Posted by: trbccoffeebreak | December 14, 2015

Sweet Surrender

dec 14“So David arose from the ground, washed and anointed himself, and changed his clothes; and he went into the house of the Lord and worshipped.” 2 Samuel 12:20 (NKJV)

Have you ever been given the “royal treatment?” You know like stepping off a private jet in New York City to find yourself at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel with every luxury at your fingertips. While most of us haven’t experienced the royal treatment, scripture gives us a captivating story of how a shepherd boy became King.

Guarding over his flock, David had little time for his mind to drift. At the blink of an eye, he might be chasing over the hills to rescue a wandering lamb. Gently he would apply soothing balm to his wounded lamb and carry him home.

When the “royal treatment” moved him from shepherd boy to King, David found himself catered to and receiving every luxury at his fingertips. Rather than tending his kingdom flock, David let his mind drift aimlessly. At the blink of an eye, he committed adultery and found himself running for cover. Caught up in a tangled mess of murder and deceit, David‘s “royal treatment” couldn’t erase the “royal mess” hitting him square in the face. And like most of us, a repentant David sought relief from his devastating consequences. Fasting and prayer characterized his days until God’s resounding “no” echoed the halls of his palace. Rising to his feet, David accepted God’s decision allowing His Savior to soothe his wounds and worshipped the One who would carry him.

“Father: When we find ourselves in the midst of some difficult consequences, may we find the sweetness of repentance and surrender at Your feet.”

For His Glory

Janet Martin
TRBC Coffee Break

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