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King David: Putting His Money where His Mouth and Heart Are

I’ve been reading through the Old Testament lately, and I’m nearing the end of 1 Chronicles. Now, I’ll admit, this is a hard book. Among those who have tried such things, it is ranked right up there with Leviticus and Numbers as one of the prime killers of the “Read the Bible in a Year” plan. There are tons of geneaologies in this book, which, I’m sure I’ll appreciate one day when I’ve actually gotten a better grasp on biblical history, but for now, it just kind of runs into a blurry list of names I can’t confidently pronounce.

Before I accidently say something stupid against the Holy Writ, let me clarify: The reason I said the above is to say, don’t count out the hard books. Yes, 1 Chronicles is not an easy read, but there are little gems sprinkled all throughout it. And I’m sure the more I grow in the Lord, the more of them I will spot and appreciate.

The one that’s particularly grabbed my attention is towards the very end of the book, where King David puts his money where his mouth is. Or, more accurately, where his heart is, as we shall see. Read the rest of this entry »


Posted by on June 30, 2009 in Bible, Heart Stuff


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Reason #4,529 to Pray: The Boomerang Effect

Tonight I went up to pray on the microphone… not because I especially wanted to, but because there was an hour of prayer meeting left and no one in line to pray. We were focusing our prayers on Cairo, Egypt. I went up with an idea of what I wanted to pray for, but then changed it at the last second, in order to try and better fit it into the flow of the meeting.

I realized about halfway through the prayer that this was something I desperately needed. The words that were coming out of my mouth were just different language for something I’ve been praying for the last few days. As I was praying blessing for a group of believers I’ve never even seen — and I firmly believe that prayer had impact on their situation — I found myself getting blessed, and I found the Scriptures to be prophesying over me and speaking to me. I went up not entirely wanting to pray. I came back down energized, provoked, and somewhat unwilling to sit back down. I found myself pacing in the aisle and praying, engaging my heart with the Lord.

It’s basic sowing and reaping. You sow and labor in prayer, and sooner our later it’s bound to come back and hit your own heart, bringing fascination with God’s ways on top of it all. And that’s a really, really good deal.

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Posted by on March 24, 2008 in Heart Stuff, Intercession


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