Blessed be the Lord, Because He has heard the voice of my supplications! The Lord is my strength and my shield; My heart trusted in Him, and I am helped. Psalm 28:6-7 NKJV
The word of God is amazing. It is God’s written revelation to humanity. We learn who Jesus is from God’s Word. We receive direction on how to live. It was written for people everywhere throughout time. And yet God is speaking to each of us personally.
The people of the bible are great and mighty men and women of God. They are also people just like us. The human authors of the bible are people of great faith and obedience to God. They are also just people like us.
David, the man described by God as, “A man after my own heart”, wrote these words.
David’s faithfulness to God will stand as a testimony of the Lord’s mercy and grace for all time. David experienced many high and low points in his life and career. He was not always faithful to serve God in humility and upright behavior.
David never wavered in his faith in God. He never wavered in his faith that God was for him and not against him. He never wavered in his faith that God loved him and the people of Israel. His faith never wavered in the goodness, mercy and forgiveness of God.
David is giving glory to God. He is declaring that God hears his prayers. David declares that God is his strength and protector. David trusted God. The Lord never disappointed David.
Your service to God can stand as a testimony of your faithfulness to the Lord for all time. Your faithfulness can stand as a testimony of the goodness, mercy and forgiveness of God for all time.
How can you affect the world in a way that will impact countless generations of people for all time?
Trust Jesus with your life. Believe the words Jesus speaks to us in the Bible. Stand up and be counted among the people of God. Stand up and declare before heaven and earth the goodness, mercy and forgiveness of God!
Ask Jesus to give you the strength to stand up for Him today. Jesus will hear your voice if you call out to Him. Jesus will be your strength and shield if you trust Him in the secret place of your heart!
Be as bold as a lion and as peaceful as a dove as you walk in the favor of God given to people who live like the Lord is their strength and shield because they know Jesus is with them everywhere they go!
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