And now, Lord God, keep forever the promise you have made concerning your servant and his house. Do as you promised, so that your name will be great forever. Then people will say, “The Lord Almighty is God over Israel!” And the house of your servant David will be established in your sight. – 2 Sam 7:25-26
In this chapter of 2 Samuel we see David offering up great praise to the Lord for revealing that his family and name will live on. Eventually even the Savior comes through the line of David. And David is thankful because he realizes that God did not have to reveal this to him but does. And then call on the Lord to keep His promise so that God’s name will be great.
What a great example of thanksgiving. The focus remains solely on God and what He has done. David realizes that all he has and has been through is nothing of his own doing, but it has been the Lord working for and through him to get the job done. David remain humble in his success and allows God to have the glory.
I want my life to be like this! I want to realize that it is God that provides the good things in life. While I have to do the work of the Lord, He makes it a success or failure not me. When I get too involved with it, wanting to do it my own way or trying to do it through my own strength, I fail or at the very least, I come up short of great.
However, when I realize that God makes things great and allows me to succeed, then I am standing on solid ground. And when I realize it is His strength, then I must be thankful for the great blessings He pours out on my head. Without God, I would be nothing and would have never made it this far.
Thank you, Lord, for your blessings and love, which have been poured out upon me. May I always return the blessing by passing it forward to the next one in line who needs it. May I always see your face in all that I do; your strength in all of my wins. And may you now use your strength to fulfill your promise through me to save all who seek you Lord.
To God be the Glory,