A Penitent Blogger

Mindful of my imperfections, seeking to know Truth more deeply and to live Love more fully.

Quid sum miser tunc dicturus? Quem patronum rogaturus? Cum vix iustus sit securus?
Recordare, Iesu pie, Quod sum causa tuae viae: Ne me perdas illa die...

Thursday, January 31, 2008

Sitting before the Lord

King David is a busy guy with big plans and many things to do.

And when Nathan the prophet gives him some important information, King David, in today’s first reading (2 Samuel 7:18-19,24-29), takes immediate action.

He sits down.

Nathan reported all these words
and this entire vision to David.

Then King David went in

and sat before the LORD...

As he sits there, David opens his heart before the Lord: mindful first of his unworthiness, placing himself in God’s hands, and trusting in God’s promises.

In our busy lives, may we always remember to take a little time to sit before the Lord in prayer and open our hearts to him, so that he may fill us with his grace.