Daily Read - Leviticus 14:1-57; Mark 6:30-56; Psalm 40:1-10; Proverbs 10:11-12
This is a tremendous prayer and declaration from the heart of King David, the one whose heart chased after God. Take a few minutes to pray these verses aloud with the same passion that David first delivered them to the Lord. Allow each line to flow out from the depths of your spirit man with fervor and conviction.
Romans 10:17 says, "For faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God." When you speak the Word of God aloud, your triune being hears it! Faith increases and your spirit, soul, and body all benefit as a result.
Suddenly, emotions that are out of sorts, come into divine order and settle down; confusion gives way to clarity of mind; and your body relaxes and comes into peace.
Demons tremble and heaven moves at His spoken Word!
I waited patiently for the Lord;
And He inclined to me, And heard my cry.
He also brought me up out of a horrible pit,
Out of the miry clay, And set my feet upon a rock,
And established my steps.
He has put a new song in my mouth -
Praise to our God; Many will see it and fear,
And will trust in the Lord.
Blessed is that man who makes the Lord his trust,
And does not respect the proud, nor such as turn aside to lies.
Many, O Lord my God, are Your wonderful works Which You have done;
And Your thoughts toward us Cannot be recounted to You in order;
If I would declare and speak of them, They are more than can be numbered.
Sacrifice and offering You did not desire;
My ears You have opened. Burnt offering and sin offering You did not require.
Then I said, "Behold, I come; In the scroll of the book it is written of me.
I delight to do Your will, O my God, And Your law is within my heart."
I have proclaimed the good news of righteousness In the great assembly;
Indeed, I do not restrain my lips, O Lord, You Yourself know.
I have not hidden Your righteousness within my heart;
I have declared Your faithfulness and Your salvation;
I have not concealed Your loving kindness and Your truth From the great assembly.