"I will never forget your precepts; through them you give me life" [Psalm 119.93 NASB]
In the majority of circumstances David was both grateful and thankful to God. Correspondingly, one of Paul's timely exhortations to all believers was in everything to "Give thanks." [Eph. 5:20]
Over and over again David's insight and discernment is sprinkled throughout this Psalm. For example, in this verse David not only knew who had healed him but he also knew how He had done it.
The word and the Spirit are still God's two main avenues by which He continually draws near to His people. Without question, God's pure desire is for His life to flow constantly in and through us just as the oil flowed freely in Zechariah's vision of the golden lamp-stand.
Do you often yearn for God's life, which is resident in you to touch and transform the lives of the people you meet on a daily basis? This happened frequently in the life of the Lord and the main source for this to be activated was His compassion.
There are many different and desperate needs in the lives of the people around us. Can you feel God's heart beating with love and compassion for these sorrowful and suffering individuals?
I often find that God's impartiality is a constant source of hope and encouragement. What He has done in the past, He longs to do again. That is, He is capable of revealing Himself to people of all backgrounds and transforming their lives radically.
What will be the catalyst for this to take place? God will give us a word about someone's situation, like the man at the pool of Bethesda - and then the life-giving and transforming Spirit will confirm what He has said.
Therefore, like the man with the withered hand, once you hear Him, step out. [David McArdle]
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I love it and can relate. Really nice. The only thing was the end. The flow was really good throughout but for me although the ending was nice, the "step out" sounded like a blunt cut. Maybe you may want to add to that like "step out and...