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Wednesday, 27 May 2015
I will bless the LORD who has counselled me; indeed, my mind instructs me in the night. I have set the LORD continually before me; because He is at my right hand, I will not be shaken. Therefore my heart is glad and my glory rejoices; my flesh also will dwell securely. For You will not abandon my soul to Sheol; Nor will You allow Your Holy One to undergo decay. You will make known to me the path of life; In Your presence is fullness of joy; In Your right hand there are pleasures forever.
The life lived in close fellowship with God is a life overflowing with joy!
Some people’s view of the Christian life is one of grim determination, a life where “commitment” means that I don’t enjoy anything, but everything is about sacrificing what I’d like.
But listen to what David says in this Psalm: “My heart is glad and my glory rejoices…fullness of joy…pleasures forever.” Does it sound like David was a solemn character? Where did his joy and gladness come from? He tells us, “I have set the Lord continually before me.” That joyful determination to put God first meant that God got involved in David’s life. God was “at my right hand”.
We often fall so far short of what we want to do for God, but you need to recognise that God never falls short, if we will walk with Him.
Tuesday, 26 May 2015
But the news about Him was spreading even farther, and large crowds were gathering to hear Him and to be healed of their sicknesses. But Jesus Himself would often slip away to the wilderness and pray.
The busier we get in ministry, the more we need to get alone with God!
Jesus’ ministry was growing. People with spiritual needs were gathering in large crowds to hear Him. Many people were getting right with God. It was a spiritual revival. At the same time many people with physical problems were coming to Him for healing. If Jesus had approached His ministry from a natural perspective, He would have thought, “My ministry is growing! I have to capitalise on this moment. I have to be there for people. It doesn’t matter what I have to sacrifice personally, the gospel has to go out!”
But what did Jesus do? He “would often slip away to the wilderness and pray”. Let me say it again, the busier we get in ministry, the more we need to get alone with God. Ministry is a waste of energy unless it is the overflow of my own walk with the Lord. Even ministry into the lives of people who desperately need it is not more important than maintaining my own prayer life and calling on God for His work in and through me. Take time to “slip away” and recharge with God.