“But as for me, my prayer is unto thee, O LORD, in an acceptable time: O God, in the multitude of thy mercy hear me, in the truth of thy salvation.”
There comes a turning point in every battle, every storm, every trial, where one must choose how they, as an individual, will respond and give account for their actions.
There are times when teamwork takes precedent, but in the end, the team does not give account to the Lord as a whole. Each of us will stand before the Lord someday and give an account for us alone.
For the first twelve verses of Psalm 69, David lays out his situation.
How the deep waters are overtaking his soul, and he feels as if he is sinking in the mire. He is weary from crying because of those who hate him without a cause. He pleads to God for deliverance.
But in verse 13, we see four words that are the turning point of David’s mindset.
“But as for me…”
What a reminder for us to have a checkpoint within ourselves of how we are handling the situation around us!
When was the last time you stopped and considered how you were conducting yourself in the midst of your circumstances?
Here are some examples of some questions we can ask ourselves in reference to “as for me”:
What did I choose?
“And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.”
How did I respond?
“As for me, I will call upon God; and the LORD shall save me.”
How did I react?
“But as for me, I will walk in mine integrity: redeem me, and be merciful unto me.”
What did I do with the responsibility He gave me?
1 Chronicles 29:17
“I know also, my God, that thou triest the heart, and hast pleasure in uprightness. As for me, in the uprightness of mine heart I have willingly offered all these things: and now have I seen with joy thy people, which are present here, to offer willingly unto thee.”
How did I handle myself in the middle of my storm?
“Hitherto is the end of the matter. As for me Daniel, my cogitations much troubled me, and my countenance changed in me: but I kept the matter in my heart.”
How often did I pray for others?
1 Samuel 12:23
“Moreover as for me, God forbid that I should sin against the LORD in ceasing to pray for you: but I will teach you the good and the right way:”
When all is said and done, each of us only have to answer for “as for me”.
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