The Christian Public Servant – “the right formula”
June 24, 2016 – Friday
Psalm 23:5 [KJV] Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
The other day I awoke in my usual state – not very refreshed and so uncertain. But once I sat down at the feet of Jesus and read this scripture, my spirit came alive. All day I could not sit still. I had to tell anyone walking by my cell about my cup running over. But it didn’t stop there. All day and night, where ever and whenever I could, I showed my brothers and the correctional officers just how much my cup was running over.
You see, David found the right formula to have his cup running over. First, he allowed the Lord to prepare his table – right in front of all those who deemed him an enemy. My, what a statement made by God! The battle was not David’s, but the Lord’s – and everyone knew it!
Then David allowed the Lord to anoint his head with oil. That made him refreshed and certain – giving him the courage to show how his cup was running over.
Before you go to work today, choose to allow the Lord to use the right formula so that your cup will run over. Have patience and let Him prepare your table – it will not be done in secret. No, it will be done so that your enemies can see. Then take time to let God anoint you – to refresh you and give you confidence for the day.
Let God run your cup over today. Let it run over in your workplace. Let it run over in your life.
Father, in the name of Jesus, I pray. Thank You for protecting me from my enemies. Thank You for refreshing me. Thank You for having my cup run over to show others Your love and grace. Amen.
Jimmy Davis, Jr. Z-557 Unit N-10
Holman Correctional Facility
Atmore, Alabama USA