So Far So Good 

2 Samuel 7:18
“Then King David went in and sat before the Lord; and he said: ‘Who am I, O Lord God? And what is my house, that You have brought me this far?’”

Reflecting upon the Lord, and what He has done for you, is a valuable asset to your walk with God. David thought back to the time when he was the forgotten son of Jesse, caring for a few sheep in the outskirts of Bethlehem. His memory was flooded with the call God placed upon his life, and the amazing way he climbed from shepherd to king. His story is one filled with times of tremendous faith, as well as bouts of weakness and yielding to the flesh. Through all of his experience, David would say “. . . O Lord, You have brought me this far.”

Take some time this morning to reflect upon the Lord, and where He has taken you. Think back to the time when you first heard the Gospel, and made the decision to surrender all to Christ. Recall the early victories He gave you over sin and temptation. Reflect on the first time worship meant something more to you than singing. Recollect the first time you shared Christ with someone else. Think upon His grace and mercy, as He has continued with you, even when you drifted, wandered or fell. Consider the mercy He extends every morning, and the grace He provides to help in times of need.

There is no doubt, if you have received Christ and walked with Him, your heart must burst forth as David’s did, crying, “ . . . Lord, You have brought me this far.”

Pastor Jim

 

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