“The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
He makes me to lie down in green pastures: He leads me beside the still waters.
He restores He leads me in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for Thou art with me; Thy rod and Thy staff they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: You anoint my head with oil; my cup runs over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.”
Amidst all the battles, David considered the height of the fulfillment of all his trials was to dwell in God’s house…forever.
How are you seeing things this day? Are you confident as David was that ultimately it was God who was in control of things and that they would, despite what was seen, “work together for good,” because every part of God’s character is good. Or maybe you’re troubled 😟 about all that’s going on, frustrated and yes, a little anxious because you have no control of it all.And yet, you do have a part in this, you can have the same ❤️ David has, trusting God, talking with God, asking Him to intercede and go right to the spot where things need to be healed, where perspectives can be changed. ♥️ Hearts are God’s specialty. Every good work He has ever done in us has always started and done in our hearts.
I’m convinced that our great land needs a change of perspective and a change of heart, and I believe that only God can do it. I believe that if we as Christians could stand before Him and ask for Him to change our perspective on what we’re “looking at “ He would change our hearts. What do you think would happen if we all “fervently “ prayed for God to have mercy on this land, and all our leaders, to change their perspectives, and see Jesus Christ? I’m convinced that if we prayed for a heart change in our land, that things would change, because God is merciful, forgiving and gracious.
I plead for all of us to not stand by with idle prayers and wrong perspectives, yes, sin is at the root of it all and yes, rebellion against God has caused us to fight a battle we cannot win, the church has been isolated in the world, but not from God. Right now the church needs to also unite, not in more online services, as important as they are, but in prayer, to bow our knees and intercede for this land, then, we will be a light in the darkness, and see the Mighty hand of God move.
Lord, have mercy on us.
David says in Psalm 27:4, “One thing have I asked of the Lord, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord and to inquire in His temple.”
I say we “inquire in His temple “ and “Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.” Because, God’s perspective says:
“If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.”
(2 Chronicles 7:14)
We are living in a information fat world, where whatever we need to know about anything we want to know about can be found at a touch of a finger and yet, it seems when we get what we were looking for, it’s still not satisfying, leaving us empty, lonely. Maybe today you find yourself searching for information about who you are and why you are here. I can assure you that it’s no accident you’ve managed to read this post. But maybe as intriguing as all this was, you’re still not convinced. I suggest you simply take a moment and ask God to come into your life and give you understanding, after all He knows what you need. You see, without a personal relationship with Him, you will never acquire the peace and direction you’re in search of. The Bible says you can do this, and here’s how:
“But what does it say? “The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart” (that is, the word of faith which we preach): that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For the Scripture says, “Whoever believes on Him will not be put to shame.” For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek, for the same Lord over all is rich to all who call upon Him. For “whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.” (Romans 10:8-13)