Psalm 119:57-64 – You are my portion, O LORD; I have promised to obey your words. I have sought your face with all my heart; be gracious to me according to your promise. I have considered my ways and have turned my steps to your statutes. I will hasten and not delay to obey your commands. Though the wicked bind me with ropes, I will not forget your law. At midnight I rise to give you thanks for your righteous laws. I am a friend to all who fear you, to all who follow your precepts. The earth is filled with your love, O LORD; teach me your decrees.
Will you accept that God rules over all the universe? Do you promise to obey His words and trust His promises? Are you willing to forsake your own ways/plans and turn your steps to follow God? Will you be quick to obey His commands? Even if others forsake Him, neglect Him, and make life difficult for those who do, will you still remember to do what honors and reveres Him? When times are dark (in the midnight hour) will you stand up for what is right in God’s sight? Will you accept His people as your people and His precepts as your precepts? Will you accept His love and instruction in all things as long as you live? To all of this our Psalmist says, “Ohhh, YES! The Lord is my portion! Who could want anything more?” And, he enters into a covenant relationship with God as his LORD and Master.
We all inherit a portion of this ole world – at least for a time. What portion of life have you chosen to embrace and make your very own? Whose promises are you trusting in? What truth claims have you bought into? Who are you trying to please more than anyone else? Whose ways have you determined to be better than your own ways? Whose thoughts do you consider to be higher than your own? Whose principles are worthy enough to trade your own in for? Whose laws are superior to the restrictions, regulations and rules others may try to bind you with? Whose claims of righteousness are you willing to follow in the dark? Who do you choose to be your closest friends and allies – do they share the same precepts? Whose love and instruction do you willingly accept? You may not realize it, but these are all questions we answer every day as we make choices/decisions and deal with life. Would your answer be similar to the Psalmist’s, or do you find yourself apprehensive to even try to figure it out at all?
God extends His love to the whole earth. He offers HIMSELF as our portion. Is He enough? The questions now, for us, are: (1) Will you have Him to be your portion, your Savior and Lord? (2) And, do you renounce the devil, his influence and the life portion he offers, so that you might live for Christ as long as you live? Join with the Psalmist and me as we covenant together with God – “I Will! And “I Do!”
- Meet together with at least 1 or 2 other believers to enter the Throne Room of Grace.
- Join our 6:00pm Thursday night prayer team.
- Give thanks that God offers Himself to be our portion for life.
- Pray for the Good News families of the week: Juan & Jennifer Davila (Ariana, Angelina, Gabriella), Jim & Carol DeYaeger (Stephanie), Timothy & Kathy Dick (Thomas, Ava, Maybelle).
- Tell God that He’s enough – He’s everything you need.
- Surrender yourself to obedience and faithfulness to the Word of God.
- Join in with our Sunday prayer services to pray for God’s presence and blessing.
- Think about your ways and consider how they align with God’s ways. Intentionally turn away from any of your ways that aren’t in harmony with His ways!
- Attend “In Touch” Prayer meeting at GNCC at 10:30am or join in prayer at that time.
- Ask God to teach you to be quick in your responses to do what He requires and counsels. Pray that you may recognize His love and goodness in God’s decrees and commands.
- Pray for a rich and faithful fellowship with others who love God and who also desire Him to be their portion in life.
Prayer Challenge: Pray that God will grant every believer: a passionate devotion to His Word, a humble recognition that we have much room for growth and improvement, His corrective discipline – that may be painful but produces good fruit, a steadfast courage and strength to endure the arrogance, hostility, ridicule and slander of those who disregard the beauty and authority of God’s Word.