David had a desire in his heart to build a house for the LORD so His dwelling place would not be in a tent. But God had other plans. Solomon, David's son would be the one to build a house for God. What a thrill when God blesses our children with wonderful opportunities to serve Him!
God also, at this time, gave David a promise through the prophet Nathan. "Your house and your kingdom will endure forever before me; your throne will be established forever." (2 Samuel 7:16)
David was so overcome with gratefulness and awe of what God was doing in his life that he "went in and sat before the LORD." David asked God "Who am I, O Sovereign LORD . . . .that You have brought me this far?" (2 Samuel 7:18)
I am so identifying with David these days! I am overwhelmed as I focus on the many blessings God has poured out on me and my family. I am asking God, "Who am I that you have brought me this far?" God has given Eddie and me 50 years of marriage - a true milestone that only comes through God's faithfulness. He has given us a beautiful family. While it is not perfect (how could it me, I am a part of it?!), I wouldn't trade it for any other.
May I never quit pondering the question, "Who am I that You have brought me this far?" It's really not about who I am, it's about who He is. It truly is all about Him, what He has done, His faithfulness, His blessings, His promises and His Sovereignty.
In humility, I ask Him, "Who am I that YOU have brought me this far?" I have not deserved it but how grateful and how blessed I am. Thank You, Lord!
"The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; surely I have a delightful inheritance." (Psalm 16:6)