Sunday Stillness – How Do I Let God Be My Portion?
I say to myself, “The LORD is my portion; therefore I will wait for Him.” (Lam. 3:24, NIV)
As I prepare for my trip to Poland I have been reading some thought provoking articles sent to me by International Messengers.
One dealt with being poor in spirit – a hard lesson for me.
Blessed are the poor in spirit for theirs in the Kingdom of heaven (Matthew 5:3, NIV).
I saw this little robin in my backyard the other day and it reminded me of the love and caring that God has for everyone – little robins too. The little robin is poor in spirit as it depends on God for its very being.
God looks after the little robin.
I too must learn to depend on God – that is being “poor in spirit”; getting rid of the “me” tendencies – you know the “I must, I need to, I want to”.
How can I let God be my portion?
I need to let go – of everything;
of knowing that things don’t have to be perfect; that I can try to do my best but then leave it at that; to focus more on my communication with the Father and less on what I want. As I lean on Him, He gives me great wisdom and strength than I could not have achieved by myself.
The article reminded me of the story of the prodigal son – if he had been poor in spirit, he would have welcomed his brother back rather than feeling left out. That is the sin of pride.
I have to learn that my way is not necessarily the best. I need to back off and see where God leads instead.
The song that shows that to me is Blessed be the Name of the LORD. The name of the LORD is a strong tower, the righteous run into it, and they are saved.
Saved means that God is my portion, my tent and my rock. He is my all in all.
Here is the video:
Oh Lord, I know You are my portion. I will wait on You. I won’t go ahead of you. I will watch and go where You show me. I will lift my prayers to you, not fearing anything because You have it all under control. I am saved and in Your arms. In Jesus’ name. AMEN.
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