Ps 111:6 He has shown his people the power of his works, giving them the lands of other nations.
Psalm 111 is a beautiful praise to God, the holy one for all that he has done and given us and for all that he is ending with To him belongs eternal praise. Among this short list of his wonders to us is verse 6. Clearly a reference to the way in which God gave the promised land to the Israelites. But it was not supposed to be about land rather it was supposed to be about the Israelites being a audio-visual to the world.
It is not hard for me to see how God has done this in my life. For instance, I was hired to be a Imaging Product Manager at Dell in 2002 – a position that required an MBA (when I had no college at all) and had several qualified people already in the organization that had applied. How does that happen? I like to think it was my enthusiasm and understanding of certain job hiring practices, etc. but the reality is that it had God all over it – even in the way that I noticed the job was available and the timing of that. It is clearly an example of God giving me the position of others.
But it wasn’t simply to have that position – it was to become God’s audio-visual to the Dell S&P group. Some of that happened to be sure. God blessed me to see many people impacted by His use of me in that group but like the Israelites, I did commingle with my neighbors in some ways that minimized my witness and I didn’t give God all the glory and I didn’t fear him and take as seriously as I should have the work he had given me there.
Heavenly Father, I do praise your awesome work in my life and in the world – I praise you for all your wonders and mostly for your great love. Help me to be an instrument that effectively broadcasts the story of your glory. Give me the lands of others – but not their positions – rather the lands of their hearts – give them to me for you, Father. Help me to boldly enter enemy-occupied territory and route out the enemy and establish your son, Jesus as the Lord of many hearts. And Father, keep me pure and clean so that I will be an attractive vessel for you to use.
To You, Lord, belongs eternal praise.