King David knew a great deal about God.
David experienced God from his youth. Sometimes we forget our past experiences with God, and when faced with a new challenge an evil spirit is sent to distract us. Anxiety, worry, feelings of inadequacy and fears of failure and/or rejection would prevent us from serving our Lord with complete abandon. Ever wonder about Holy Spirit boldness? How does it come upon us? By constantly reminding ourselves of the sure benefits of being a child of God.
“Bless the Lord, O my soul,
And all that is within me, bless His holy name.
Bless the Lord, O my soul,
And forget none of His benefits;
Who pardons all your iniquities,
Who heals all your diseases;
Who redeems your life from the pit,
Who crowns you with lovingkindness and compassion;
Who satisfies your years with good things,
So that your youth is renewed like the eagle.” (Psalm 103:1-5NASB)
King David wrote this Psalm to remind himself why he should bless the Lord. ALL of his iniquities, every single one of them were forgiven by the Lord. Believing that is enough for me to “Bless the Lord.” My diseases were of a spiritual nature, He has healed me. I did not know Him, He revealed Himself. I might as well have been dead, I am mortal without God. Now I am alive and loved with passion, and am satisfied in everyway through His lovingkindness to me. “Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless His holy Name.”
It is good to know a great deal about God. That means we have experienced His love. Knowledge coupled with experience releases boldness. The first disciples, who were taught by Jesus, experienced His love and the power of the Holy Spirit. They simply believed. Let us do the same.