""As for God, His way is perfect;
The word of the Lord is proven;
He is a shield to all who trust in Him.”
Psalm 18: 30"
This morning, the cup of latte in my hand tasted lovely yet contrastingly passive as I soaked up the words that the Lord was speaking to me. I like how the Lord especially fills me in so much on His wisdom in His word in the morning, for when the air is crisp and coolness is able to enjoy its few moments of glory, that is when I listen best(:
The word shield reminded me of another similar verse. In Psalm 84: 11, it says, For the Lord God is a sun and shield; the Lord bestows favor and honor. No good thing does he withhold from those who walk uprightly. I love the word ‘uprightly’. It reminds me of a person who has confidence, boldness, someone who has a sense of determination and full awareness that he or she is right in the very essence of the word. At least that’s how I picture him so. But what is this person’s confidence and boldness in? What does it mean to walk uprightly? Upright is to be in right standing with God, to enjoy and bask in His righteousness. It means to trust Him, simply to trust Him, to let Him be our shield, our guide in whichever journeys we seek to undertake in this life. I can’t do this journey alone. I would think, I won’t want to try going through life alone because its so much better to walk through life with Jesus by my side<3 and what’s more He most gladly would stay by our side. Pastor Prince shared with us on Sunday that if we are wondering what is holiness, true holiness is to have faith in Jesus, in His finished work at the cross which is totally complete, for US. For us so that now we can have confidence that our blessings are bought, that our success in life is obtained by Him. In knowing this, where has the fear of how things are going to turn out gone? It has gone to the wind(: . And the Lord backs this up with the promise that His way is perfect. I like this so much. He really knows that we can still worry and think about why things are not going our way, esp when we feel our way is right(though that is perfectly understandable… I mean, we do have this thing in us called common sense. I would say common sense is a pleasure yet a bane to be around sometimes. It makes one take a step back, and reminds him that hey pay attention to me, your rational thought, your very own rational thought. Do you see that by going against me, you risk slipping into the category of people on this earth classified under foolish? How do you trust the unknown, as long as this path is something you can understand and seems good, ain’t that the right way to go? Haven’t heard much from people about their relationship with their common sense but at least that’s mine. then again, its a good thing that we don’t listen to too many versions of sense ) Yes, it is automatic to think like this when we look at our circumstances. With all the facts laid out, the Lord knows we will be stuck focusing on our way, on achieving what we view as success using that particular way. And Jesus knows this too. That’s why he says, My way is perfect. Know that if you give up trying to finish things your way, you ain’t going to fall into the abyss because there is my way, that I already planned out for you.This gives me freedom to live without rationalising so much. To live boldly(: