Spiritual Escape

DRParkerThis page is dedicated to assisting Women in achieving Spiritual Health. Do you ever wonder what’s your purpose in life? Have you considered what do you value in life? Having Spiritual health is a must have to create balance in life. Our goal of this page is to take you on a random Spiritual Escape. Enjoy!

“Spiritual Randomness” by D.R. Parker

Psalm 27 is a very familiar scripture.

The Lord is my light and my salvation whom shall I fear.
The lord is the strength of my life of whom shall I be afraid. Many of us learned it as kids.

Being the word nerd that I am I like to examine the words in particular scriptures to make sure I have the correct understanding. I’ve learned since I started studying the bible in the halls of academia that it’s important to have a proper contextual understanding of any thing you read especially scripture. An lets be honest I just love words. I even have a favorite word. I like the way they sound and I like the way they look. I like the way they look beside other words and how they have so much power. You don’t believe that words have power? God said “Let there be” and there was. What could be more powerful than that?

Anyhoo, back to the first 2 verses of the 27th Psalm. I ran them through my word nerd filter and this is what I came up with:

The Lord is my Light and my salvation
The Lord, God, who was and is and is to come is my light and my salvation

What is light?
Something that makes things visible or affords illumination
Electromagnetic radiation to which the organs of sight react
An illuminating source as the sun( Son)
The aspect in which a thing appears or is regarded.

When the Lord Himself is your light, your organs of sight react differently. You don’t see with your eyes you see with your faith. After all we are supposed to walk by faith and not by sight. Our illuminating source is not only the sun, our illuminating source is the SON. And any of us who has ever looked directly into the sun can tell you, it changes the way you see things. Looking directly into the Son will make you realize that you are in and of yourself a hot mess and would not be able to do anything right if He were not your illuminating source.

As you continue to look directly into the Son you see your fellow man differently. You realize that God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit loves that person that just got on your nerves just as much as He loves you. And you remember that He forgave you of so much more than merely getting on His nerves but continues to forgive you even when you to do that too. And it softens your attitude that was just forming against that person and the words that were gathering in the frontal lobe of the left cerebral hemisphere of your brain begin to dissolve because your illuminating source reminds you that only He is perfect.

Now let’s look at salvation

Salvation is a source, cause or means of being saved or protected from harm or risk deliverance from the power and penalty of sin. Salvation is the completed work of Jesus at Calvary. He even said so. He said “it is finished.”

Here is what’s interesting about the phrase. The Greek word that was used in the original text, Tetelestai (tes-tel-eh-sta-ee) is the word that was used to signify that a work had been completed or that a debt had been paid. Further, once a debt was paid in full in Jesus day the newly debt free person would run up and down the street yelling “Tetelestai, Tetelestai” and flashing his bill of sale marked paid in full. So as Jesus Himself declared before He gave up the ghost, you have been delivered from the power and penalty of sin.

So the Lord is my illuminating source and the means by which I am delivered from the power and penalty of sin, whom shall I fear?

Well what is fear?
Fear is a distressing emotion aroused by impending danger pain or evil.
Well now if the Lord is truly your illuminating source and your protection from harm or risk and deliverance form the power and penalty of sin, then all fear is simply False Evidence Appearing Real. False evidence doesn’t stand a chance against the Truth. The truth is irrefutable. (John 14:6)

So, the Lord is my illuminating source and the means by which I am delivered from the power and penalty of sin false evidence does not appear real to me.

The Lord is the strength of my life of whom shall I be afraid?

Let’s have a look at strength. The word nerd in me got extremely excited about the definition of strength:

A particular proportion or concentration of a certain properties
Something or someone that is a source of power or encouragement
The effective or essential properties of
Now to break this down and look at it like making a pitcher of Kool-Aid. You know that it takes a pack of Kool-Aid, water and sugar to make it. Of course you gotta have a pitcher to put it in. Mama told me to put the sugar in first then the Kool-Aid then you add the water and stir.

Now if you are making 2 quarts then that’s 1 pack. Most pitchers though are a gallon or 4 quarts. So in order to have the right concentration or strength, you have to have to proper proportion of water to Kool-Aid. But here’s what got me excited. When you’re talking about the Lord being the Strength of your life and comparing it to a pitcher of Kool-Aid, there’s one thing to consider. You can have the right amount of water, and you can have the right amount of Kool-Aid but if you aint got the right amount of sugar, your Kool-Aid just taste weak right? You can look at the Kool-Aid in the pitcher and you can see evidence of the water, and you can see evidence of the pack of Kool-Aid, but you got to taste it to see if you got enough sugar.

When the Lord is the strength of your life you have already tasted and seen that the Lord is good. You don’t have to become bitter by the trials of life. You keep the joy of the Lord and it is your strength and it’s sweet as red Kool-Aid.

Of whom shall I be afraid?

Afraid is feeling reluctance, unwillingness, distaste. When you believe the first two verses of this scripture, there is no unwillingness to trust .

The creator and sustainer of the universe is my illuminating source and the means by which I am free from the power and penalty of sin, why should false evidence appear real to me? The One who has all authority , power and control is the Sugar in my Kool-Aid, I am not unwilling or reluctant to trust Him.

D.R. Parker
May 2012

Resources: Bible.org

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