Monday, March 28, 2011

You Have Made Me!

 43Thou hast delivered me from the strivings of the people; and thou hast made me the head of the heathen: a people whom I have not known shall serve me.
 44As soon as they hear of me, they shall obey me: the strangers shall submit themselves unto me.
 45The strangers shall fade away, and be afraid out of their close places. 

You Have Made Me!

David did not come from a long line of kings, yet he understood that he was not a self made man! As he looked over the kingdom he ruled, he declared, "You have made me the head of the nations." (Psalm 18:43b, New King James Version)

In a sense of utter disbelief, he marveled at the kingdom given to him by God. Strangers whom he would never personally meet bowed down in fear and obedience before him. Yet, David never bathed himself in self-glory, so common to kings of other nations, but bowed before God in humility and awe.

As Christians, God has given a "kingdom" to each of his servants; each has a purpose to fulfill that can be accomplished by no other. How do we view our own little "kingdoms?" How do we view our triumphs and successes? 

Truly, we have an amazing God; He brings us into this life fully equipped to fulfill the purpose He has ordained for us before time began. How, then, can we take any personal  glory for the things that have been granted to us by God?

What a gentle reminder that our lives are gifts given to us by God. Our goals and purposes are not to be our own, but, rather, they are to be the fulfillment of a life ordained by God. To Him, alone, belongs the glory and honor for our triumphs and successes. 

He has equipped us, and He, alone, sustains us and keeps us on the right path.

Oh, Lord God, you have made me!

To God be the glory!

God Bless You,
Linda

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