Turning Scripture into Fellowship
A dear brother in Gainesville, FL, recently wrote a terrific post on rewriting scripture and turning it into fellowship with the Lord. His prayer is beautiful. Actually fellowshiping with Jesus Christ through scripture is beautiful. We should do that more regularly.
Another way to fellowship with the indwelling Christ is see scripture as the Son talking to the Father and then as the Father talking to the Son. When we are completely removed from the equation, we can get a glimpse into the eternal conversation of the Godhead. It is mind-blowing. It is dazzling. It is breathtaking.
The Lamb and Shepherd
Recently, I was privileged to partner up with a dear brother in Manteca, CA, and rewrite Psalm 23 with him as the Son talking to the Father. The insight is thrilling.
“Father, You are my good shepherd; I shall not want.
Dad, You make me lie down in green pastures, and I willingly do it. You lead me beside quiet waters, and I enjoy it.
You restore my soul, and I am filled; You guide me in the paths of righteousness that I willing travel for Your sake, for our sake.
Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death and up the mountain of crucifixion, I fear no harm or evil, for You are with me and in me; and on the cross, though I feel pain, Your rod and staff give me comfort. You are my Peace.
You prepare a table (my wedding feast!) before all creation – even those who are against us. You have anointed me as the Head of my Body, my Bride, my Church, with the Holy Spirit; my cup overflows and fills all so others may drink of Your goodness.
I am confident of your goodness and lovingkindness following me and dwelling inside of me always, and I will dwell in You and with You with our family, our church, forever.”
Here we have a tiny glimpse into the relationship of the Son and the Father. What a divine love shared among the Godhead! And we are invited into that relationship through Jesus Christ. Mind blown.
Thank you, Jesus!