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”
Look at all of these wonderful confessions David proclaimed concerning God, “in whom I take refuge.”
I have been writing these past few days concerning David’s wonderfully 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 loving 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. I encourage you to minister to God each day and, when the tough days do come, you will already be strengthened in His presence, because you have practiced your priesthood and have come to know your 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.”
Beloved child of God, enter your Lord’s presence today 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 from your spirit, of Who God is to you and of all the great things He has done for you, and soon you will realize, just like David did as he praised God, that “I am saved from my enemies.” Amen.
Let God raise you up in His goodness as you confess Him in His presence today. Hallelujah!