Psm 119:57 You are my portion O Lord,
I have said that I would keep
A biblical perspective means God is the source of all happiness and blessing. He is content with all that the Lord is and provides. He has the best inheritance imaginable and does not seek any possession or comfort outside of God. Riches, honor, friends, fame-nothing- is as valuable as the Promises of God.
This week I have read two morning devotionals from two different places in the world – one a man and the other a woman – expressing the practical life affirming truth in this passage.
The man sat on his verandah completely ALONE, gazing across the deserted plain land where only distant cattle grazed. He grieved over the loss of his wife and missed his two children who left today for college. He opened his Bible …a bookmark fell out. It simply said:
THE Lord My PORTION.
‘I fell to my knees and prayed. Worship replaced grief and my day again had purpose.’
The other story was a very different scenario. Sarah was surrounded by people. It was a big family gathering, children scampered everywhere. There was mind-numbing noise and joyful appreciation each family group one for the other. As the only single woman recently widowed, with no children she felt like an outcast, almost an alien among her own loved ones.
Her heart was breaking with loneliness and deep sorrow. She felt a hand on her shoulder. Her brother Tim’s voice whispered quietly. ‘Let God be God to You. He will Comfort and lead you onwards. Let Him be your Portion’.
Sarah wrote ‘I checked out the wisdom in my brother’s words from my bible and later as I played with young nieces and nephews was able to sincerely thank HIM for His Hand of Comfort and His Presence with me on THE WAY. ‘
He is Our Portion for every heart that truly surrenders to Him ALONE.
Have a beautiful Sunday of WORSHIP and THANKSGIVING.