November 13, 2020 Spirit Meat Devotional : Topic – STEPS TO BUILD A FAITH LIFE IV: PERSONALIZE THE PROMISE – Psalms 23:1-6
There is a link between your PERSUASION of the promise and PERSONALIZING it! If you are not convinced and persuaded enough, you will find it difficult to personalize it. Have you noticed that in the first few weeks or months of marriage, the woman still responds spontaneously to her maiden name (when someone calls her maiden name in a public place)? However, she may have to be called about two to three times before she responds to her new surname. However, after weeks (months or years for some), the reverse will be the case: she spontaneously responds to her new surname and needs to be reminded to respond when her maiden name is mentioned. This is the same with personalizing the promise!
In our text, it is difficult not to notice see how David personalized the Shepherd: “…the Lord is MY Shepherd!” David was so persuaded of the promise to the point that it became practically real to him. He could have been right if he said the Lord is OUR shepherd, but because he had so much personalized the promise, it became his practical experience.
When the Lord visited Abraham and told him that Sarah was going to give him a son, she laughed. Do you know why? She had not yet personalized the promise. But when the Lord gave that word again and she heard, I am sure she was persuaded and personalized it from that point. Remember, personalize the promise, personalize the prophecy, and personalize the covenant.
PRAYER: Dear Father, I believe your promises today, I accept it, I am convinced it is mine, and I look forward earnestly to manifesting it in Jesus’ name.
BIBLE IN A YEAR: Ezekiel 27:1-28:26, Hebrews 11:17-31, Psalm 111:1-10, Proverbs 27:15-16