Monday, January 27, 2014

Pastor's Ponderings, January 27, 2014

I need you Lord!

The famous singer, Barbara Streisand, sang a line, “People who need people are the luckiest people in the world.” As popular culture continues to explore extrovert vs. introvert personalities, there is still a push for us to constantly seek the companionship of each other for fulfillment. However, I believe Jesus Christ would want us to value His companionship more than any other relationship in the world. People who know that they need Christ are the most blessed in the world.   

In the 91st Psalm, David speaks of God’s protection and the value of spending time alone with Him. As a leader of the Israelite army, he could easily have put his faith and dependence on the men that fought with him. Instead, David put his trust in God knowing that He was all he needed. David spent time in God’s presence, getting to know Him, and understanding His character. The more time he spent with Him, the more his need for God became evident and essential.

Although, it is good to have people around you that are supportive and loving, it is so much more important to have our supportive and loving Lord and Saviour. There is something wonderful about time spent alone with Him.  We can talk with Him knowing that He will help us in any situation (Psalm 46:1). He will comfort us, assure us, and protect us even in perilous times (Psalm 23:4).

On this week, let us be like David, and make a decision to spend quality, one on one time with our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. When we spend time with him we realize how much we need him and can not live without Him!

Please comment below and share how your time with God has allowed you to realize how much you need Him.

Matthew 6:6
New International Version (NIV)
But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father,who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.

Psalm 91:1
New International Version (NIV)
1 Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
 I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.

Psalm 23:4
New International Version (NIV)
4 Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.

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