"As you enter the secret place, picture a communion table set just for you and your Lord. Allow your table to be a joyful place; a place you feel comfortable and safe; a place set up just for you to share your heart and be transparent with Jesus. This is a time to give Him ALL of you. Let Him have complete access and recall..."not my will, but yours be done" (Luke 22:42b NIV).
As I opened my heart and mind and soul and ears to what the Lord would say to me today...as I sat silently waiting for Him, I could sense His Presence surrounding me. I could hear His voice singing in the cooing of the doves in the background, and I could feel His warmth enveloping me as the light of the sun filtered through the cool breeze and shade of the trees over me. As I sat silently waiting for Him to lead me, I was somewhat distracted by the chattering of a little chickadee...who obviously wasn't sure he wanted me invading his space.
But as I focused on the Lord, and His Presence, and the sweet communion we would share, He directed me to Psalm 37:3-7.... a familiar Psalm for sure, but perhaps He wanted me to see something differently today.
- TRUST in the Lord
- DO GOOD
- DWELL in the land
- FEED on His faithfulness
- DELIGHT myself in Him
- COMMIT my way to Him
- TRUST in Him again!!! (He mentions the TRUST word twice! Must be important!)
- REST in the Lord, (which literally means to "be silent to the Lord)*
- WAIT PATIENTLY for Him
- DO NOT FRET
My soul, wait silently for God alone,
for my expectation is from Him."
Psalm 62: 1, 5