Serenade Jesus as David did :)

My dear beautiful sisters (Original Esthers):
You have been on my mind and in my prayers heavily recently. While I do not know all the details of what you are going through at this point and season of your life the Lord knows. Some of you are overwhelmed by the responsibilities laid upon you at school, some at home, work and other places you serve.
I want to share a story with you. Yesterday, while leaving the Administration office of Mercer University, the Lord sent a messenger to tell me “all is well”. True, she was an old acquaintance I hadn’t seen in years but she was apart of the Esther’s Circle bible study group that was started in the AUC (Atlanta University Center) what seems like ages ago but in actuality it was just years ago while I was there. As I was walking out, she was walking in and we simply recognized each other. What started out as a casual catch-up conversation turned out to be a revitalizing, refreshing conversation on the importance of standing firm, being strong no matter what comes our way!
Everyone has a story and even though a person may have a story of how they overcame and travailed it doesn’t mean you have to experience the same trial to learn the lesson they learned. Simply from them sharing their story you can avoid pitfalls and be an overcomer! Remember how I said she was physically walking in as I was heading out? Well this is also her last semester in the Department of Education Grad program and this is my first semester in the School of Theology Grad program. So while she is walking out after three years of being here, I am walking in with years ahead of me. Is this all a coincidence? I think not. Everything, I’ve come to believe is divinely orchestrated if we only take the time to reflect and see where we have been and where we are going in Christ Jesus.
It’s just been two weeks since school started and I am learning so much from God, from others and from my personal time spent in prayer and in the Word of God while I study. I wanted to take the time to share with you a book and scriptures that we may already be familiar with, but I’ve found too beautiful not to share. Psalm 19, I’ve found is truly a beautiful petition unto God beginning with beautiful praises crafted for the Lord’s ears.
We’ve all heard stories of David, but without analyzing what he’s been through already before he got to this point and what he will go through that will later allow him to intercede and fall on his face in deeper prayer, let us just enjoy these scriptures and take from it what we can:
For the director of music (Think of yourself as a director of melodies made from your heart. You have the power to make music unto the Lord through your lifestyle so this is relevant to you). A psalm of David.
1 The heavens declare the glory of God; 
    the skies proclaim the work of his hands. 
2 Day after day they pour forth speech;
    night after night they reveal knowledge. 
3 They have no speech, they use no words;
    no sound is heard from them.
4 Yet their voice goes out into all the earth,
    their words to the ends of the world. 
In the heavens God has pitched a tent for the sun. 
5     It is like a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, 
    like a champion rejoicing to run his course.
6 It rises at one end of the heavens 
    and makes its circuit to the other; 
    nothing is deprived of its warmth.
7 The law of the Lord is perfect, 
    refreshing the soul. 
The statutes of the Lord are trustworthy, 
    making wise the simple. 
8 The precepts of the Lord are right, 
    giving joy to the heart.
The commands of the Lord are radiant,
    giving light to the eyes. 
9 The fear of the Lord is pure,
    enduring forever.
The decrees of the Lord are firm,
    and all of them are righteous.
10 They are more precious than gold, 
    than much pure gold;
they are sweeter than honey, 
    than honey from the honeycomb. 
11 By them your servant is warned;
    in keeping them there is great reward.
Please note: These scriptures were taken from in the NIV version. I have highlighted scriptures that edify the Lord to me in orange gold before David made his requests unto God. I love David’s wonderful approach here! Love on Jesus, exalt Him, extoll Him, adore Him before making your petitions known. Don’t love on Him simply because you want your prayers answered but because you know He deserves your praise, simply because of who He is and all He has already done. He woke you and I up this morning and He placed us in our right mind.
12 But who can discern their own errors?
    Forgive my hidden faults. 
13 Keep your servant also from willful sins; 
    may they not rule over me. 
Then I will be blameless, 
    innocent of great transgression.
14 May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart
    be pleasing in your sight,
    Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer. 
Based on your “social location” (a concept I am beginning to learn) you may interpret these scriptures differently. You may view the bible with a different lens based on how it relates to your present situation, history and studies. This is what I see today at this very hour, this may very well change the next time I come across these scriptures. See, there is so much depth, meaning and truth to be found in God’s Word daily! You can never get bored or complacent with what you already know, but seek for more in His Holy Word. Be encouraged to have a pure purposeful passion to know Him!

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