A Revelation. If you have a very specific goal in mind and make the necessary steps to reach it, you will achieve that goal. Because you know that if you do this, you will have achieved that goal. Go to sleep earlier, and you will wake up earlier (and the results are limitless)
“My God my God why have you abandoned me? Why are you so far away when I groan for help? Every day I call to you, My God, but you do not answer. Every Night you hear my voice but I find no relief.” Psalms 22:1–2
As my korean-speaking pastors have noticed my attendance, graciously repeat in Korean the passage verse several times before they begin their message. (thank you) The passage for this morning was Psalms 22, which is King David’s desperate cry and plea to the Lord for deliverance from his present oppression and assault of his enemies.
The message was focused on the heart of David. Before King David became King he was a shepherd on his father’s land, every morning without fail he rose to tend to his sheep- to be obedient in what seemed to be the banal, daily tasks and obligations of life. But the Lord chose him, for that very reason, because you see that David saw the beauty in God’s creation and tended to them, dedicating every minute of his life not just for the sake of his father and his ‘job’ but because he saw the value in it- in those tasks. David was a man who took after God’s own heart (Acts 13:22). Because of this heart, David in the face of oppression surrounded by his enemies, he cried out to God with faith that He would respond. After these very lines listed above, he clings to God’s providence and praises him-
“Yet.. you are holy, enthroned on the praises of Israel. Our ancestors trusted in you, and you rescued them.”
The point of his message that morning, was that the only reason why we as believers fall to temptation and sin, get burnt out and even sometimes turn away from faith.. is because we do not go to Him, our Father. Some of us sit in our bitterness and doubts that God has abandoned us, and we refuse to look to Him, to go to Him. We refuse, because we know that in order for us to go him- we must go on our knees (6–8) there must be this confession and humble demeanor of our approach to God as we present our burdens and fears. We must admit our doubts, anger, fear to Him that we need him. As King David did in this Psalms, we must admit our faith no matter how fragile it may be- to cling onto the fact that God is Holy, righteous, loves us, take care of us and would deliver us.
In these 33 days, my number 1 prayer is for humility and a humble heart. To declare my need for Him, and to be certain that He would respond.
In the past 3 days, I have asked my lovely ladies from church to call me and wake me at 530am- not only to wake me, but so that I could direct my prayers for that specific person as well. And in reading, Romans 8:26–30, 1Cor. 14 I have found that there is a gifting in prayer. As we speak to him, and our souls utter words in ‘tongue’ there is also the ability to prophesy to those around us- to encourage and build up others. So, for those beautiful ladies, I hope from the bottom of my hearts to offer words of encouragement as I converse with our Lord, God King.