Day 15 | February Devotional from Psalms - "You are One of God's Excellent Ones"

Friday, February 15, 2019 Bryan Hudson 0 Comments

Preserve me, O God, for in You I put my trust. O my soul, you have said to the LORD, "You are my Lord, My goodness is nothing apart from You. And to the saints who are on the earth, "They are the excellent ones, in whom is all my delight."(Psalms 16:1-3)

One of the blessings of prayer and worship is the reality of interacting with God's presence. A one-way communication is never satisfying. We don't only talk to God. He talks back to us. God sometimes speaks to us without notice, but I believe we will hear more from Him if we initiate the communication. This reality fits the biblical truth, "Draw near to God and he will draw near to you." (James 4:8)

Notice as David expressed his worship to God, he quoted himself, “You are my Lord, My goodness is nothing apart from You.” It was then as if God spoke back to David and His saints, "They are the excellent ones, in whom is all my delight."

In the verse we read the words, "They are the excellent ones." God sees more excellence in you than you see in yourself. He knows that life sometimes beats us down. He knows that people disappoint or forsake us (Jesus experienced the same). He also knows that we bring trouble upon ourselves sometimes. But none of these things changes how God sees us, so don't let it change your outlook or self-image.

I suggest you say what God says about you: "I am one of God's excellent one, in whom is all His delight!"

Reflection Question: What positive thoughts do you need to engage to overcome negative thoughts?

Today’s action item based on insight: