RHAPSODY OF REALITIES DAILY DEVOTIONAL.
MONDAY, APRIL 9TH 2018.
Pastor Chris Oyakhilome.
The lines are fallen unto me in pleasant places; yea, I have a goodly heritage (Psalm 16:6).
God didn’t bring you to the world so you could struggle through life. Jesus said, “Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest” (Matthew 11:28). The life He’s given us is one of blessings, joy, and pleasures forevermore. Everything God made, including the world around you, was created for your benefit. He’s given you richly all things to enjoy (1 Timothy 6:17); so, enjoy your life.
Think about it: in the Book of Genesis, the Bible says God placed man in the garden that He made—the Garden of Eden—and Eden means pleasure. Can you imagine that God put His first man in the garden of pleasure? And He made sure all things were ready before He created man, and placed him in the garden. From the very beginning, God determined that our lives should be full of pleasure—enjoyment!
David understood this and exclaimed, “The lines are fallen unto me in pleasant places; yea, I have a goodly heritage” (Psalm 16:6). The Contemporary English Version gives us a clearer picture; it says, “You make my life pleasant, and my future is bright.” What a confession! In the eleventh verse, he said, “…in thy presence is fullness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore” (Psalm 16:11).
Psalm 5:12 (AMPC) says, “For You, Lord, will bless the [uncompromisingly] righteous [him who is upright and in right standing with You]; as with a shield You will surround him with goodwill (pleasure and favor). We were born right into God’s presence, where there’s fullness of joy, and everlasting pleasure. He’s already done all that’s necessary for you to have a pleasant life today, and a glorious tomorrow. Have this consciousness. In John 10:10 (AMPC), Jesus said, “...I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance (to the full, till it overflows).” Hallelujah!
My life is for the glory of God; He’s made me fruitful and productive, and I walk in His righteousness. His divine power has given me all things that pertain to life and godliness, and I abide forever in His presence, where I prosper, reign, and enjoy life to the full. Blessed be God!
FURTHER STUDY: Jeremiah 29:11; Job 36:11; John 10:10 AMPC
1-YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN Luke 12:1-21 & Judges 7-8
2-YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN Romans 8:29-39 & Psalm 114-115