Good morning all!
Father, we know You are Lord of all and Maker of all mankind. Help us to keep our eyes on You today, help us to find Your favor and grace and feel the warmth of Your presence, Amen. You have something troubling you today? Is it possible that it’s really not and there’s a greater purpose? What’s troubling?
Psa 132:1 KJV – [A Song of degrees.] LORD, remember David, [and] all his afflictions:
Lord, remember YOUR beloved and all that troubles Him;
Psa 132:2 KJV – How he sware unto the LORD, [and] vowed unto the mighty [God] of Jacob;
How YOUR beloved has pledged total allegiance to YOU, and promised the MIGHTY God of all;
Psa 132:3 KJV – Surely I will not come into the tabernacle of my house, nor go up into my bed;
I will NOT sit still in my comforts and I will NOT take rest;
Psa 132:4 KJV – I will not give sleep to mine eyes, [or] slumber to mine eyelids,
I will NOT close my eyes, or look to relax,
Psa 132:5 KJV – Until I find out a place for the LORD, an habitation for the mighty [God] of Jacob.
UNTIL I find You Lord, and place You where You belong, the mighty God of the Church.
What was troubling David here? What did he consider the greatest threat in his life? Loss of wealth? Loss of health? Loss of peace? Not even close…it was the absence of God. I mean can there be anything more troubling to a believer than the absence of God in your life? What is the absence of God?
Psa 13:3 KJV – Consider [and] hear me, O LORD my God: lighten mine eyes, lest I sleep the [sleep of] death; Lord open my eyes and let me witness YOU lest I sleep the sleep of DEATH…what’s more troubling than death? Believer there is NOTHING more troubling than losing the presence of God in our life. And I’m not talking about attending Sunday service, whether in person or online. The psalm says remember David…remember the love of Your life and the absence of You is what’s troubling me. It’s not as though David didn’t have other troubles, he had a father in-law that wanted to kill him, a wife that thought he was an idiot, a child that died and one that wanted him dead so he could have the throne. But that wasn’t troubling him…instead it was the absence of God in this moment. How serious was he about finding God? I’d say pretty serious when he’s making a vow and swearing that he and his kingdom will do everything in his power to find Him. He wasn’t willing to go home, lay down or take a breather UNTIL He found God. How far will you go for the one you love? What are you willing to do to get them back? This is such a beautiful picture of God’s love for us and our love for Him. He couldn’t rest without the love of God and David was willing to sacrifice everything so he could love God in return. Our relationship with God is a LOVE relationship and without it…we’re dead.
1Jo 4:16 NLT – We know how much God loves us, and we have put our trust in his love. God is love, and all who live in love live in God, and God lives in them. You want to find God this morning? Put your trust in love and go live it, you’ll get the best of both worlds…heaven and earth…thy kingdom has come!
Point to Ponder
Do you suppose God has the winning play? Let’s take a page out of His playbook, the Bible says He leaves the 99 to go after the one…there’s always 99 reasons not to love and only one good reason to love…God…go find Him today!
Let’s all find Him today by loving someone, In Him Phil
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