October 12, 2015

Read Psalm 90:12

God does speak through His Word.  Sometimes it’s what we want to hear; sometimes it’s not.  Recently I was involved in a ministry that I loved. However, God began closing the door to my involvement.  One of the first Scripture passages that began tugging on my heart was 2 Samuel 11.  Verse 1 reads, “Then it happened in the spring, at the time when kings go out to battle, that David sent Joab ….  But David stayed at Jerusalem.” David was supposed to be at war!  If he would’ve been where he was supposed to be, he wouldn’t have noticed Bathsheba from the roof of his palace and brought a lifetime of grief upon himself and others.  

The Holy Spirit had already begun directing me away, but I continued to stay.  I enjoyed it!  And it was ministry, so how could it be wrong?

The Lord continued to redirect me with Scripture.  One day after I finished reading and praying Psalm 91, the warfare prayer, my eyes drifted toward these verses in Psalm 90: “Who understands the power of Your anger and Your fury, according to the fear that is due You?  So teach us to number our days, that we may present to You a heart of wisdom.” 

I was scared.  I realized that I needed to fear the Lord in this.  I needed to fear what would happen if I did not say goodbye.  

And now that I have, I see the wisdom in His timing.

Psalm 34:9 – “O fear the LORD, you His saints; for to those who fear Him there is no want.”