In 2 Samuel 5:10, we find that King David “proceeded with a longer stride, a larger embrace since the God-of-the-Angel-Armies was with him.”

As I begin to look ahead into 2012, I want to be able to walk/behave like David did–with a longer stride–and reach out with a larger embrace of life because I know and am confident that God is with me (Emmanuel).  I tend to shrink back (a shorter stride and a hot-potato embrace) when I focus on my own problems and limit my view of an extremely-big God Who has it all under control.  That’s not what He has in mind for me; it’s practically insulting Him!

How does your behavior/words/attitude change when you get a glimpse of your great God?