Saturday, February 18, 2012

The Story of Our Lives

Good morning! I'm sharing serious thoughts from the library today.

King David of Israel possessed many talents and God-given abilities. He played the harp, sang worship songs and danced for joy. God helped him win all his battles for Israel. He became a prolific writer and a prophet. The psalmist was inspired by the Holy Spirit to write many revelations of Israel's Messiah. One example is Psalm 16:10. “For You will not leave my soul in Sheol, nor will You allow Your Holy One to see corruption”. This is a psalm that contains prophecy concerning the resurrection of Christ.

David recorded the thoughts of his heart and experiences of his life for us to read three thousand years later. I'm sure he would be amazed how many millions of people now enjoy reading his songs available in several hundred languages. I'm honored when one hundred friends read what I write in English.

As a novice author, I write about a certain subject and then put the paragraph aside for a later time, hoping more ideas will come to me. I wonder how many times King David had the same writer's block.

In David's psalms, he sometimes described his desperation, but also included praise to his Lord. I imagine he started several psalms at one time, but eventually finished them when he experienced victory over a certain sin, trial or circumstance.

Chapters in our lives are not finished immediately, but a process of steps, like paragraphs, with a few chapters now and then. We all will continue writing our story until we finish the book of our lives and the Lord calls us to eternity. Let's seriously consider how we will end our final chapter.

But may all who search for you be filled with joy and gladness in you. May those who love your salvation repeatedly shout, "God is great!" Words of David in Psalms 70:4


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