I'm participating in a Christian Group Writers Project on Faithful Bloggers. It is based on the 23rd Psalm. We were given the opportunity to chose one of the six verses from this Psalm. I chose to write on verse 5.
You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies,
You aniont my head with oil; my cup overflows.
Hmm ...preparing a table in front of my enemies. Do I really have enemies?
Well, if Jesus is the Lord of my life ...I will have enemies.
You see, as I submit to His leading He transforms me from the inside out. That means change. And frankly, not everyone is happy with change. Inevitably, there will be conflict.
I may not have people fighting against me with physical weapons but ...words can be hurtful.
It's so important for me to spend time alone with the Lord daily as I feast at His table of love.
Table preparation takes time and can't be rushed.
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In my imagination I'm seated at a lovely table setting like this one with the sound of the waves and the smell of salt air.
But it's His Word that I feast on daily. Reading, speaking and praying His Word.
As I come before the Lord each morning, I receive His fresh anointing for that day. I remember who I belong to and that He is the Good Shepherd who cares for me. His Holy Spirit is overflowing as I allow Him to work in me and through me. I become saturated in His love and that love ...overflows to others.
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My salvation cannot be taken away. I belong to Him forever.
Thank you Jesus!