Yesterday I shared with our local church about the miracle of a little girl in the Philippines. The church had taken an offering to provide for the little girl to have surgery on her cleft palette aka hair lip. The surgery was suppose to cost $650 but she ended up having 2 surgeries on her face with a third scheduled next year. Yet God provided the funds to meet her needs.
In America we can’t even get a tooth pulled for $650 – so this was amazing. Her life is now changed and her family will never be the same again because God provided for their needs and a church halfway around the world had the burden to help a little girl. Praise God for the Miracle in her life!!
As I was sharing with the church, God impressed on me to read Psalms 23. In the USA that Scripture is usually read at funerals but really it is a LIFE scripture.
“The Lord is my Sheperd I shall not want” — He provides ALL my needs.
“He makes me lie down in green pastures and leads me beside the still waters” — For no matter what my circumstances, I can find Peace in my life because I KNOW that He takes care of me – and even if I am going through something I know I will walk out the other side a better person – and my circumstances will be a puff of smoke blown to the wind.
“He restores my soul, and leads me in the path of righteousness for His name sake” —No matter if I slip, or how broken I am, He cares for me. He calls me back and leads me on — and I go joyfully.
“Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear NO evil for thou art with me” — WHY should I fear anything???? You are the King of Kings — the Almighty Warrior of Heaven — the Victor over all things. If I hang onto You – I am able to walk with my head up, without fear or trepidation. I have the Victory because You have already fought the battle. I just need to quit struggling and keep moving forward – not looking back.
“Thy rod and thy staff they comfort me” — when I go through trials and I’m afraid — You are my protector. You are my front guard and my rear guard. Your strength surrounds me. And if I am weak and I become despondent or I am overwhelmed with tears — You take me into your arms and stroke my face with compassion and love and give me Comfort in the depths of my being.
“Thou prepares a table before me in the presence of mine enemies, You anoint my head with oil and my cup runneth over” — Your enemies are my enemies and I have entrusted my faith in You to rule my heart and life and through this You have given to me all things. Whether I understand or not, You have raised me up and made me part of the family of God, to rule and reign forever with You. I have the anointing of Your blessing and the Abundance of the household of God. I sit at the King’s table and You have given me the Signet ring of the King – to move and act in Your Name – to bring Honor to the household of God. And I am truly humbled as I bow down and I am honored to serve the King and sit at His table.
“Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life”—- How can it be any different? If the Lord is for me, who can be against me?
“And I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever!”