I couldn’t help but overhear the young couple at the table in front of me. They were playing a game they called cribbage. I have heard of the game, however, I have no clue how it is played. They were joking with one another as they played and then the girl must have made a good play because the guy looked at her an exclaimed, “You’re cheating. You’re using your satanic powers to beat me. That’s not fair.” I did everything I could to keep my chin from dropping. Here I sat with my Bible, my Smith Wigglesworth, my Oswald Chambers, all of my writing tools and was asking the Lord to take me into the holy of holies so I could hear His voice and before me was a couple of Satan worshippers.
The young girl went on to tell the young man she wasn’t using her satanic powers; she didn’t bring any circles with her (whatever that means) and there wasn’t a circle under the table. I almost said out loud, “No, but the table you’re playing on is a circle.” But I remembered I wasn’t involved in the conversation and I managed to stop myself. After all, I was supposed to be in the holy of holies not in the presence of satanic worshippers.
I immediately heard the Lord tell me to go to Psalm 23. As I read it to myself, I began to ask Him to explain it to me in detail and I want to share with you what He gave me.
Psalm 23 A Psalm of David. The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside quiet waters. He restores my soul; He guides me in the paths of righteousness For His name’s sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil; for Thou art with me; Thy rod and Thy staff, they comfort me. Thou dost prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; Thou hast anointed my head with oil; My cup overflows. Surely goodness and loving kindness will follow me all the days of my life, And I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.
The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not want.
As my shepherd, He guides me and directs me. I go where He takes me and I will lack
nothing. I will have all I need provided by Him.
He makes me lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside quiet waters.
He takes me to good places, places that bring me pleasure. He knows I need to pause
and rest in Him-find times of refreshment. Sometimes I may fight Him and try and
follow my schedule, and at those times, He will do whatever it takes to make me rest
because He knows what is best for me and He desires His best for me.
He restores my soul; He guides me in the paths of righteousness For His name’s sake.
When I am resting in Him, He gives me all I need to restore me. He may not take away
the circumstances I am facing, but He strengthens me to face them and He leads me in
the way of righteousness for the glory of His name.
Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil; for Thou art with me; Thy rod and Thy staff, the comfort me.
There is no place I go where the Lord isn’t with me, even in a Starbucks with two Satan
worshippers across from me. He goes where I go, even through the valley of the shadow
of death. I have no reason to fear. Greater is He than anything I face and He will be my
Protector and my Comforter.
Thou dost prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; Thou hast anointed my head with oil; My cup overflows.
Okay this one made me laugh out loud. The couple’s table was right in front of mine.
Even in the hard places, in front of all of my enemies, I have communion with Him. He
and I can fellowship together anywhere. He anoints me and calls me to partner with Him
in all I do. With Him, my cup overflows. I have all I need to do what He has called me to
do, even when no one else is with me, even when I am standing before my enemies. I
have what I need…nothing lacking, nothing broken.
Surely goodness and loving kindness will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.
The Lord’s goodness and His loving kindness will be with me always and I will never be
separated from Him but live with Him forevermore.
The Lord has a great sense of humor. I sat at the table and looked over at those two lost souls before me and found myself drawn to pray for them. I was in the holy of holies with my King and I was looking out at the lost world, the world He has called me to minister in and I realized I was placed here for “such a time as this.”
What about you? Has He shown you lately what you are called to, where your ministry field is? We all have one. If you will take some time to meet Him in the holy of holies and listen to His voice, He will show you. Onward Christian soldier…It’s time to seek Him and get your marching orders.
Wow!! What a God moment!! Your prayers for that couple could have such an impact in their lives without them ever realizing it.