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09/27/2008

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I Will...

"Though an army besiege me, my heart will not fear; though war break out against me, even then I will be confident" (Ps 27:3).

David is the author of this Psalm, as he continues to be on his roller coaster ride of life. Sometimes he is riding the crest with the whole world turning his way. Other times he is in a trough, hiding in a cave hoping that the army outside does not come in and kill him. In this case it is the later. In the opening verses of this Psalm it tells us that "evil men advance against him," and his "enemies and foes attack." Even an "army besieges him."

David had no control over what came his way, but he did have control over how he reacted. His "I will" statement in this passage? "I will be confident!" How could he be so confident in light of these dangers? We have but to back track to verse one to find the source of his confidence. "The Lord is my light and salvation"......"The Lord is the stronghold of my life." How could these truths give David such confidence? How could he say "I am confident?"

David could have the same confidence that we should have. No matter what "besieges" us, the Lord is our light, our salvation, and our stronghold. I believe that this confidence comes as we actively seek Him. "My heart says of you, 'seek His face'"(V 8). David's seeking is not a casual one, and neither should our's be. Seeking God does not begin with the eyes but with the heart and soul. If you and I are to seek Him, it must begin where it began for David....In the heart.

It is echoed in the words of Jesus in a familiar passage. "But seek first his kingdom and righteousness, and all these things will be given to you" (Matt.6:33).

We need to hunger for His presence like a starving man does for bread. Although we cannot avoid the pitfalls of life, we can react to them with confidence. Confidence that God will not leave us or forsake us......I WILL! I will be confident...I will seek with my heart.

Have a great weekend. May your worship to the Lord on His day be both uplifting to you and glorifying to God...Make a difference.. Love mark Phil. 4:11

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