Healthy Heart Challenge
Today we read Psalms chapters 16-20. It is impossible to read the Psalms of David without being struck by his love and great expectations of God.
David did not just believe in a God who created the heavens and the earth and sat far away in heaven.
David believed God knew him personally, cared for him deeply, and was active in his life consistently. In simple terms, David knew he had a relationship with God and expected God to engage in a connected relationship with him.
This relationship motivated David to think about God, pray to God, and listen for God to speak back to him. He believed when there was trouble; he could call God and find help. David realized when things were good; God had been active in making them good. He believed God wanted to hear from him and that God wanted to listen and engage with his life issues.
Do you believe that God is interested in your life? Our church is in Round Rock, Texas. Is the God of heaven interested in the people of round rock? Does the God of heaven see me when I drive home to be with my family in Pflugerville, Texas? Does he see the thousands of people buzzing up and down the freeways of Austin, Texas? What about Taylor, Manor, Elgin, Cedar Park, Leander, Hutto, or Georgetown? Is God interested in all of the people living in the cities around us? What about the states beside us and the nations beyond our borders? Yes, God has an active, personal interest in the lives of each person He has given life.
We often think of God being all-powerful. We need to think more about how He is all-knowing. God has the unique ability to do anything, but He also knows everything - and everyone. When we pray, we pray to the God who profoundly and personally knows us. David understood God as the God who knew him, and he expected God to engage and connect with his life. A healthy heart desires the same type of relationship with God that David expected. It's a great day to raise your expectations and engage God with a more profound expectation for Him to engage with you back.
Here's a link for today's reading. Take time to engage with God's Word and experience what it's like to connect with the creator of the universe. https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Psalm%2016-20&version=ESV