LORD, I WANT TO SEE YOUR POWER AND GLORY!
David says that he has seen God in His sanctuary. This means he believes God and trusts Him-not his feelings, apparent circumstances, human perspective, what the world is saying around him, or his own earthly desires. He sees God's power and glory right where he is; even in the midst of the desert he could see God in the sanctuary. David glorifies God as he exercises faith and trust in God and receives His grace.
How can we be like David and walk forward by faith in God's grace so that we can experience His grace more fully and truly see God in the midst of every circumstance, particularly when we are tested daily (and sometimes severely)?
As we read and study God's Word, it is key that we really put that Word into practice. We want to really, truly believe the grace we have been given in Christ that enables us to live the Word so that we will really, truly seek to live the Word! We want to step forward in faith, be transformed by the renewing of our mind, and walk in obedience to His Word, all the while trusting in God and His power to accomplish it no matter what the circumstances look like.
David lived by faith, trusting in God and His Word. He saw His power and glory. When we put God's Word into practice-when we believe it by obeying it-we will see His power and glory. It is His power working through us as we walk forward in faith by grace and leave the things of this world behind. He will be glorified before our eyes and before the eyes of those around us. Hear Paul speak of this in Philippians 3:8-11.
Pray for God's grace to enable you to truly follow Him by faith, to worship Him in Spirit and in truth, so that you too can proclaim with David, no matter where you are and even in the midst of the most difficult circumstances: "So I have looked upon you in the sanctuary, beholding your power and glory" (ESV).