“The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want…” these words came forth from my spirit out of my mouth as I fervently prayed during the last communion service. It came as no surprise when the man of God told us to meditate on Psalm 23 and Psalm 27 this month! It is One Spirit after all. “June in the month of Prayer and Restoration” he said. It was perfect. “He maketh me to lie down in green pastures, he leadeth me beside the still waters, he RESTORETH my soul”.
The month of May ended on the note of a turn around. My eyes were opened to so many things I’ve missed out on, so many things I was doing wrong and handling the wrong way because of resentments, insecurity, selfishness and trust issues. I could feel it in my bones that the Lord has started a good work in me which I know He is faithful to complete. The healing process that had begun was to be followed by restoration. My constant prayers this month were focused on that-replenishing all I’ve lost by being so caught up in myself. My smile, peace of mind, self-worth, happiness, self control and resourcefulness. Most of the time the devil pitches us against our own selves and makes us our own worst enemy without us even realizing. The Word of God brings life and cleanses us of all our flaws, renews us and replenishes every barren land in our life. Psalm 119:130 says, “The entrance of thy words giveth light, it giveth understanding unto the simple”. What you let in is what would come out. Feed yourself with the Word so when challenges and pressure comes you speak God’s Word and not negative words. Be so full of the Word of God that like a sponge that filled with water that is squeezed it has no other choice than to pour out the water it is filled with.
“I’m asking God for just one thing: To live with him in his house my whole life long. I’ll contemplate his beauty; I’ll study at his feet. That’s the only quiet, secure place in a noisy world, the perfect getaway, far from the buzz of traffic. God holds me heads and shoulders above all who try to pull me down….” Psalm 27 was my official favorite Bible chapter this month. It is filled with uplifting words, love songs to God and it is also prayer. Another Bible chapter that really got me this month is 1Kings 18 the particular verse I meditated upon mostly was 1Kings 18:24.” … and I will call on the name of the Lord: and the God that answereth by fire, let him be God”. The whole chapter is just amazing. It proved how God doesn’t sleep on those who call upon him and are confident in Him. I asked my self, “why stress”? as my brother said recently, if it bothers you, it bothers God. He just wants you to trust him and He would make a way for you. I let this come to mind every time I prayed- my God is the God that answereth by fire.
Light, space, zest— that’s God! With Him on my side, I’m fearless. The words of the Psalmist resonated in my Spirit through out this month. The feeling prayer brings is that confidence, the confidence that everything is going to be fine and that God’s got your back. “Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil, for thou art with me”. I felt in tune and in sync with Him for most of the month. I prayed, I fasted, I spoke words of faith, made positive confessions all through out the month and I watched as everything fell into place. Everything that bothered me in the past no longer has a hold on me. I received complete healing in my body and soul. The restoration is complete, Hallelujah!
The month of June was awesome, I can’t wait for what July has in store for me. And on this note, I want to urge all my readers to put their trust in God, be prayerful and have faith because when all else fails the Word of God doesn’t.
Exodus 15:26: “….If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of the Lord thy God, and will do that which is right in His sight, and wilt give ear to His commandments, and keep all His statutes, I will put none of these diseases upon thee, which I have brought upon the Egyptians: for I am the Lord that healeth thee.”