The Lord is my light and my strength. My high tower. He has done great things in my life and I have much to boast in the Lord. For this reason, all I desire is to tell people about Jesus. That only through Him, who is my lord, and my God, can we be saved. There is no other way we can enter heaven, but through Christ alone. The wicked may come and persecute me because of my great faith in Jesus, but that will never change how I feel and act for Him. My life may be on the brink of death because of persecution, however, I will never deny my one true love, who is Jesus. I am confident in one thing and that is Jesus is my everything, my all in all. “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.” (Philippians 4:13) My faith in the Lord, my God, is much like David’s who wrote, “the Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? When the wicked, even mine enemies and my foes, came upon me to eat up my flesh, they stumbled and fell. Though an host should encamp against me, my heart shall not fear: though war should rise against me, in this will I be confident.” (Psalm 27:1-3) Who is there really to fear in this life when God is our strength and our protector? He is my shield and will not let me be tempted more than I am able to escape it. The devil is crafty in his evil ways, but the Lord God is so much wiser in giving us a way out every time.
Now let the ending of this psalm encourage you as it does for me. David said, “hear, O Lord, when I cry with my voice: have mercy also upon me, and answer me. When thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, Lord, will I seek. Hide not thy face far from me; put not thy servant away in anger: thou hast been my help; leave me not, neither forsake me, O God of my salvation. When my father and my mother forsake me, then the Lord will take me up. Teach me thy way, O Lord, and lead me in a plain path, because of mine enemies. Deliver me not over unto the will of mine enemies: for false witnesses are risen up against me, and such as breathe out cruelty. I had fainted, unless I had believed to see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the Lord.” (Psalm 27:7-14) This is so beautiful and heartfelt. And here is the truth, my friends. God hears those who are sincere in their prayers and confessions. When this happens, God is near unto them and does not hide His face. It is at this point that He is able to teach us His ways, which are far different than the ways of the world. Not only is there forgiveness and mercy from the Lord, our God, but also much knowledge and wisdom. Those who love Jesus also seek His hand in their lives and does what He says. His guidance is the best thing they could ever receive. Amen.
Let us pray:
Oh Lord, You are so good to me. What have I done to merit Your favor in my life? Nothing. But still, You have seen something in me that myself and others could never see. I am speaking of potential, which I am so grateful for Your patience. You could never think this way of me unless You knew that something greater was coming in the future. And now that I have put my trust in You, I have seen so many good things take place in my life that I have never seen or experienced before. Why do You work through me? I will never understand. But what I do know is that I am so grateful. I would like to think that I would be Your disciples while You were on earth, Jesus, but only You know if that would be true or not. What I know now is that You are the greatest thing to ever happen to me. I love to witness Your truths to anybody possible. It is true that I feel an urgency to reach certain people while I have time. If it is my life or other people’s lives that are soon to end, I will never know. Only You know this, God. If me reaching certain people at certain times in the day is what is important to their salvation, I also do not know. What I do know, Lord, is that I am like a farmer. You have given me seeds on earth, and I am here planting those seeds in people’s hearts. Will they all germinate and be saved? I know this is not possible. What I do hope for, Lord, is that out of the thousands of people I have reached for Your cause, I pray that a hundred will come off of the path of destruction and be saved. I live for You. I love You. Amen.