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You know me

August 2, 2011 Leave a comment

Reflecting on 2 Samuel 7:18-29 this morning.  I was captured by the focus on God–David is saying it is all about God–your people, your name, your greatness, your blessing.  But, in the middle of the passage, I found myself zooming in on a comment David makes in verse 20.  “And what more can David say to you?  For you know your servant, O Lord GOD! Because of your promise and according to your own heart, you have brought about all this greatness to make your servant know it.”

Anyway, these words came to me this morning–grounded in this passage and likely influenced by my re-reading of Eldrige’s book, Waking the Dead.

You know me (2 Sam 7:20; Psalm 139)
You do not reject me
You do not shame me

  • I am not abandoned
  • Neglected
  • Nor left alone

You do not weigh me down with guilt

  • I am guilty
  • I have broken your law
  • I have violated your covenant
  • I have wandered
  • I have crossed the line
  • I have stretched the truth
  • I have been dishonest
  • I have hidden in fear
  • I have been angry and held hatred in my heart

You know my heart
According to your heart, You have made me great (2 Sam 7:21)
You have awakened me

  • And I see
  • And I long for you
  • You satisfy me like no other
  • I am content when I am with you
  • I can rest in peace
  • And be quiet
  • And stop struggling

Thank you Lord

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