DATE POSTED Thursday, 2022-05-19
WRITTEN AT: Okeechobee, FL
SCRIPTURE FROM: Psalm 34:9-10
TRANSLATION: The Passion Translation (TPT)
BIBLE TEXT: 9 Worship in awe and wonder, all you who’ve been made holy! For all who fear him will feast with plenty.
10 Even the strong and the wealthy grow weak and hungry,
but those who passionately pursue the Lord will never lack any good thing.
APPLICATION: I’m sure that many could dissect each little word in these verses and offer their opinion on what David meant to say, or what they feel like he meant, or perhaps theorize how these words should be applied to our lives in this modern world. However, I am innocent enough to believe, and based on my knowledge of my Lord, the sincerity of His love for me, and all those who claim Him as Lord and Savior, that these verses meant nothing less than what His servant David said. You see, we need not be talked out of the blessing that God has in store for His chosen children – those who honestly and humbly seek to honor and obey Him, and follow His commands and His teachings. In other words, like the Scripture says in this translation – this applies to ‘those who passionately pursue Him’. So where do you stand with your relationship with God, my friend? If you know my Lord, then I’m hoping that you passionately seek after Him, and aim to honor, obey and please Your Master and King with every fiber of your being. Do you seek ways to learn more about Him and/or develop the relationship that you have with Him? Yes, even years and years after accepting Him as Lord, I believe it is still vital on your part, to: pursue the Lord and want to know Him even better; want to serve Him even more; want to act like Him even more; find multiple ways each day to showcase Him to the world so that they may see and believe! Are you downright passionate about being His ambassador here on earth, and until you are humbly at His feet in Heaven. So you may wonder why is this so important to you/us. My friend, I hope that you are once again reminded of the love that the King of this universe has for even you! I hope that your goal in life will be to always be more like Jesus every day, and that the words of David only serves to remind you that your relationship with Jesus, serves to remind you each day that greater is He that is in you, than he that is in the world! He laid down His life for you – how much more should you dedicate every effort, every word and your whole self to pleasing Him through obedience and total dedication to Him. Let us press on towards the mark with our greatest passion and unyielding desire, with Jesus as our helper and guide. Great things are in store for us friends, there’s no reason to ever turn back!
BLESSING(S) NOTED: Greater is He that is in us, than he that is in the world!
PRAYER: Thank You Lord for saving my soul, thank You Lord for making me whole, thank You Lord for giving to me – thy great salvation so rich, and free! What a blessing to know that You have so much in store for us while we are here on this earth, and especially after we join You in glory! Please continue to guide us and bless us as we deal with the challenges of this world each day, and until the day You call us home to glory. Oh that You may be glorified in everything we do and say, precious Lord, so that others may see, hear and believe. AMEN!
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