Posted by: pastormikemcdowell | May 31, 2013

May 31, 2013 “While You May Be Found”

“Therefore let everyone who is godly pray to you while you may be found.” (Psalm 32:6)

Good Morning Redeemed of God!

Psalm 32 is one of those Psalms I often turn to for a devotional time. In my life, I have committed countless sins, and I am well aware of that because the Enemy, the Accuser, brings them to my memory frequently. It is one of the weapons he often utilizes against me, and against any of us, to discourage us and drive us to despair. Psalm 32, however, reminds us that our merciful God has forgiven our transgressions, covered our sin, and forgiven us as we have confessed those sins before Him. That’s the “word of the cross” Paul speaks of in 1st Corinthians 1:18 where he writes, “The word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.” God is more than willing to do His part in forgiving our sin. He proved it at Calvary. David realized his mercy centuries before the redemptive work of Christ, knowing and often singing of the steadfast love and mercy of the Lord. But David , reflecting on this, also reminds us of our part when he writes “Therefore let everyone who is godly pray to you while you may be found.” I understand this to mean that each day we live we should connect with God through prayer…prayers of praise and thanksgiving, prayers of intercession, prayers for guidance and wisdom, and yes, prayers of confession. Those prayer opportunities will end when we take our last breath in this life God has granted us. Therefore let everyone who is godly pray to you while you may be found.”  That means daily. That means now. Let’s pray!

Immortal God: You always stand on the ready to hear us as we pray. David reminds us of the blessedness that comes with forgiveness. Some of us who are praying have carried a load of guilt around for a long time, believing our sin to be so heinous that we are beyond redemption. Remind us, loving father, that the blood of Christ cleanses us from ALL unrighteousness. We humbly confess our sin and lay that burden down here and now at the Throne of Grace. Set us free by your mercy, Lord, that we, like David, may know the blessing of forgiveness and restoration. We pray this in Jesus’ blessed Name. Amen

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