“Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil, for You are with me”
Whenever we minister to our Lord, we affirm the truth that “You are with me.” Otherwise we would not be ministering to God at all, would we?
There would be no purpose in our priesthood if there was no temple of the Holy Spirit within, no presence of God, no inner court ministry.
You see, every time we praise God in His presence, as priests to our Lord under His New Covenant (Revelation 1: 5-6), we affirm and strengthen our own spirit and mind in this essential truth of our Christian faith: “You are with me.”
Do you want to be stronger in your own awareness of God’s presence? Then minister to your lord on a regular basis, as we have seen that David did; with love, joy, humility, gratitude, and affection, and you, too, will soon be declaring, as David did, “I fear no evil, for You are with me.”
Ministering to the Lord allows the kingdom of God to become more real, and reasonable, to us than the kingdom of this world.
The more time we spend in God’s presence, the less time fear can assault us. Time away from God always gives the world a greater opportunity to bring us down, misdirect us, and amplify fear. Ministering to the Lord always keeps the lighthouse beacon of God’s Person, purpose, and presence ever before us, shining brightly within our temple, continually directing us in all our ways to Him, Himself, from Whom all good things come.
Why should we ever fear evil when we are being offered this most blessed alternative of actually being with our Lord and knowing “You are with me?” Praise God that His “You are with me” blessing truly displaces, erases, and casts out any and every thought of fear.
Beloved child and priest of God, I encourage you this day to say yes, we bless You Lord and we thank You right now, “for You are with me.” Hallelujah!