2 Samuel 7:18 (NIV®)
Then King David went in and sat before the Lord, and he said: “Who am I, O Sovereign LORD, and what is my family, that You have brought me this far?”
Church folks are too often coached to come in on the weekend, take our place, stand up and sit down when we’re supposed to, then go out and live our lives. That’s awful! The greatest power for the transformation and satisfaction of our lives comes from interacting with Almighty God. David knew this. He’s the king, with all the power that entails, and he goes in and sits in the presence of the Lord and asks, “Who am I before You, God, and why would You bless me this way?” That same awareness should be growing in us. We should not be people who endure worship and separate it from our daily lives; we should strive to understand the power of God and the possibilities of life with God in the midst of it. A growing awareness of the Kingdom of God will change not only every aspect of our lives, it will impact our communities and our world.
Heavenly Father, thank You for a community of faith—men and women to encourage me as I seek You. Thank You for the privilege of worshipping You freely. I am grateful for Your presence, Your invitations, and Your power at work on my behalf. Strengthen me, Lord, so that I may faithful to You in all that I do. I ask this in Jesus’ name, amen.