Monday, March 19, 2012

This Week’s Word & Prayer for March 19 -23

Chosen 4 webThis Week’s Word

“So Mephibosheth ate at David’s table like one of the king’s sons” 2 Samuel 9:11 (NIV).
Mephibosheth was a man who was living way below his potential. He was the grandson of King Saul and the son of Prince Jonathan, but he lived like a poor man. When he was a little boy, his nurse dropped him while fleeing from their enemies. As a result, he was crippled in both feet (2 Samuel 9).

When David took over as King of Israel, he wanted to know if there was anyone in Jonathan’s household to whom he could show kindness. Jonathan had been David’s best friend, and he loved him as a brother. A servant told David about the crippled Mephibosheth, and he was summoned immediately. Mephibosheth lived in a place called Lo-Debar (meaning a pasture-less land).

Mephibosheth was living below his privilege. He was the grandchild of a king, but he was living in a pasture less land like a dirt poor beggar. When he came before King David he said, “What is your servant, that you should notice a dead dog like me?”

David didn’t even answer him. He simply turned to his servant and commanded that all the land that had been Saul’s be given back to his grandson and that Mephibosheth should eat at the king’s table everyday.

Royal-Priesthood-Photo-with-Scripture-300x225Perhaps you are walking around like a crippled because of something that has happened to you as a child. Perhaps you feel like a “dead dog.” And yet, God is looking for ways to bless you, to restore what has been taken away, and invite you to feast at His table everyday. Mephibosheth was a grandchild of King Saul and potential heir to the throne. However, he saw himself as nothing more than a “dead dog,” unworthy to receive even the smallest crumb of kindness from David. David’s desire was to restore to Mephibosheth all the land that would have been his inheritance and invite him to feast at his table daily. Mephibosheth didn’t see himself as he really was. In reality, he was royalty.

Do you see yourself as you really are? You are a chosen, dearly loved, child of God. You have been blessed with every spiritual blessing, delivered from the domain of darkness and transferred to the kingdom of Christ! You are a child of the King!

This Week’s Prayer

declare his praisesFather, I pray to You today in the name of—*YeHoWsHua HaMashiach – Jesus the Christ. You are gracious and plentiful in mercies. Thank You for the invitation to sit and eat at Your table of blessings. Please forgive me for living beneath my privilege and for thinking of myself as a dead dog. I know now that through repentance, baptism in Your name and the power of the Holy Spirit, that I am a child of the King and I should act like one! Today, I accept Your hospitality and declare my kinship with You. I am a chosen child of God who has been delivered from the darkness of my past and my circumstances. I have been made a citizen of the kingdom of God and I will rejoice in the name of the LORD YeHoWsHua* (Jesus) the Christ, Amen.

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