The Lord redeems the life of his servants; none of those who take refuge in him will be condemned.
The LORD is the redeemer of my life as I have taken refuge in Him. I believe that I take refuge in the LORD when I decide daily to serve and love the LORD. I think that looks like loving and serving serve the LORD with my all my heart, with all my soul, with all my mind, and with all my strength. Giving all my heart to the LORD means that all my emotions are brought under submission to the LORD as I agree with the Word of the LORD and live it out according to God's will. Giving all my soul to the LORD means that I give my life to ELOHIM. No corridor, crevice, or room in the soul is blocked off from God when one gives their life to the LORD. Giving all my mind means my understanding, thought, and will are also submitted to the Word of the LORD. Giving all my strength to the LORD means that all my capacity belongs to the LORD and what I do is for the glory of God.
Ultimately, loving and serving the LORD includes a death walk.
This death walk is me agreeing to die daily to sin so that I can live in Christ. I readily acknowledge that I cannot live my life in abundance according to my plan. And even if I were to be able to get along in this life with success of this world all that I gained would not be enough to ensure my soul’s salvation. Part of what has helped me submitting to the LORD to love and serve ELOHIM is knowing that God has a much better life for me that what I could ever envision for myself. I believe Jesus’s promise to give us life and that more abundantly is for all creation. I believe the reason why the world is not experiencing this promise because many have opted out of the plan of God and rejected the LORD Jesus Christ. Just as Luke 2:34 indicates, Jesus Christ is a sign that is spoken against and a revealer of the thoughts of many.
As I end this Psalm 34 blog series, I’m grateful for this scripture journal process as it has provided content that sobers me and focuses me unto righteous. I am so grateful for a better understanding of the grace of God to be able serve the LORD and take refuge in the LORD. I am aware that I must be diligent in casting down thoughts and imaginations that are contrary to the Word of God and the promptings of the Holy Spirit. Then I can truly walk by the Spirit so I do not fulfill the lusts of my flesh. I have found that doing what I want to do and fulfilling the lusts of my flesh and the pride of my life leads to death, loss, destruction, and separation from the LORD. As I begin this new epoch, I desire to be faithful in communion with the LORD forevermore to seek and receive my Father, the LORD Jesus Christ, and precious Holy Spirit. God is my all. God is the source and answer to everything I and my brothers and sisters in Christ need to thrive in this life and the life to come.
Abba, I need You. Only You can satisfy. Only You can lead and guide me effortlessly where I can flourish and be whole. Open my eyes to see what You would have me to see. Let me heart be fashioned to feel what You would have me to feel. I am available to You. Thank You for Your patience and love for me as I learn to live for You and with You, in Jesus’s Name. Amen.
written by Myrina K. Robinson
Duke Divinity School MDiv 2022
Guest Blogger for BWET Blog
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