My portion and my cup…
Psalm 16:7-8; 11 (AMP): “I will bless the Lord who has counselled me;
Indeed, my heart (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. You will show me the path of life; In Your presence is fullness of joy; In Your right hand there are pleasures forevermore”.
Let us be determined this week to KNOW:
It is only our almighty God that can keep us safe. He is our Maker, Mediator and Lord – the King of our hearts! Every good thing comes from Him. He is majestic, glorious and in control of our lives. He fulfils our deepest longings. He gives us strength when we feel weak. He heals us when we are sick. He brings joy to our hearts when we experience sorrow. He brings wisdom when we experience trouble. He provides for ALL of our needs and even gives us more than we deserve. He fills our cups (our hearts) with His love, grace and joy! Our destiny is in His hands, He has a great plan for our lives – a path laid out before us! He is always giving us His best! So, let us praise Him in everything we do! Let us allow Him to whisper His wisdom and guidance into our ears at night. Let us allow Him to show us what to do next. Let’s trust and know that because He is with us, we can live confident, purpose-driven, love-filled lives that overflow with joy, peace, hope and love!
(Paraphrased from Psalm 16)
Father God, our first and utmost pursuit is to praise and honour You. May we live by Your counsel; may we follow Your instructions for our lives, and may we keep our eyes on You! Help us not to be shaken by any challenge we may face. Instead, may our hearts rejoice in the beauty and magnificence of Your Holiness and Grace. May we be found in Your eternal presence. Please make known to each one of us Your pathway of life! Let our eyes be fixed on You – our Saviour, Lord, and King. Show us the wonders of Your great love! You are the One giving us purpose. Please let Your light of truth and love always shine upon us! We trust You and seek You – as we know You are always with us. Fill us with Your love and joy! We praise You, love You and bring all honour and glory to You!