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 my soul; 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 You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my 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 Forever.
Everything that you need is in Christ. You shouldn’t want for anything what do you have in the spirit? What are you projecting outwardly? Are you accessing all God has for you? Trade your anxiety, trade you fears trade your doubts trade your concerns for his Goodness. When people look at you what would they say that you have. The scriptures tells us what we should have. Especially today with Covid and economic uncertainty the church doesn’t seem to have the answers people are looking for. People would look out and see the church and say we are afraid and in doubt but, people should look at us and see us running over with the blessings of this God our trust should be in him. We should be thriving in our spirit after all we serve a God that can make something out of nothing, he doesn’t need our help. Does anyone remember the fish and the loaves or the widow woman with a handful of flour? She only had a handful of flour and she intended to cook it for her and her son’s last meal and die. However, Elijah asked her for a small piece of bread he said in exchange for this your oil and your flour will never run out. This is what God is saying to us give me what you have, and I will make up the difference. This is so us, I have someone very dear to me deathly afraid of Covid and I understand to a degree, he is so anxiety ridden over it that it locks his jaw at times. I was listening to this song as I pulled up in his driveway one day and God was all over me and I was praising God thinking man people must look at me and think I’m crazy to be so joyful in a time such as this so thankful and what people see when they see him anxiety and fear. I struggled with fear at first to and God got a hold of me and said do you trust me am I not faithful and the answer is yes so even though it took work I decided to trust him, and he has not disappointed me. While at the same time in the same pandemic that my friend is crippled with fear God is keeping my health, my joy, my finances, my peace, my sanity Why? Am I better than him no! The Bible says in Acts 10:34 that God is no respecter of persons But, I have made the lord my Shepard, I have trusted in him, I have made covenant with him so not only is he leading me through all the valleys until we reach the mountain. His goodness and his mercy are also following me, and my cup praise God is running over in this hour. The Bible says keep your mind stayed on things above and not below elevate yourself today it starts with your thoughts. This just touched me because he has restored me this last year, even when we walk through a year like last year his goodness and his mercy yet followed me and is yet following a people. He is yet preparing a table before our enemies and any adversary and or obstacle we may face. Our God is a faithful God! Despite my friends fears he dearly loves God and even though he may not see it God has also kept his family in every way and that speaks volumes we don’t hear sometimes. We don’t have to live bound up we don’t have to live afraid God can keep us and we can be at peace and joyful at the same time, but we must trust God and we must relinquish control to him. It’s not ours to worry and to wonder how when why the Bible tell us God has that covered. What sense is it to worry about what you can’t control there is no sure thing but God. No one has a success rate like God. Check out the story of the fish and the loaves this week check out the story of the widow woman in 1 Kings. Let God begin to reawaken your faith let him show you, his faithfulness. While you are at it give this song a listen it goes hand in hand with what I’m saying.
1 Kings 17:8-16 Story of the Widow and the flour
John 6:1-14 Jesus Feeds the multitude
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