Thursday, January 28, 2010

Psalm 20

Plans, pleas, and victory

May the LORD answer you in the day of trouble! The name of the God of Jacob, protect you! May he send you help from the sanctuary, and give you support from Zion...May he grant you your heart's desire and fulfill all your plans.

May we shout for joy over your victory, and in the name of God set up our banners...Some take pride in chariots, and some in horses, but our pride is in the name of the LORD our God. They will collapse and fall, but we shall rise and stand upright.

Give victory to the king, O LORD; answer us when we call."
From Psalm 20

In the beginning of Exodus, God repeatedly says he heard the groaning of his people and remembered the covenant he made with them. He begins to put Moses into action to take the people to the land he promised them.

My mom, Emma Jo Choate, prayer warrior extraordinaire, tells a story of a woman who called into a phone line at Van Dyke Church of Christ years ago. The woman asked for the church to pray over a concern and then said, "I will call back with the victory."

Since then, mom frequently says when there is a prayer request, “I will pray. You call back with the victory.”


Philip Cummings said...

I love that! I'm going to share this story with my LifeGroup.

Stephen said...

A happy thought, even when the victory doesn't mean the trouble goes away. I remember once, Bev, when certain church elders were being bumptious and I felt as if I had been skinned alive, you told me, "Don't let them take away your joy in Jesus." And they didn't, just because you said that to me.

Ann McDermitt said...

What a solid thought. Thanks for the encouragement.