To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David. The king shall have joy in Your strength, O Lord; and in Your salvation how greatly shall he rejoice! You have given him his heart’s desire, and have not withheld the request of his lips. For You meet him with the blessings of goodness; You set a crown of pure gold upon his head. He asked life from You, and You gave it to him — length of days forever and ever. His glory is great in Your salvation; honor and majesty You have placed upon him. For You have made him most blessed forever; You have made him exceedingly glad with Your presence. For the king trusts in the Lord, and through the mercy of the Most High he shall not be moved. (Psalm 21:1-7)
Living Like A King
The Christian is a very blessed individual. Above all people on the earth, a Christian has a covenant fellowship with the Father that cannot be found in any other relationship. He or she shares in a bond of love sealed by the blood of Jesus Christ. Hope, joy, peace and understanding fill the hearts of those who have given their lives to serve the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. The Christian life is one of blessings abounding more and more each day. Every child of God must look at their life to see the amazing things done by the hand of a benevolent and loving Father. King David understood the joys of the living presence of the Lord in his life and we can draw strength looking at his life learning how to enjoy the blessings of God.
David knew he was blessed beyond measure. God had done so many things in his life and David honored the Lord by acknowledging these blessings. It is easy to take for granted what we have been given. We can forget that life comes from God. He holds our breath within His hand. The sun rises every morning by the decree of the Lord. Seasons change and bring the rains through the glory of the Lord. Harvest fills the land with bounty in accordance with the divine will of the Creator. Whatever measure of happiness we share in life is from the heart of God. We wear crowns of gold as the Lord fashions our lives with food, clothing and the ability to work. The wealth of His presence is a peace passing all understanding guarding our hearts and minds through difficult times. The Christian does not fear death because they know it is only a passage to the presence of the Father. Life is filled with greater richness. Sorrows are comforted by the love of God and joys are excelled through the grace of the Father.
We are most blessed as children of God. No relationship on earth is more complete, whole and filled with goodness than having the family of God to share in our life. Counting our many blessings reminds us of all the Lord has done for us and continues to shower upon us. It is not measured by money, stuff, or pleasures of the flesh. Real joy comes from the fellowship of Christians singing together, praying for one another and helping one another through the travails of life. Trusting in the Lord allows His Spirit to dwell in our hearts giving heavenly peace and joy. Thanking God is a daily prayer. He has given us so much more than we deserve. The Christian shall have joy in the strength of the Lord and in His salvation how greatly shall we rejoice. He meets us with the blessings of goodness and sets crowns of pure gold upon our heads. The Lord gives us life and length of days. His glory is great in our salvation and we have been made most blessed and exceedingly glad. We trust in the Lord and through the mercy of the Most High we shall not be moved.