Make It Personal

10th February

I love you, Lord; You are my strength. The Lord is my rock, my fortress, and my Saviour; My God is my rock, in whom I find protection. He is my shield, the power that saves me, and my place of safety.

Psalm 18:1-2

Fame is such a temporary and an empty void that so many people seek after. In truth you are only famous if you are recognised and known by people. For example, if Queen Elizabeth, dressed in normal attire and went for a walk in the Amazon Forest, how many people would recognise her? How about in the streets of Manila in the Philippines? Answer: – probably not many. Yet, there is no doubt they would have heard or at least read about her somewhere…..right?

Sadly this is the same truth when it comes to God. Many people know of Him or have heard about Him through a secondary source, yet in actual fact, they have not taken the time to truly get to know Him. Do you know that God does actually reveal His character to us, both through His word and as we experience His daily faithfulness throughout our lives and in the situations we battle through? God’s characteristics are not some hidden secret that only an elite group can find. His word is full of expressive descriptions about His character. None more so, than in the book of Psalms.

Today’s psalm is a perfect example of someone who daily experienced the faithfulness of Almighty God and knew who He was. David knew that he could stand firm against his enemies because God was on his side. He knew God was his fortress, his rock and protection. Yet he didn’t just know this about God from a far distant, it was personal; He knew first hand.

Today, will you take some time to learn something new about the God you serve or remind yourself of His characteristics. Will you make Psalm 18:1-2 a declaration for your own life and live in its promises. Make it personal. Don’t just know of God but take time to get to truly know Him!

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