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How earnestly do we seek and follow the Lord. Is it a nice thought we occasionally broach; or does our commitment to him and his influence on our lives physically impact us.  Clearly, David was greatly impacted by God’s influence on him. When he was in a place where all the influence of the world seemed to be pouring out over him…he held on to his faith. No accusations, threats, battles or influences of the world never acted as a wedge between him and God.

Our natural tendency is to allow the matters and issues we face daily to captivate our thoughts and energy.  Still, when we fight the urge to take over and allow God to lead–well then he acts as our provider, protector and person of influence in our lives. The days continue to seem difficult, but His love, power and grace–both protect and sustain us; physically and spiritually.

The great irony is that the harder we try to control our destiny, the more chaotic life becomes. Conversely, the willingness to relinquish control of our lives then allows God to return order and peace. In Him all needs are met, and all fear is gone. It simply requires a little bit of faith and a willingness to let God be God of our lives.  Help me, Lord to truly love and desire your leadership in my life.  

God Bless You

You, God, are my God,
    earnestly I seek you;
I thirst for you,
    my whole being longs for you,
in a dry and parched land
    where there is no water.

I have seen you in the sanctuary
    and beheld your power and your glory.
Because your love is better than life,
    my lips will glorify you.
I will praise you as long as I live,
    and in your name I will lift up my hands.
I will be fully satisfied as with the richest of foods;
    with singing lips my mouth will praise you.

On my bed I remember you;
    I think of you through the watches of the night.
Because you are my help,
    I sing in the shadow of your wings.
I cling to you;
    your right hand upholds me.