to your servant.

Now you have been pleased to bless the house of your servant, that it may continue forever in your sight; for you, LORD, have blessed it and it will be blessed forever.”

I Chronicles 17:23-27

King David wanted to build a temple for God out of gratitude for all that God had done for him. The elevation from an unheralded shepherd boy overlooked by his own father and siblings to the position of King over the entire nation was a bit overwhelming for him. He wanted to make a lasting statement of love to God by simply “immortalizing” his love in brick and mortar – a memorial for all to see. But God had other plans. God wanted David’s son and successor to be the one to build the temple.

Nonetheless, God was so pleased just by the good thought of David that He sent the prophet Nathan to inform David about how pleased God was because of his intentions and how blessed David was going to be because he had found favor in the sight of God.

David was even more overwhelmed. Not only had God been undeservedly good to him; but God was also promising to bless his house and ensure that his name will be enshrined among the greatest of men! David’s posterity was never to be wiped out; God’s love was never to depart from his successor and his house was going to be blessed forever!

So, David simply sat quietly before God to thank him and to take it all in. I think it was more of a heartfelt conversation with God rather than an intensive prayer. I am actually reminded of how God would come down in the cool of the day and chat with Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden before the fall of humanity.

I am struck by two things in the conversation:

First, David said to God: “Let the promise you have made to your servant be established forever. Do as you have promised…”

Second, “You, my God, have revealed to your servant that you will build a house for him. So your servant has found courage to pray to you. Very, very interesting! David was simply telling God that the only basis of his appeal was God’s own promise to him! But for the promises of God, he would not even have had the courage to approach God! That insight, should give us  Confidence to approach the Throne of Grace!

God is moved when we remind Him of His promises to us in His own word! God watches over His word to perform it. Has God made any personal promises to you? Has He quickened any portion of Scripture and personalized it for  you? Then have a heart to heart chat with Him. Remind Him of those promises and confidently expect Him to fulfill them.

Remind God about His promises!

Prayer: Lord, I thank you that all your promises are “Yes” and “Amen” through Jesus. I am confident that you will fulfill every promise you have made to me because you are True and Faithful. Amen.

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