Friday, February 18, 2011

God will be with thee

The first thing I read this morning was:
God, will be with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee, until thou hast finished all the work for the service of the house of the Lord.
It is the last half of the verse from I Chronicles 28:20. I am reading out of the King James version and the words "will be" are in italics so it seemed that much more emphasized. As I read further there was an amazing prayer from King David - a man who was faithful until the end of his life. An overcomer.
Thine, O LORD, is the greatness, and the power, and the glory, and the victory, and the majesty: for all that is in the heaven and in the earth is thine; thine is the kingdom, O LORD, and thou art exalted as head above all.

Both riches and honour come of thee, and thou reignest over all; and in thine hand is power and might; and in thine hand it is to make great, and to give strength unto all.

Now therefore, our God, we thank thee, and praise thy glorious name.

But who am I, and what is my people, that we should be able to offer so willingly after this sort? for all things come of thee, and of thine own have we given thee.

For we are strangers before thee, and sojourners, as were all our fathers: our days on the earth are as a shadow, and there is none abiding.

O LORD our God, all this store that we have prepared to build thee an house for thine holy name cometh of thine hand, and is all thine own.

I know also, my God, that thou triest the heart, and hast pleasure in uprightness. As for me, in the uprightness of mine heart I have willingly offered all these things: and now have I seen with joy thy people, which are present here, to offer willingly unto thee. 1 Chronicles 29: 11-17
Dear Heavenly Father, I can't say it better than that. Thank you for always being with me through thick and thin, good times and bad. Thank you for never failing me or forsaking me, in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.

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