Friday, March 30, 2012

"On Fire": Swap Out David's Name for Yours...

Hey Ladies...

OK, a sistah girl is BEAT today and being that God rested from Friday sunset to Saturday sunset (Genesis 2:1-3), then that's definitely my cue to get off of this thing for a while. However, there has been a prayer that I read, oh, about 10 days ago that has been on my heart to share. In the New Century Version, it's simply entitled, "David Prays to God" and while history shows that David certainly had his moments of being *a plum trip*, I wouldn't doubt one bit if he had the spiritual gift of intercession. That man knows he could say a prayer!

And as I was reading this particular one, it really touched me when he referenced his *future family*. And so now, I just want to encourage you all, no matter what your current relational condition or status may be, to perhaps adapt some of this prayer to your own life by journaling it or even reciting it, especially in your moments of fear or doubt. After all, the Word, which is God (John 1:1), tells us that when we feel anxious, we should state our requests *with thanksgiving* (Philippians 4:6-7). A lot of times we may *pray* but not *with thanksgiving* and this is something that David did in this prayer below:

"Then King David went in and sat in front of the Lord. David said, 'Lord God, who am I? What is my family? Why did you bring me to this point? But even this is not enough for you, Lord God. You have also made promises about my future family. This is extraordinary, Lord God.

'What more can I say to you, Lord God, since you know me, your servant, so well! You have done this great thing because you said you would and because you wanted to, and you have let me know about it. This is why you are great, Lord God! There is no one like you. There is no God except you. We have heard all this ourselves! There is no nation like your people Israel. They are the only people on earth that God chose to be his own. You made your name well known. You did great and wonderful miracles for them. You went ahead of them and forced other nations and their gods out of the land. You freed your people from slavery in Egypt. You made the people of Israel your very own people forever, and, Lord, you are their God.

Now, Lord God, keep the promise forever that you made about my family and me, your servant. Do what you have said. Then you will be honored always, and people will say, 'The Lord All-Powerful is God over Israel!' And the family of your servant David will continue before you.

'Lord All-Powerful, the God of Israel, you have said to me, 'I will make your family great.' So I, your servant, am brave enough to pray to you. Lord God, you are God, and your words are true. And you have promised these good things to me, your servant. Please, bless my family. Let it continue before you always. Lord God, you have said so. With your blessing let my family always be blessed.'"---2 Samuel 7:18-29(NCV)

Remember what the Word says about Adonai as it relates to his promises: "

"For all the promises of God in Him are Yes, and in Him Amen, to the glory of God through us."---2 Corinthians 1:20(NKJV)




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