Here are a few more endorsement of Psalms 365: Develop a Life of Worship and Prayer — the winner of both a Word Award in the devotional/inspirational category, and the Grace Irwin Best Book of the Year Award.
David Kitz writes with a heart that wants to worship God, and he invites us all to join in through his writings. His daily reflections on the Psalms are practical and make you want to love our God and Savior more.
Jimmy Li, Pastor & blogger for Veritas Domain
For more than twenty years David Kitz has been my friend, colleague, and fellow member in a weekly men’s fellowship group. He has always demonstrated his passion to know and make manifest God’s Word in his life, to draw close to the heart of his Father. In other words, he is a man after God’s own heart, which is so clearly evident in this new daily devotions book. I have had the distinct privilege of reading these devotions through David’s blog in preparation for this new publication. Each devotion will inspire and provide the reader with biblical insights and life applications, through a daily call to prayer, worship, obedience, thanksgiving, and meditation on God’s Word. May this book help to strengthen, heal, and encourage all who read it!
Leader, Next Level Ministries
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Reading: Psalm 31:19-20
How abundant are the good things
that you have stored up for those who fear you,
that you bestow in the sight of all,
on those who take refuge in you.
In the shelter of your presence you hide them
from all human intrigues;
you keep them safe in your dwelling
from accusing tongues (NIV).*
Our view of God is of crucial importance. It will greatly influence how we live our lives on planet earth. Is He a divine ogre waiting to pounce on us for the slightest transgression? Is He aloof, hard of hearing, out of touch and out of reach? Does He stand opposed to your wishes and dreams—the nagging heavenly parent who frowns at your ambitions?
That’s not David’s view of God. He saw a caring LORD of heaven and earth, who was only too eager to bless those who sought refuge in Him. That’s why David exclaims, “How abundant are the good things that you have stored up for those who fear you that you bestow in the sight of all, on those who take refuge in you.”
Think of it for a moment: God has a storehouse of good things just waiting for you. He has prepared a whole series of blessings He will lavish on those who fear Him. Furthermore, the LORD will bestow those blessings in the sight of all—on all who seek shelter in the shadow of His wings. Now that’s a picture of an amazing God.
What might some of those good things be? First and foremost, the LORD has an abundance of mercy set aside just for you. In the midst of unparalleled disaster, as a witness to the destruction of Jerusalem, the prophet Jeremiah rightly discerned the heart of the LORD. Through the LORD’s mercies we are not consumed, because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness (Lamentations 3:22-23). For Jeremiah God was good all the time, even in disaster.
God has an abundance of love, peace and joy set aside just for you. Tap into it; drink deep of it. It’s there for you. For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking, but of righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit, because anyone who serves Christ in this way is pleasing to God and receives human approval (Romans 14:17-18).
We serve a generous God—a God of grace who extends unmerited favor to us. In your mind, stop limiting His blessings. They are abundant, they are stored up for you and they will manifest in the lives of those who love and fear Him.
Response: LORD God, thank you for all the good things you have stored up for me, both temporal and spiritual. I rejoice in you! You are a generous God lavishing mercy on me through your son, Jesus. Amen.
Your Turn: How do you see God? Do you have the right perspective of Him? Is He opposed to your wishes and dreams?