God: a strong tower; man of war; strategic planner, my God.
Psalm 86: 5,6 “For thou, Lord, art good, and ready to forgive; and plenteous in mercy unto all them that call upon thee. Give ear, O Lord, unto my prayer; and attend to the voice of my supplications”.
I don’t know if you have ever read about a person and their lifestyle and then you fall in love with the behavior and patterns they demonstrate in their lives; it also happens at times when you view a movie, etc and a character just zooms in on your emotions and its love forever.
King David is such a person for me; I am attracted at the possibility that he was created with a fervor and understanding on how to charm the eternal and heavenly Father with poems, music, speaking. He had God’s ears.
I know that I am an isolationist, I crave my own company, but that’s not altogether true because when I am alone, I can tend to build and have conversation with my Father and it can be quite attractive and fulfilling time.
But to go to the purpose of the writing today, David was so attuned to a connection to God that whenever he was traumatized or troubled in his relationships he automatically started having a conversation which could ultimately reflect what he was feeling at any given moment. We know as well that he was a man of war; his heart was toward loving, but his reality was fighting to establish God’s work on earth and he got to the place of asking God for divine assistance in accomplishing these realities.
Many of us in churches today are advised against utilizing the types of prayers such as David did and I wonder, could it be that the adversary is so skilled in planting subterfuge in the body of Christ that a methodology which can aide us is supplanted as a thing of times pass and not desirably. I have heard pastors state, “I don’t pray David’s prayers” and now that I think on it, my question is “for you or for the brother or sister who comes to you to intercede on their behalf?”
The reason I say this is anyone in dire need, under pressure, about to be killed and persecuted “for the most part” will not sit and pray, “gentle Jesus meek and mild, look upon a simple child”.
This subject just stirs me up and requires me to think more; so I am about to go read my own post and meditate on how I ought to pray for those neighbors who love to party…
Trivia: In speaking to God, he told God that He was perfect before him: who is this person?
A set of ladies approached Moses to have certain laws overturned and succeeded in their petition. What are their names? Ans: Numbers 27 (Daughters of Zelophehad).