There have been times when the Lord’s blessing on me where beyond my comprehension and understanding. I can’t always see the Hand of God because He’s often “multi-tasking” behind the scenes setting up more blessings. The Lord has placed upon my heart gratitude for the past several weeks. I’m just so grateful for His Presence and His Provision in my life.
The prophet Nathan came to David early on when He became King over Israel. He told David of a vision that the Lord had revealed to Him about David and his house for years to come. The word from Nathan absolutely blew David away. I love his response before the Lord. Check this out…
18 Then King David went in and sat before the Lord, and he said:
‘Who am I, Sovereign Lord, and what is my family, that you have brought me this far? 19 And as if this were not enough in your sight, Sovereign Lord, you have also spoken about the future of the house of your servant – and this decree, Sovereign Lord, is for a mere human!
20 ‘What more can David say to you? For you know your servant, Sovereign Lord. 21 For the sake of your word and according to your will, you have done this great thing and made it known to your servant. (2 Samuel 7:18-21 NIV)
David sits before the Lord absolutely blessed and humble. I imagine that he can hardly come up with the words to adequately express his gratitude. This passage reinforced my desire to have a heart of gratitude to the Lord for His blessing upon my family and me. As I constantly pursue humility, the Lord reveals His blessings upon my life. I really believe that a lot of His blessings were already given, but in my arrogance and pride I didn’t notice them.
I have been really challenged lately with humility. I must keep a constant check on my heart and my attitude so that in humility I can serve the Lord and others. If I have talent, He gave it to me. If I have gifts, He gave them to me. If I have resources to share, He owns them all and He trusted me with them. The blessing of God upon my life blows me away. I want to sit in His Presence and start trying to count all the blessings He’s given to me.
I’ve been blessed lately by Tim McGraw’s new song “Humble & Kind”.