The scripture which has been ministering to me over this week, has been Psalm 23:4. And I know many of you guys both Christian and non-Christian, may know this Psalm like the palm of your hand. But this time round when I was reading Psalm 23, it was like a penny dropped for me. Many individuals can say this passage word for word, and pray it out without missing a single sentence, but this is when it can become mechanical. Jesus warns us about this when he encourages Christians not to behave like other religions, by merely repeating the same words over and over again (Matthew 6:7). But anyway when I read Psalm 23:4, two things stood out for me in particular!
- God is my protector.
2. He is ALSO my comforter.
So often I find that we paint God as this all-powerful entity, who is completely distant, disinterested and uninvolved with His creation. Yes God can protect me from the attacks of Satan, but He also loves me. God wants to know want things are on my heart, things which can potentially weigh me down. God is not some kind of warrior who is incapable of being intimate. He created intimacy! God knows how to love, because He is LOVE.
I want you to know that, YES God is omnipotent, omniscient, strong, mighty, a protector and a defender, but He is also loving, caring, affectionate, passionate, always willing to listen. God wants you to talk with Him, God seriously desires to have a deep relationship with you. Several times in the bible we are shown scenarios of God telling the children of Israel to return to Him (Hosea 12:6, Joel 2:13, Zechariah 1:3, Lamentations 3:40, Nehemiah 1:9 and Malachi 3:7)! God loves us sooooooo much, and desires for us to turn to Him, and to be intimate with Him on a regular basis. Communication is key!
I want you guys to understand that there is nothing to small, or insignificant for you to pray about. Like seriously if it’s that pimple bothering you, acne zapping you of your joy, hair loss, a fall out with a friend, trust me GOD CARES! God cares about EVERY detail of your life (Psalm 37:23), so never feel like you shouldn’t pray about something. Not praying is exactly what the devil wants you to do. It doesn’t make you an immature Christian to pray about something which bothers YOUR mind. If buying an outfit which looks good, and modest is something which you find challenging to do, girl go ahead and pray your socks of. I even pray to God asking Him to help me find some of the items which I misplace, and He truly does work wonders.
If you sincerely see God as your comforter, confide in Him. Be transparent with your heavenly Father, pour out your heart to Him, so He can minister His comforting words to your body, soul and spirit! Finally I’d like to leave you with a scenario. As a parent, guardian, career, wife, friend or sibling, how would you feel if the one you loved, bottled up all their emotions and didn’t tell you? They didn’t tell you what was going on until it was almost too late? Or maybe it’s already too late? I’m sure one of the first things most of us would say is, ‘Why didn’t you tell me’. And I feel that these are probably the same words which God says, whenever we tell everybody BUT Him what is going on in our lives.
Anyways people enjoy your day and have a lovely evening.
Love from the Christian lady after Gods own heart.