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TO CHEW ON: "May He grant you according to your heart's desire;
And fulfill all your purpose.
We will rejoice in your salvation,
And in the name of our God we will set up our banners!
May the Lord fulfill all your petitions." Psalm 20:4,5
This psalm of David's has three margin notes in my Bible:
- Book project Bezalel - 2009
- Entered Word Alive Contest - 2011
- Finishing edit - March 2012
It was obviously a significant passage for me as I worked on, completed and published my novel Destiny's Hands. I can see why. It touches on four elements that make it a sustaining prayer passage for any project, season, or even a life:
- Desire: "May He grant you according to your heart's desire…"
And He shall give you the desire of your heart" - Psalm 37:4 (see also Psalm 27:4; Isaiah 26;9; Luke 6:21).
- Purpose: "…And fulfill all your purpose…"
- Battle: "We will rejoice in your salvation / And in the name of our God we will set up our banners!" - Psalm 20:5
Here is the celebration of victories in the skirmishes where we've been successful and the invocation of God's presence and help through the battles yet to come, as we rally under His banner: "The Lord will fight for you, and you shall hold your peace" - Exodus 14:14.
- Prayer: "May the Lord fulfill all your petitions"
May these words be the prayer of our hearts today over our still incomplete projects, seasons, and lives
PRAYER: Dear God, thank You for promises of Your presence through our projects to cover everything including our very lives. Help me to continue to claim this victory passage for my works in progress. Amen.
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