Today's Word of Encouragement from Wayne:
"‘I love You, O Lord, my strength.’ The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge; my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. I call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised, and I am saved from my enemies"
Psalm 18: 1-3
Look at all of the wonderful confessions David proclaimed concerning God, "in whom I take refuge." I have written earlier of David’s intimate life of ministering to the Lord and of all of the vivid titles he had come to know God by throughout his years of ministering to the Lord "in whom I take refuge." You and I today, as priests unto God (1 Peter 2: 5-9, Revelation 1:5-6) are free to (and are called to) minister to God and to know our Lord in all of these titles, even as David did, as we practice in our lives ministering to our God, "in whom I take refuge." The refuge of God is within us.
Minister to God each day and, when the tough days come, you will be strengthened in His presence, because you have practiced your priesthood and have come to know God as: "my strength," "my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge; my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold." Enter His presence as His humble child, His priest, and simply begin like David did, saying "‘I love You, O Lord, my strength." Yes, express love and gratitude to God in His presence and then let those titles start to flow, of Who God is to you and the great things He has done, and you will realize, just as David did as he praised God, that "I am saved from my enemies." Amen. Let God raise you up as you confess Him in His presence today. Hallelujah!