Daily Devotion, August 3, 2020 - Who Am I? What Am I Doing?

Pastor: Connie Belmore

Daily Devotion, Aug 3, 2020
Reading: 2 Samuel 7:18-29
Who Am I, What Am I Doing?

Do you ever find yourself waking up in a fog after a deep sleep? I find myself literally saying, “Who Am I? What Am I Doing?” until I get my bearings. This is followed by me saying good morning to God and asking God to help me through the day to do what God would have me to do for God’s glory. This has especially been part of my routine during these past few months as I have been introduced to new and different ways of trying to stay connected with people.

In a way, David’s prayer in 2 Samuel 7:18-29 from our Scripture reading for today certainly begins out this way. David literally says, “Who am I, Lord God? (v. 18) and “Now what more can David say to You?” (as David refers to himself in the third person)…" for you Lord God, know Your servant” (v. 20). But then David continues to pray on and adores and acknowledges God who has done great things for David so that David would know the goodness and the greatness of God to which David acknowledges by saying, “…nor is there any God like you”.

David then speaks about God’s people, the nation of Israel, whom God has redeemed for God-self to do great things and awesome deeds for the land of God. David names the ways that God has redeemed his people… from the hands of Egypt, out of all the nations and from all other gods. David acknowledges God that has called him to lead and be king over God’s own people forever. David concludes this prayer of great thanksgiving for God’s greatness and goodness by committing to magnify God’s name forever and commit to establishing a household who acknowledges God. David is giving thanks to God for his house, the people in his house and says (in essence), “because of all you have done for me and my house I have found it in my heart to pray this prayer to you.” He ends this great prayer of thanksgiving and gratitude acknowledge God’s truth, goodness and blessings and requests that God will go before him and continue to bless him.

David shows us that prayer should come right from a person’s heart who is just being real as he or she converses with God. Let’s commit to just having a wonderful conversation with God and beginning by asking… who am I (in God) and what am I doing (in God). Once we start our prayers with such honest curiosity, we will begin to see clarity, despite the fog and confusion we may find ourselves in from time to time, and realize that God is doing great things in us, through us and for us.

Dear God, thank You for examples in Your Word of how to converse with you, even when we must ask about who we are and what we are doing. Help us to just be real with you as we enter our time of prayer each day and to acknowledge that you already know everything there is about us and so there is no need to be pretentious. And help us to know and speak of your truth, your blessings and your goodness throughout each day. In the name of your Son, Jesus, we pray. Amen.

 
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