There is much to be said about a person anointed and called to serve God, I am amazed with many of their stories and David is one of those key people. I love how he taught me to bless the Lord, regardless. His humility with Saul continues to teach me that my way is not the best model to follow, but rather God’s way even when it costs me.
All you mountains not chosen,
sulk now, and feel sorry for yourselves,
For this is the mountain God has chosen to live on;
he’ll rule from this mountain forever. – Psalm 68:16 MSG
It is so noticeable to see the people whom God has chosen – what an honour to be honoured with His presence.
Blessed be the Lord—
day after day he carries us along. – Psalm 68:19 MSG
Honour is more than praise and blessing is more than honour. There is something about a bended knee when I think about honour. Is it not odd that someone like me can take the honour to bless God? It does make sense when I think that since He honoured me first, that gives me the opportunity of honouring Him. I pray that I may take every day to honour Him and show it by blessing Him.
I made a short list, very short, of what I have received from His hand as a blessing:
- material things
- dignity of my work
- peace – both inward and outward
- being rescued
- balanced load to carry
It is only here, in the knowing of blessing, that when I am called to give because of a false claim against me, I can.
I’ve got more enemies than hairs on my head;
Liars and cheats are out to knife me in the back.
What I never stole
Must I now give back? – Psalm 69:4 MSG
I can give to restore a false claim because I want to make peace with the one who believes an offence has taken place, even when it has not. If the offended party feels that they have enacted the laws, then I am offered the opportunity or maybe I should say, it has now become my duty to bless. Amazing how the laws of God are opposite to the law of this world. Paul did this, Jesus obviously did this, David did this constantly with Saul. Who can take away my honour, peace and happiness? While it may seem so, God’s glory restores them and for me I might even have to wait for my death and eventual resurrection to see that take place. What a position of strength that is required. I believe it is only attainable if I am fully aware of my blessing and practice of blessing God for all that I have and all who He is and knowing that I have been called to serve God.
Father, thank You for reminding me of these great truths.