In 1 samuel 12 Samuel gave an account of all the great things God has done for the children of Israel. Even when they disobeyed and went wayward and they landed into the hands of their enemies. When they cried out to God, God heard their cry and delivered them from the hands of their enemies.
Even when they asked God for a King to rule over them, God chose a king for them, but God told them to make sure they don’t turn aside from following Him.
1 samuel 12: 14
Now if you fear and worship the Lord and listen to his voice, and if you do not rebel against the Lord’s commands , then both you and your king will show that you recognise the Lord as your God.
Take delight in the Lord and He will give you your heart’s desires ( Psalm 37:4)
God knows everything we need. But He doesn’t want what we need to destroy us. God is willing to give us our hearts desire when we make Him the focus. He doesn’t want what we desire to be our idol. He doesn’t want our eyes more on the things He gives us than putting our eyes on Him. Because those things did not create you, He did. Those things did not give you life, He did.
He will give us the desires of our heart when we desire Him more than the earthly desires.
Its important to recognize and thank God for what He has done daily and thank Him for life. When you remember what Jesus has done for you, you will give thanks unto His name.
1 samuel 12:24
Only fear the LORD, and serve Him in truth with all your heart; for consider what great things He has done for you.
When you recognize someone as a friend you will trust them and want to be around them. When you recognize your parents as your parents you will respect them and listen to them.
When you say you believe in God, when you recognise Jesus as the king of Kings you will obey Him. You will want to spend time with Him.
Recognising someone means you are aware of what they have done for you and you are thankful for it. It means you are grateful for their love, provision, protection and everything they have done. And you will not pay back the good they done for you with evil. Have you recognised God?