The Counselor Who Does Know - Dave's Daily Devo - August 12

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The Counselor Who Does Know

Psalm 139

We might mock our counselors, but we still keep finding a seat on their couches because we desperately want to talk to someone who actually knows what’s going on inside our heads and hearts. According to Psalm 139, a good place to begin is having daily sessions with the One who actually does do an accurate investigation of our personality and comes up with the truth about us. 

“O LORD, you have searched me and you know. You know when I sit and when I get up. You discern my thoughts from a distance, when my thoughts are only beginning to come together.”  Psalm 139:1-2

I remember at Dallas Seminary when I put down in my theology class notes, “Central passage proving the omniscience of God.”  I was thinking about passing Dr. Ryrie’s exam, but for David this was not abstract metaphysics. He personally engaged the LORD and he expresses that his God knows everything about him, inside and out—every detail of not only his thoughts but also his actions. God even knows what he is going to say before he says it (v. 4) and has His guiding hand constantly upon him (v. 5). The extent of God’s personal individualized knowledge blows David away.

This is why the first counselor I go to about my relationship with Mary and for every other issue that comes up is the LORD. Don’t conclude that I’m saying you should never go to a marriage counselor. (We have two LPCs in our immediate family.) Just make sure you’re connecting with the only Counselor who actually does know what’s going inside each of us.

LORD, help me remember in our one on one times that you already know what I’m going to say and that you still fully enter into our conversation.  You cherish our time together and desire for me to do the same. LORD, I realize how futile it is to blow boilerplate prayer sentences at you. I’ll try to get rid of the ‘preacher talk’ and simply express the truth, the best I can, about what I’m thinking, feeling, and doing.

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Originally published August 12, 2020.

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Above everything else, Dave's gift in the body of Christ is as a pastor-teacher. In 1973 he sat together with about sixteen others in a small town thirty miles southwest of Dallas. These sixteen wanted someone to simply open up the pages of Scripture on a Sunday morning, help them to hear the truth, and then train them on how to live it in the marketplace. Dave served as their pastor at Midlothian Bible Church for 40 years and is now focusing on serving the greater body of Christ.