Let’s Play!

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Here’s an exercise that helps us to “play with God!” If you didn’t read last week’s post about this subject, here’s the link.

Step One: 

  • Write down three issues (or more or less) you’re struggling with about your future.
  • Write down three issues (or more or less) you’re grappling with about your past.

Step Two: Read Psalms 139:3-5 out loud:

“You’re so intimately aware of me, Lord.

You read my heart like an open book.

And you know all the words I’m about to speak before I even start a sentence!

You know every step I will take, before my journey even begins!

You’ve gone into my future to prepare the way

And in kindness you follow behind me, to spare me from the harm of my past.” (Psalms 139: 3-5 The Passion Translation.)

Step Three: Personalize verse 5 by saying son or daughter for the first word, replacing you with I, and replacing my with you, so it’s the Lord saying it over you:

“Daughter (or Son), I’ve gone into your future to prepare the way

And in kindness I follow behind you, to spare you from the harm of your past.”

Step 4: Use your name instead of son or daughter, so it reads:

“(Your name), I’ve gone into your future to prepare the way,

And in kindness I follow behind you to spare you from the harm of your past.”

Step 5: Ask God what he thinks about these three issues regarding your future. Write down or even record his answer.

Step 6: Ask God what he thinks about your past regarding those three issues. Write down or record his answer. 

I’d recite his answer out loud and/or share with a loved one. (It will bless them as well!)

See, that’s a form of play! Allowing God to speak into our lives and to strike down our enemies such as doubt, fear, and shame. Once he speaks truth, the enemies have to flee. It’s comical to see how powerless and meager they are in his presence, for they are no match for him! He’s the Major League Baseball all-star batting against a Little League pitcher.

Once he clears these enemies out of our path, we can soar with him into the future. We feel lighter since our past no longer haunts and hinders us. Our vision is clearer because we see above the fray of circumstances, opinions, and lies, and see God and his glory and power radiating beyond this world and its limits.

And that’s when adventures start!

How about you? What has God revealed about your future and your past? Please share in Comments below. Thank you!

NOTE: In light of this exercise, I recommend reading the entire chapter of Psalms 139. If you want to read it the Passion Translation, here’s the page for your reference.)

 

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