“Teach me to do your will, for you are my God; may your good Spirit lead me on level ground.”
I find it so interesting that David asks for God to lead him on level ground. Level ground is well-balanced and peaceful. Isn’t that the heart of God’s will for our lives? Balanced and peaceful even amidst difficulties. It’s so easy to over react to suffering and unfairness isn’t it? It’s so easy to be overcome with the desire to retaliate against those who have harmed us with words, gossip or cheap undermining. David knew he was being pursued yet he put His trust in God’s unfailing love.
It was here that he would know God’s peace, serenity, grace, protection and mercy. Do we, like David, know God’s will for us in times of distress? We need to ask God to balance our lives and bless us with these divine quality attributes found in Him, so that when danger lurks and enemies pursue, we remain balanced in God’s unfailing love and protection.There is no need to fight. No need to run anywhere but under the shelter of His wing. Now that is level ground! When we hide there, nothing else matters!
So you and I and we and us, some days we can feel all beaten up, bruised and used and then other days we can feel so unused unneeded and unnecessary. Isn’t that the truth? Both feelings so the same but yet, so at different ends of the spectrum yet very real and leave us feeling not important for this life. Ahh, but you are valuable. Remember beautiful you, that not one of those moments say who you are or define your character. Not one of those moments go unnoticed by our all-knowing, all present God and Creator, Our Ancient Of Days, who knows our end from our beginning. Yeah, not one of those ‘life’ moments catches Him off guard. Not even for a moment. He has them all. He holds them all tightly in battered, nail-scarred hands! Our Lord, Himself was beaten up, used up and still today many find Him useless and unnecessary as they go about their busy lives of searching for pie in the sky. Yeah, He was rejected, beaten, tortured, accused, and used up! But dear one, He didn’t let that stop Him. All of those moments were all part and parcel of the salvation plan and so He took that horrendous treatment all the way to the cross and gave it up for victory when He shed innocent blood as a sacrifice for the sins of the world; yours and mine and everyone in between. Yeah, that’s what He did and how he handled the sin problem! Giving in to the Father’s will was mandatory for the ultimate victory of our Lord. His victory over death and ruin, rejection and pain was culminated in his glorious resurrection and that resurrection power is our grace, our victory over all the unfair treatment, all the used up, beaten up moments of our lives ~ of our journey!! Don’t forget it! He’s been there! He’s got this for you!
So beaten, broken, bruised and beautiful you, say with Psalmist in Psalm 27: 1b, 3, 5b, 6, “The Lord is my fortress, protecting me from danger, so why should I tremble?…Though a mighty army surrounds me, my heart will not be afraid. Even if I am attacked I will remain confident. He will hide me in His sanctuary. He will place me out of reach on a high rock. Then I will hold my head high above my enemies who surround me. At His sanctuary I will offer sacrifices with shouts of joy, singing and praising the Lord with music.”
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False prophets abound today in our present day Babylon don’t they? Giving us false direction, preaching from pulpits and selling books that lead us astray. Fortune tellers make their fortune preying on those who seek their advice and counsel when those who seek their counsel should be seeking out the words of the one true God of Creation and the God of Abraham, Issac and Jacob. Seeking the God who led His people down through the pages of biblical history, protecting His lineage in order to bring the perfect plan of salvation for a lost world, into the big picture. Everything He allowed for His people was for an ultimate purpose to fulfil His plan and make it happen. He did it in spite of those that came against Him! Yeah, today, He’s still sovereign and in control! He hasn’t changed. He still has a plan for your life, and for a messed up world, when the leadership of our countries is at an all time low, He still has a plan for good and not disaster. A plan for your future all wrapped up in grace to propel you forward with hope. Seek Him!
He gave words of warning to His people, through His prophet, Jeremiah, whom He called, to not listen to the lies of false prophets but to seek Him and Him alone. Bonus on that ~ if they and ~ if we today, truly search for Him we will find Him. Take heart in this moment! Stay away from those that trick and tickle your ears with pleasantries and prey on your vulnerability with lies! Today ~ you beautiful soul, Seek the LORD of Heaven’s armies, and walk in the Truth!
“This is what the LORD of heaven’s armies, the God of Israel says: “Do not let your prophets and fortune-tellers, who are in the land of Babylon trick you. Do not listen to their dreams, because they are telling you lies in my name. I have not sent them says the LORD. But this is what the LORD says, “You will be in Babylon for seventy years but then I will come and do for you all the good things I have promised, and I will bring you home again. For I know the plans I have for you,” says the LORD. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and hope. If you look for me wholeheartedly you will find me.”
Jeremiah 29: 8- 13
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Yeah, we’re sojourners along this earthly journey of life. Broken and bruised and sometimes just hanging on by a thread of hope and praying our way through! Sometimes our wilderness wanderings are long and tedious with anxious thoughts, fears, panic moments disastrous happenings and just lost trust! Times when we forget to be thankful for just what we have and become critical of the provision made for us. Our manna becomes stale and mundane and we crave the meat that we remember back in the days of bondage. The days when the bad outweighed the good but yet our selfish pleasures led the way and disguised the truth from our hearts and minds. Yeah, we’re travelling, you and I and we and us, through the trenches, and over the hard places and strongholds along the way with roads that are steep and dangerously overloaded with “stuff’ along the way to distract us and take us to our defeat!
Beautiful soul, in these moments of trial, we must be strong, keeping the faith and persevering in the journey of unknowns, ready to face the battle and with the Lord’s help conquer what ever comes.
David knew those anxious moments and in Psalm 3: 1 knew of his many enemies that were against him, but he praised the Lord anyway in Psalm 3: verses 3,4,5 and 6 “But you O Lord are a shield around me. Your are the glory, the One who hold my head high. I cried out to the Lord and He answered me from His holy mountain. I lay down and slept, yet I woke up in safety, for the Lord was watching over me. I am not afraid of ten thousand enemies that surround me on every side….Vs 8, “Victory comes from you Oh Lord.”
So beautiful one, find victory in the One true God today!
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