March 26, 2009

Pray for Rescue

What is God's will for the generations?
What is His best for our families? According to John 10:10, the answer is a fulfilling life.

The thief comes to kill, steal and destroy,

but I have come to give you life and life abundant.

We can make two lists. Our enemy's plan is one column: steal, kill and destroy. And God's plan includes Life and Full Life. Wow. Isn't that simple? We can stall out in our walk so easily in times of crisis. I believe that my own major crisis time was extended by too much spiritual analysis of whether God was trying to teach me something and not enough faith in my Rescuer.

Analyzing God's will can take our already stretched time and energy. We have His will expressed in His word. He loves us. (I John) He protects us. (Psalm 91) He rescues. (Psalm 40)

We can admit that we are struggling and then begin to pray and believe for rescue. We looked at the whole chapter last weekend, but these few verses show you the reality of His benefits that Psalm 103 tells us not to forget. This writer- David- did not have an easy life, but he did have a Godly perspective. His perspective held that his only hope would come through the Lord.

Psalm 40:2-5
He lifted me out of the slimy pit,
out of the mud and mire;
He set my feet on a rock
and gave me a firm place to stand.

He put a new song in my mouth,
a hymn of praise to our God.
Many will see and fear and
put their trust in the LORD.

Blessed is the man who
makes the LORD his trust,
who does not look to the proud,
to those who turn aside to false gods.

Many, O LORD my God,
are the wonders you have done.
The things you planned for us
no one can recount to you;
were I to speak and tell of them,
they would be too many to declare.

[These are the study notes from the Encouragement Event hosted by Robyn Clement in Prattville, Alabama. Thanks to the Clement Family and all of those who joined us that morning. I am praying for each of you to look for rescue and enjoy that life of yours.]

1 comment:

  1. Your talk was AWESOME! Still thinking about it! You are a wonderful ray of God's light! Thanks for sharing it with us! Love you!