12.8.20 – Daily Dose of Worship. A study on prayer. Part 23. Favor?

DEVOTION: “I presume that only God’s attention keeps me in existence at all. What then are we really doing? Our whole conception of the prayer concept depends on the answer. We are always known to God. That is our destiny whether we like it or not. But though this knowledge never varies, the quality of our being known can……We are objects of Divine knowledge. When we become aware of that fact and assent all our will to be so known, then we treat ourselves in relation to God, not as things but as persons….Instead of being known we show, we tell, we offer, ourselves to view.” (pg 33)

Interesting concept here. We are indeed known to God, there is no doubting that but…now we are more known to God? Is that what he’s saying here?

The concept of not just being but being a person that God wants to interact with and have a relationship with….something worth pursuing for sure.

As we pursue this thought, there are a few verses that surely back this up:

For I know the thoughts I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. – Jeremiah 29:11

Are not two sparrows sold for a copper coin? And not one of them falls to the ground apart from your Father’s will. But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Do not fear therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows.” – Matthew 10:29-31

So obviously, God desires and wants a relationship with us and is looking out for us….but…the idea that we can be more known to God? Anyone have an opinion on that?

I know that the Bible says that David was a man after God’s own heart. Did God love David more than any other of His children. I don’t think so. Did He know David better than any others. Hard to say.

In digging around a little there are a few concepts here that should be looked into.

Then Samuel took the horn of oil and anointed him in the midst of his brothers. And the Spirit of the LORD rushed upon David from that day forward” – 1 Samuel 16:1, 13.

So David was anointed by God. This certainly adds some favor to His position.

Another author made these comments:

So, how can we honestly say David was a man after God’s own heart? Because he was hungry for Godhe sought after Godhe had a passion for spiritual things, and he tried to please God despite his failures. His actions proved he was a God chaser: He penned 73 Psalms of worship.

It’s an interesting concept, one that I certainly want to pursue.

A the end of the day. Today…be hungry for God. Seek God. Have a passion for Spiritual things. Try to please God. Show God your desire for Him in prayer, in action, in your love.

3 Comments

  1. Suzanne on December 8, 2020 at 9:51 am

    David, like many people in the Old Testament sought God. Also like many of the others, David sinned against God but what sets David apart is he repented, whereas many of the others let sin be their ruin. What a loss it would have been for us, if David, in his weakness cowered away.

    We are created for His glory

    Isaiah 43:7 – [Even] every one that is called by my name: for I have created him for my glory, I have formed him; yea, I have made him.

    And he wants to give us more

    Jeremiah 29:13
    13 You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.
    Jeremiah 33:3
    Call to me and I will answer you, and will tell you great and hidden things that you have not known.
    Psalm 37:4
    Delight yourself in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart.
    Matthew 6:33
    But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.
    Philippians 4:19
    And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.
    Ephesians 1:3
    Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places,

    • Suzanne on December 9, 2020 at 8:40 am

      To add more…
      Adam had everything, every need was met, every desire, he had complete dominion but he sinned and broke from God. Did he repent? No, he said it was the woman ‘you’ gave me. Again, David surrendered, he knew God and when he broke the relationship he knew only God could fix it. David understood the relationship between them.

      • Sherri Hardesty on December 10, 2020 at 7:42 pm

        one of my favorite verses you wrote ps 37:4 delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart—–of course our one true desire should be serving our Lord -let His will be done on earth as in heaven amen thank you God

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