46. Give thanks to God in all things

In the past couple of weeks we saw that David had a lot of opposition. First from within his own family and then from without. But he was God's ordained leader and God honored him because of it. He fought for David to keep him on the throne. We learned that the same is true of us today. If God is for us, who can be against us? He walks as a mighty Warrior by our side. We simply need to stay by His side and follow His voice for our lives.

After Absalom's rebellion, David was firmly on the throne once again, but the Philistines came to attack them once more. After a couple of brutal fights they defeated the Philistines and Israel had rest from their enemies. Then David wrote a song to God honoring Him for delivering them. I just want to quote a couple of verses from this song of David:

"The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer; the God of my strength, in whom I will trust. For You are my lamp, O Lord; the Lord shall enlighten my darkness. He is a shield to all who trust in Him. God is my strength and power, and He makes my way perfect. He makes my feet like the feet of deer, and sets me on my high places." 2 Samuel 22:2, 3, 29, 31, 33, 34

Isn't it beautiful? David gave honor and glory to God. He attributes his strength to God and acknowledges that God has placed him on his high places. He thanked God openly and publicly for all that He did for him. This sums up David for me, a man who really honored God in all that he did. And if he made mistakes, he was sorry and immediately made right with the Lord again and drew near to Him.

How many times have you thanked God for being with you? For giving you what you have? I have a journal and many times I write down things that I am trusting God for. And now and again I page back a year or two, to remember again what I have prayed about and what my mindset were back then. And it is amazing to see how things turned out, not necessarily as I had dreamed or envisioned, but everything worked out as it should. And it is then that I am reminded to thank God for all that He has done. Sometimes I notice that I never thanked Him. That is very sad indeed and I think it happens more often than we think. We should thank God for all that He has done for us. We should exalt Him and testify of His goodness and grace. Our testimonies should be like sweet incense, not only to Him but to other people as well, drawing them closer to God.

This song of David is beautiful to me. I can visualize God as our Rock and Fortress, our Deliverer. That is who He is and I want to exalt Him as that today. He is up high, seeing everything and acting upon all that is going on in our lives. He is around us, protecting us from all sides. He is our Deliverer, giving us access into the Holy of Holies. He is our shield, protecting us from all attacks. He is our lamp, lighting the way, so that we can clearly see where we need to go. He is our strength and power, giving us all the vitamins and minerals that we need. And He sets us on high places, allowing us to walk there with the swift feet of deer. He is our everything; without Him we are nothing.

We glorify Your Name o Lord and we thank you for all that You have done for us in our lives. We exalt Your Name on high and glorify Your mighty Name. Without You we do not want to take one step. Thank you for being with us! We are eternally grateful to You Jesus for opening the way for us. Hallelujah! Amen

2 comments for “46. Give thanks to God in all things”

  1. Gravatar of RonelleRonelle
    Posted Monday, 03 May 2021 at 2:58:03 PM


  2. Gravatar of MariMari
    Posted Monday, 07 June 2021 at 8:35:19 PM

    Dis n pynlike proses maar soos ons in Romeine lees” alles sal ten goede meewerk vir die wat God liefhet.

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