Psalm 34:9 (AMP) 9 O fear the Lord, you His saints [revere and worship Him]! For there is no want to those who truly revere and worship Him with godly fear.
Want…everybody wants something. Material things, stronger relationships, spiritual growth…I could sit here all day and the list would never end as to what we want and desire in and for our lives. But I believe this verse is describing a different kind of want. Even when we are in dire circumstances…even if we feel our world is crashing down around us…if we truly revere and worship our Lord, the peace He gives us will sweep any negative emotions away. We will be left knowing that He is in control of the situation and that He will see us through.
Yet for us to revere and worship Him, we have to know Him. That means prayer, fasting, reading God’s word, going to church, loving our neighbor…it means becoming more and more like Jesus each and every day. As we do that – the things we want will become what He has desired for us. Our love will become His…our life will become His.
My prayer is that I become more and more like Jesus every day…that no matter what is going on around me I have His awesome peace in my heart…that people around me know where my peace and joy come from, my Lord. How about you?