Being thankful to the Lord for who He is and how He has encouraged us by His presence is something that we must continually choose to do! I have found by experience that it is something that we have to keep reminding ourselves of because our human tends to fall back and try to coast along. It is so important to keep reminding ourselves that the ability we have comes from God and He wants us to use them through His anointing (1 Peter 4:10&11). David was quick to acknowledge God’s ability in his life Verse 4 says: “For you have maintained my right and my cause, You sat on the throne judging in righteousness “. King David could have been swayed by the many people who would have come and told him what a great king he was, interestingly he took no notice of man’s recognition and he was quick to acknowledge the power of God in his life. He never forgot how when Samuel came to his father to anoint one of his sons as king he was not considered worthy because of his lowly position in the family. Although I have been born again almost 70 years I have never forgotten the miracle of how I was born again and am continually thankful that He is Lord of my life. May we never lose the awe and wonder of belonging to Jesus. In Verse 5 David continues: “You have rebuilt the nation, you have destroyed the wicked, you have blotted out their name forever and ever”. It is important to note that the only time Israel was free from all the enemies that were not defeated when they first came into the promised land was when David was King. He did not claim the victory but said it was God who did it. The verse also says that God had blotted out the names of their enemies forever. Today we do not hear of the name of the nations that God defeated. We should never underestimate the greatness of God in our lives. Verse 6&7 says: “O enemy, destructions are finished forever! And you have destroyed cities, even their memory has perished. But the Lord shall endure forever, He has prepared His throne for judgement “. When we look at the Bible many great nations conquered many cities but because they did not give God the glory they were conquered and are no more. Verse 7 starts with such a powerful phrase which is repeated many times throughout the Bible and is a phrase that we should apply to the way that we live. That phrase is “But God”, this phrase changes everything. It does not matter how the situations look to us and a times we feel overpowered when we apply “But God” everything changes when we allow Him to take over our lives. The greatness of God can never be exhausted, we only experience glimpses of His greatness from time to time. But that is sufficient for us to relax in His nature and allow Him to live more fully in our lives. The greatest battle we face is for us to stop believing in our ability and relying on God. I am so glad that we can choose to pause and reflect on the goodness of God in our lives because when we do we can draw so much more closer to Him.

                         

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  1. So true brother, I was thinking about that the other day and realised I do things my way before asking God first. I am also encouraged that the Holy Spirit is guiding me anyway such a relief.

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