January 5th

 

“Surely goodness and mercy will follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever”

🏋️‍♀️January 5th 2020: I love how Psalm 23 ends. He promises us that not only will He guide, protect and enable us in our journey, but He puts two huge angelic beings called goodness and mercy on the path with us, always there, always present!🤲 Goodness and mercy are not weak, bare bottied cherubs!🤣 They are strong, huge, warrior like guardians of all that is good and all that is merciful. The translation tells us that “surely they will follow us forever”, and the meaning of surely here is “the absolute, the certainty, the security” of that!🙋‍♀️ As we live our lives, He has placed goodness and mercy as companions for us. Goodness observes our ability to bring and be the goodness of the Lord, in other words, how we treat others, how we respond or react in situations, whether we are the answer to problems or whether we are the cause! Mercy is the compassion of the Lord when it is not deserved, but is given anyway….it’s a form of grace! He watches to see if we are able to forgive others as we have been forgiven, or give to others as has been given to us! 🙋‍♀️They observe our actions but also our hearts in our day to day life. Angel’s do not judge us, but they are messengers, who give report and account as authorised by God.🙏 Put it like this, they follow us to watch our choices, but also to operate in the fullness of God. Goodness to provide every need, mercy to forgive every sin, goodness to provide, mercy to pardon! How marvellous that God provides the escorts of His goodness and mercy to follow us for life! They never leave, they never rest, they are with us always to remind us of how we walk on the path. Today, as we have looked at Psalm 23, what have you understood about your life in God? His amazing provision for us is so beautiful and He has not only promised to rescue us when needed, but has provided eternal ability to walk in the fulness of Him!🙋‍♀️ #theyfollowme! #ledandfollowed

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