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The other day during my devotions I was searching for a particular verse in Psalms and my eyes glanced over this verse instead:
“O God, hear my prayer; give ear to the words of my mouth.” Ps. 54:2
I didn’t really think much of it until I was scanning again and came across this one:
“Give ear to my prayer, O God, and hide not yourself from my plea for mercy!” Ps. 55:1
And then, honestly, the thought that flashed into my head was something along the lines of, “Why in the world does David ask God to hear his prayer? That’s so weird. Doesn’t he know that God is there with him?” Verses on God’s omnipresence and promises to hear us flooded my mind. There may have been a silent scoff in my head.
So I became a little curious and started looking up verses JUST in the Psalms on asking God to hear and very quickly was overwhelmed. There are so many! To name a few: Ps. 4:1, 61:1, 5:1-12, 130:1, 102:1, 143:1-6. In fact, it almost seemed that most of David’s prayers started out that way.
Suddenly I realized my arrogance in contrast to David’s humility. Of course he knew that God was omnipresent. Who couldn’t know that and still write Psalm 139?? I think David simply had an understanding of who he was and who he was praying to. How dare he (I) assume that the God of the universe would attend to his every summon like a genie in a lamp? So he asked.
That was such a bizarre thought to me. I don’t think I’ve ever asked God to hear my prayer before. Have you? Since looking all those verses up though, a lot of my prayers have started out like David’s. I know it’s not mandatory, but it’s a very simple, humble, and dependent way to start out my prayer time.
I’m posting this video in honor of David. He calls this the ‘baby song.’ I miss that boy but I’m leaving in 5 hours to go home! I hope you and your family have a blessed Christmas as we celebrate the birth of our Savior!
As you may know, my little brother has epilepsy. If you didn’t know that, you may want to read THIS post. Anyway, he hasn’t had a real seizure for over a year due to medication to prevent them. On Monday, he acted funny all day and through a fast sequence of events, he ended up in the ER again. It’s pretty sad when a trip to the ER barely ruffles the day anymore- we kind of have a routine.
The girls have still been doing school without mom here. They do it pretty well on their own with only a little help from me. There have been so many calls to update people and get news from mom. Today, all of us girls headed over to the local crisis pregnancy center to volunteer and spent a few hours helping out. We proceeded to eat lunch at MacDonald’s (because I had coupons) and then picked up a gift for mom because she is kind of worn out.
A couple of ladies from our church will be bringing us dinner tomorrow and Friday. I’m so thankful for them!!!
The doctors are really unsure what to do at this point. Do they increase his meds or put him on another one? This was so out of the blue. David will be coming home later today and we can’t wait to see him.
With mom in the hospital, I was able to get her mother’s day gift ready. We (finally) bought a wireless router and I was able to hook up the laptop, printer, and Wii. Shhhhh….it’s still a secret….
And through it all here’s what we know…
God is good and he’s in control!