The Beginning Determines the End!

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back-to-the-beginningIn Psalm 145:3 it says, “Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised.”  This psalm was written by David, who experienced first hand the greatness of the Lord. I can see David reflecting over his life, and how as a teenager he watched over his father’s sheep. When predators attacked the sheep, he would fight them off to keep them safe. Also, I can see him thinking about how the Lord used him to defeat Goliath, the giant. There were other situations David faced, and the Lord continued to keep him safe. Through everything David was able to endure, he knew the only reason why he was still alive is because he serves a great Lord. Since he serves a great Lord, he needs to greatly praise Him.

For us to understand how David became the first great King of Israel, we have to go to the beginning. When he was a boy, he was taught about the Lord, and through being in the fields with the sheep he experienced first hand how the Lord shields and protects his own. That’s why he was able to defeat Goliath. When he was on the run from Saul, there was an opportunity where he could have killed him. However, he would not even consider touching the Lord’s anointed. He was not going to take matters into his own hands, but trust the Lord. So, we can see how the beginning determines the end. The key for David as he was going through each situation in life was to continue to praise the Lord. He believed no matter what he was going through, the Lord is to be greatly praised, because He is a great Lord.

Are you frustrated with how things are going for you? Maybe you need to go back to the beginning and make sure you start with the Lord and know He is great, and greatly to be praised. The Lord has great things in store for you, but you have to make sure you begin with Him.  When you make it your intention to start right, the Lord will guide you to stay right. It’s time for the great things in you to come out, because others are going to be blessed by them. You now know the beginning determines the end, so let the Lord have His way in you.