Who am I?
2 Samuel 7:18-22 David's Prayer
18 Then King David went in and sat before the LORD, and he said:
“Who am I, Sovereign LORD, and what is my family, that you have brought me this far? 19 And as if this were not enough in your sight, Sovereign LORD, you have also spoken about the future of the house of your servant—and this decree, Sovereign LORD, is for a mere human![c]
20 “What more can David say to you? For you know your servant, Sovereign LORD. 21 For the sake of your word and according to your will, you have done this great thing and made it known to your servant.
22 “How great you are, Sovereign LORD! There is no one like you, and there is no God but you, as we have heard with our own ears.
These are some of my favorite verses of the bible. They spoke to me at a time in my life when I really needed to hear God's voice. It amazes me the words of David are often how I feel when I look back on all the things God has done for me.
You may know my story and think I am craZy for saying that. All God has done for me..her a single mom of two.. divorced twice!! I know ..I know.. I live with the battle wounds every day. Left after 12 years of marriage and then getting into a very hairy realationship with a verbly/abusive man..not good. But I can stand and say that " Who am I LORD and what is my family that you have brought us this far??" My Lord has been so gracious. So caring. He is the El Roi..the God who really sees. He knows me by name and he has good plans for me. Plans that maybe someone meant for harm but God can use it for good..for His glory.
Maybe you know of someone hurting and in pain by lifes circumstances. Maybe they wonder.. Where is God? Maybe that someone is you. Let me be at least one person..one blogger that can honestly say that GOD will be there.. HE is there.. HE can meet you right where you are.. hurting, broken, questioning this life. Maybe that person is asking Who am I? So here it goes...
You are just like me... made in the image of Christ. Being transformed day by day by the renewing of your mind. It's there for you to grasp.. God's word. The truth about who he made you to be and the hope that lies in those pages. So who are you? A sinner saved by grace? Shown great mercy? A daughter/ son, and heir of the LIVING KING of KINGS. Yes.. but then on the horizon we see that we are just dust compared to HIM.
Dig down into his word and when compared to the Messiah we are but dust. Living this life for a short time.. hoping to make the best of all that has been put in front of us... grasping.. sometimes for air.. but He is there.. always fighting for us.. slow to anger and abounding in love...compassionate..the healer, the Holy one.. blamless.. waiting on me and you to be still, stop struggling and cry out..not MY WILL but YOURS.
Then it humbles us... we realize we are clay in the potters hands.. What do we deserve? WHo are we that this great and Holy God would notice us and take us this far? its because HE LOVES US!! YES HE WANTS THE BEST FOR US... He teaches us all different.. All with different ups and downs. all with different desires.. Isn't that cool? He created you and me for a purpose.. to shine His light. Who am I?
I am a light before men....to procliam there is no God but You!