Thursday, August 9
Powerful and Personal
Today's reading: 2 Samuel 7:1-29
My heart was moved as I took in the beautiful relationship between God and David displayed so candidly in 2 Samuel 7--God blessing David with a covenant to establish David's house and kingdom forever, and David's reverent and humble response. I was particularly drawn to David's reply to God and read it through several times, stopping at different points along the way to more fully take in David's attitude, words and actions. David is so personal and intimate with God, yet at the same time, still recognizes God for who He is--our great and mighty Creator who is in control of every detail of the universe. As I closed my Bible, I was thankful for this example and the reminder that our all-powerful God is also personal.
"Therefore you are great, O LORD God. For there is none like you, and there is no God besides you, according to all that we have heard with our ears" (vs. 22).
What does your time praying to and talking with God look like? How personal are those conversations? Is recognizing God and His greatness and thanking Him for all He's done a regular part of your prayers? Tami
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