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How else would we have The wisdom of The Book of Proverbs or Ecclesiastes, if David and Bathsheba never met?
If David didn’t stay home, if he didn’t see Bathsheba bathing on the rooftop? Under what circumstances would David and Bathsheba meet?
David’s sin has been repeatedly brought up concerning Bathsheba and her rooftop bathing. But how else would they meet, fall in love and have Solomon. God ordained Solomon.
Did God ordain a moment that Bathsheba did not hear?
Did David not patiently wait for the Right circumstances under which he and Bathsheba would meet?
But one thing I know for sure…. God is RIGHT!
If there is a mess up, sin of any kind or a mishap in timing, it’s always a shortcoming on our part. Always!
So this thought just makes me wonder….. If someone is meant to be in this world, a very specific you, for a very specific purpose in God’s Kingdom, nothing will stop it from happening.
All things are possible with God.
The way that David responded to God when David’s sin was pointed out to him, is an amazing example of how to Right a wrong with God, when it’s brought to your attention.
1.) He recognized and repented. Asked God to forgive him for sinning.
“I have sinned against the Lord,” David confessed to Nathan. Then Nathan replied, “Yes, but the Lord has forgiven you, and you won’t die for this sin. – 2 Samuel 12:13
2.) Then David took the situation he had caused because of his own sin and disobedience to The Lord. Put in God’s Righteous and Holy Hands.
David begged him to spare the child and went without food, and lay all night before the Lord on the bare earth. The leaders of the nation pleaded with him to get up and eat with them, but he refused. Then, on the seventh day, the baby died. David’s aides were afraid to tell him. – 2 Samuel 12:16-17
3.) Then once he received God’s final answer on things, he didn’t argue, bargain or negotiate, but accepted God’s answer as final, Just and Right.
This is an amazing model God gave us through David, Bathsheba and Solomon.
Yep, we are going to mess things up and trip ourselves up.
Sometimes God’s children forget who their FATHER is and need a reminder of our place in the creation story. Realizing that our Heavenly Father Truly does Know Best.
“But I want to be as big and beautiful as the sky….. With all of the beauty of the clouds, sunsets, sun, moon, stars and all of their vastness.” Creation cries out to their Lord, their King, our FATHER, our Creator.
God Says… ” This is not your place! you came from dust but as a Mountain you shall return to ME….
A mighty Mountain supplying refuge, safety and security to others who are seeking You Lord. Inviting them to come to God, through Jesus Christ upon the peaks of my Mountain, my Life. It doesn’t seem accurate to use the pronoun “my” before the word Life. It should be Our Life, LORD. Thank You, Lord for never leaving my side.
Your Beauty, Lord, is shining down upon us from the heavens. You have given us such an enticing and beautiful foretaste of all that You have for us Lord, when we will join You one day in heaven. But for now this is our action plan while on this earth.
1st) You Lord, are Shining Your Light of perfection upon us helping us find our identity. Our True identity, given to us by our Creator, not the wonky fallen world’s identity. Grab hold of God and who He says you are. (He knows, He created you)
2nd ) Build a God Mountain, built with God moments. Standing tall for all to see. Acts that reflect and Glorify The Lord. Shine your light, from the highest peaks of your God mountain.
3rd ) Invite others to start the same journey with You, LORD. Until all that’s left is a beautiful Mountain range of God’s “excellent Sixth-Day creations”. There will be so many big and beautiful God Mountains, towering their proclamations of God’s Workmanship in our lives mixed with full surrender to You LORD and all You give us. AMEN
Although we want to be as beautiful as God, and appear as Him…. Being Christ like, being a follower of Jesus Christ is what builds the Mountain. Jesus is the One who, Rock by Rock, leads us step by step, to display our God moments, proudly stacking them high.
1 Corinthians:1.27-31 Instead, God has deliberately chosen to use ideas the world considers foolish and of little worth in order to shame those people considered by the world as wise and great. He has chosen a plan despised by the world, counted as nothing at all, and used it to bring down to nothing those the world considers great, so that no one anywhere can ever brag in the presence of God. For it is from God alone that you have your life through Christ Jesus. He showed us God’s plan of salvation; he was the one who made us acceptable to God; he made us pure and holy and gave himself to purchase our salvation. As it says in the Scriptures,If anyone is going to boast, let him boast only of what the Lord has done. 1 Corinthians:1.27-31
Enduring and abiding in The Lord and the Love God showed us through Jesus’ Sacrifice on Calvary’s hill. God picks us up each time we stumble, helping us each and every time. So that we may continue, persevering to place those beautiful God moments there on top of our Mountain.
Sometimes I wait at the spot God has led me to for the next step in my Journey with Him.
Sometimes…. I meander over and across the mountain. And…. I don’t like to admit it but….
Sometimes I go back down the mountain and visit places that The Lord has already conquered in my life. Or maybe times when God saw me through and I have had a God moment and was taught God lessons. But… I guess I forget and have to go back down the mountain to re-learn the lesson.
Thank You Lord, for being so patient with my backsliding. I love You. I Don’t want to be a forgetful Israelite, I want to be a faithful Abraham, David, or Israel (Jacob). AMEN.
Only through You Lord, will I have the strength to endure a lot of these God moments. Because so often while I’m battling the enemy forces, it doesn’t “feel” so Good when I’m in the middle of the battle. But as long as You LORD, go before me, and You cement close what lies behind me, so that I’m not backsliding anymore. Catch me when I start to fall, Lord. It is scary when I start backsliding, Lord. You are in control of my life, so naturally when the enemy forces are fighting for that control, it will of course feel like I am out of control. The problem is when that backsliding picks up momentum and I convince myself that I can’t “stop”, I end up sliding, out of control. That’s when GOD’S LOVE comes in with all of the STRENGTH that His LOVE comes with. And as long as we turn around and remember we aren’t, the sun, moon, stars or any of the representations of God’s Glorious vastness. But we are God’s excellent Sixth-Day creation, and we are made in our FATHERS image. He will continue to grow our Mountains, as long as we empty our hands, so that we can accept the next rock, pebble, piece of dust or boulder that God wants to place in our hands. Then remember, God’s Holy Spirit will help you carry it up there. So don’t fret, don’t sweat it, look at the Helper not the assignment. Focus on Jesus, not the waves. Focus on building the arc, not on all of the people saying you are crazy. Then place it upon your Mountain, get a little rest in God’s ARMS, then reach your hand out for the next assignment, the next mission.