Today’s Scripture Reading: 1 Kings 2: 1-9, 2 Samuel 23: 1-7, 1 Kings 2: 10-12, 1 Chronicles 29: 26-30, Psalms 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 11
When I look at the night sky and see the work of your fingers—
the moon and the stars you set in place—
what are mere mortals that you should think about them,
human beings that you should care for them? –Psalm 8:3-4
Do you ever wonder if God really
cares about you?
hears your prayers?
I am so insignificant compared to the mighty universe we live in, it’s easy when I’m using my intellect to think, “it just sounds too good to be true that the God of the Universe would think about me!”
David wasn’t doubting God’s love and care in Psalm eight; he was completely in awe of it!
Maybe you’re thinking, “How can I know that the Living God is not just David’s God, He’s MY God?
We must do what David did:
- Observe nature and realize YOUR Heavenly Father spoke it into existence
- Hold, read, and meditate on God’s Word and realize when He inspired each word, He was thinking of YOU
- Talk to Him and take the time to wait for Him to talk to you
- Keep a journal of the times you’ve heard God speak, answered a prayer, or saw something supernatural
David was a shepherd until he was anointed to be king. Think about how much time David spent observing God through nature, being alone with God and meditating on his Word, talking and listening to Him, and recording his thoughts– we have a record of his journaling in the Psalms.
While group worship services, Bible studies, and prayer gatherings play an important part in the growth of our relationship with God; they’re not meant to replace your personal time with God. In today’s digital world, it is harder than ever to unplug from technology and get quiet with God, but make the effort (that’s what the journey is all about), you’ll be so glad you did.
If we’re willing to do what David did, we can have what David had…a heart full of love and amazement for our Lord!
Heavenly Father, I’m amazed that You know me, see me, and care about me. Lord, I want to know You more. Holy Spirit pull me away, like a magnet, from the busyness and noise of this world. Speak to me Lord, teach me Your ways, and use me for Your Glory.
In Jesus Name. Amen and Amen!
©2013, Dianne Guthmuller
Tomorrow’s Scripture Reading: Psalms 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 19, 20, 21