Thursday, November 22, 2012

Eternal Blessing

Who am I, O Sovereign Lord
and what is my family, 
that You have brought me this far?
For You are God, O Sovereign Lord
Your words are truth, 
and You have promised 
these good things to Your servant. 
And now, may it please You 
to bless the house of Your servant, 
so that it may continue forever before You. 
For You have spoken, 
and when You grant a blessing 
to Your servant, O Sovereign Lord
it is an eternal blessing!
2 Samuel 7:18, 28-29

Prior to this prayer of thanksgiving,
the Lord had granted a blessing
to the house of Obed-edom
because the Ark of God--
God's presence--had rested there.
We are a people who have God's presence
dwelling within through His Spirit.
His presence is our very life; 
in His presence is fullness of life.
His presence always brings blessing.

Lord, help me to cherish Your presence
and be ever mindful of who You are.
I ask that I have a holy "fear of the Lord"
as my guard rail for obeying Your voice
and honoring Your presence.
This morning, I ask the question David asks:
Who am I, Lord, and what is my family,
that You have brought me this far?
His prayer of thanksgiving is 
on my heart this morning.
When You grant a blessing, Lord,
it is an eternal blessing.
The privilege of dwelling in Your presence
is a blessing for today,
and a promise for eternity.
With Your blessing, 
this house will be blessed forever.
We are a grateful family.


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