Sunday, 24 January 2016
Do You Really Believe Psalm 91:1 and 2?
I'm not sure there is any Christian who has prayed for divine protection that has not made reference to Psalm 91 at some point or the other. Back then, when I wanted to begin teaching my children to hide scripture in their hearts this was the one I chose. It just covers so much of what our salvation gives us so I can't help wondering why after confessing these scriptures over and over we still worry so much.
I mean if this is even the only bit of God's Word we have, why are we still scared? How can we be worried in the Secret Place of The Most High God? How do you entertain doubts in God's Shelter? Is it that we don't trust Him? Or is it that we don't think we are dwelling under His Almighty shadow? Maybe we fear sin has us on the wrong side of the door?
You know what? The fact that we are worried, anxious, fearful, doubtful does not negate God's Truth. So, He is not the problem. We are.
Today, I want us to let our minds focus on this truth: God's presence is in His Secret place. Do you agree? Yes? Good. So if you dwell in the Secret place of the Most High, you are in God's Presence. Right? Right. Good. Do you agree that God's presence means that He is RIGHT THERE with you? As in personally standing by your side in ALL of His Almightiness? Obviously? Excellent. Just checking.
Then my dear, just relax! Yes! Chill! How can you be anxious with Jehovah Rophe, Jehovah Jireh, the Lion of the Tribe of Judah by your side? Please, delete all those anxious thoughts! Mute all those negative voices in your head now, now! Tune to God's voice and listen to what He is saying:
I will personally go with you, Salt (put your name), and I will give you rest—everything will be fine for you.”
Your Heavenly Father is telling you not to worry about a thing!
Your response should be:
Thank you PapaGod, I'm so grateful you are personally going with me and mine as we progress into 2016 because your presence with me and mine sets us apart from all other people on the earth. Your presence distinguishes us. It enables us do things and go to heights others cannot go. I dwell in the Secret Place of the Most High God and so nothing bothers me! I'm in the centre of God's Rest. I may not understand my current reality but my Peace is assured because I understand and trust God's Love for me! (Exodus 33: 14 and 16)
Did you just say those words our loud? Good! Now! go about your day singing a joyful song to God. Laugh out loud in the face of the devil. He is under your feet!
At least, this is what you would do if you truly believed Psalm 91:1-2:
He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will remain secure and rest in the shadow of the Almighty whose power no enemy can withstand. I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress,My God, in whom I trust with great confidence, and on whom I rely!”
So, again I ask. Do you really believe?
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