You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. Psalm 23:5
Through Jesus finished work, God has already prepared the banquet table for you with everything you need for life and for godliness!
I love this Scripture verse in Psalm 23. Note that it says that the table is prepared in the “presence” and not in the “absence” of your enemies?! This means that:-
- In the presence of Death there is Life.
- In the presence of Brokenness there is Wholeness
- In the presence of Sickness there is Health
- In the presence of Lack there is Abundance…and…
- In the presence of Barrenness there is Fruitfulness!
Unfortunately, many believers lack knowledge on what God has already freely provided so they are waiting for Him to do something for them. The truth is however, that the Father is waiting on them to come and taste (which means to partake) and see (which means to experience) what He has already prepared!
God wants you to experience what He has freely provided! But God is Love and He can only operate out of love so this means that He cannot force His will upon you. If you read the famous love chapter in 1 Corinthians chapter 13 verse 5 it says in the New Living Translation that love does not demand its own way. And The Message says love does not force itself on others. So even though the Father wants all men to be saved, He will not coerce or force His will upon anyone. He will however do everything possible to reach out and to show Himself strong to them.
This same truth applies to everything that Jesus purchased through His finished work such as healing, provison and fruitfulness. God won’t force you to receive His blessings. But He will do everything He can to help you! The nature of His Spirit is to woe, guide, teach and lead you into all truth and to show you He’s already prepared the way and given you everything you need for your breakthrough! He doesn’t want you to come to Him to earn but rather to learn what He has already done so that you can come, taste and see His goodness!
Remember always that God is looking to SHOW Himself strong to you. He is wanting to reveal His Salvation (which is healing, deliverance, provision, protection and fruitfulness) to you in every area of your life. He doesn’t want you to come and beg for the crumbs under the table but to come and partake in what He has already freely provided! Therefore, I encourage you to run to Him (not from Him) so that He can SHOW you how to cross the line from barrenness into fruitfulness in every area of your life!
(c) Nerida Walker 2013
If you would like more teaching on this, I have some audio messages available to help you:-
How to Let go and let God
How to receive from the Father
How to REST in God’s Plan for Your Pregnancy
for more information or to purchase visit my Audio Pages at: www.neridawalker.com