Divine Favor

In the midst of a distressful uprising, King David appealed to God as written in Psalm 4. He speaks of his relationship with God as one in which there is constant conversation through prayer (v. 3) and a feeling of safety (v. 8).

Because of the sacrifices of the righteous and a trust in the Lord (v. 5), there is a positive tone as written in verses 7-8. In the book “Ordering Your Private World” explained is how we can cultivate happiness and joy much like a farmer cultivates a crop for harvesting. By cultivating the garden (your soul), the spirit flows with life-giving energy much like physical exercise produces a strong and healthy body.

Lord, this day we believe that you will give us divine favor like You did for king David. We pray that we offer You our total focus in our time and other sacrifices today. We pray that we apply our faith and help with service to others today. We have faith that You will work through us, we trust You for peace of mind, abundant joy, and we look forward to blessings beyond measure. Amen!

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About Mark Shields

Mark volunteers as a member of the media ministry team at his church. A few years ago, he started an on-line Bible study guide called “This Day with God Devotional”. He uses this as a tool in his journey through the Bible. We live in a very busy world with busy schedules so this tool has helped him continue with daily Bible reading and study. Each of the studies are designed to help apply our faith in the work place, at school, or at home. Join him on this journey or check in every so often to read his thoughts.
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