Close to Him
“The Spirit of the LORD spoke by me, and His word was on my tongue.” These words of David are recorded in 2 Samuel 23. “The Spirit of the LORD spoke by me”. David is not saying that God spoke to him, what he is saying is that God spoke through him. David’s words were actually God’s words. Yet I don’t recall where David was a prophet or God’s messenger.
Can you imagine being that close to God. So close, so connected that you are aware that the words you are saying are actually the words of God speaking through you. That does sound like a prophet, doesn’t it?
You can be that close to God! We are assured many times in the Bible that if we earnestly seek God, we will find Him! When we look at David’s life, we see that he was devoted to God. His life was a prayer, a song, a testimony! David lived for the glory of God. We all know that David was not perfect in his quest to serve God. He allowed some very grievous sins to creep into his life. Sometimes, it took others to point out his sin but as soon as it was pointed out, David repented.
Psalm 119 says, “Thy word I have treasured in my heart, that I may not sin against Thee.” By reading and knowing God’s word, by meditating on God’s word, and by the power of the Spirit of God who dwells within us, we can avoid sin and live a life that is pleasing to God. And what is it that pleases God? Complete trust in Him, faith!
Through faith, and diligently seeking Him; through discipleship, we can be close to Him!
- Putting Words in My Mouth (live-your-best-life.me)