Experiencing the Special Daily Portion

I feel a passion to grow in God, as a Christian, but some days I feel stuck. I hate being stuck. Did I learn anything today? What did I learn? I’m not talking about simply learning some neat information to say, “Oh, that’s nice,” but a richness that truly impacted me.

I cried out to You, O Lord: I said, “You are my refuge, My portion in the land of the living. Psalm 142:5 NKJV

A hearty lunchSometimes it’s a truth that goes deep into my spirit. Other times it’s His leading to act on a specific command, or to humble myself in repentance. And yet additional times it’s when the Father orchestrated just the precise ingredients to produce a refreshing serving of encouragement.

What did I take away today that made me take pause, or that blew me away, or that brought the same satisfaction of finishing up a hearty meal?

You are my portion, O Lord; I have said that I would keep Your words. Psalm 119:57 NKJV

When too many days go by that I don’t look for my daily bread, I start to feel weak. I start to forget His promises and the power He’s given me. The relationship seems distant, unreal. An emptiness sets in, even a type of complacency and I’m left feeling frustrated with life.

Then I sit and reflect and discover that for hours, even days, I have had the wrong thoughts revolving around in my brain. The thoughts are not victory-type thoughts.

My flesh and my heart fail; But God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. Psalm 73:26 NKVJ

I then feel the need for an awakening because even life itself feels dull.

And I remember…there were times―days―that I felt the opposite. Why?

It was because I was intentional about going through each day searching until I experienced the special daily portion that He had reserved especially for me.

O Lord, You are the portion of my inheritance and my cup; You maintain my lot. Psalm 16:5 NKJV

I am looking for my portion today. How about you?

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11 thoughts on “Experiencing the Special Daily Portion

  1. “It was because I was intentional..” This for me is so key — if I’m INTENTIONAL in my relationship w/Christ, the rest of my life falls into place. It sounds so easy, but oh how I needed this reminder!

  2. This is exactly what I needed to hear today. I’ve been feeling that my growth spiritually has been starting & stopping. Your post made me realize growth comes in many forms and I must trust my growth process to the Lord.

    • I’m glad it was timely, Rebecca. Yes, trust the Lord with your growth process. As part of being intentional I like to pray, give me this day my daily bread. It’s applicable both physically and spiritually. And then watch for whatever He has for me for that day. And yes, it can come in various ways.

  3. Thank you for this message. I think the more I would meditate on Psalm 73:26 during the day, the more His Spirit would transform me. In fact, enough of me just being aware of my need and thinking about it! Right now, if nothing else, I am going to feast on that verse all throughout the day tomorrow and for the rest of the week.

    Thank you so much for sharing this piece of Living Bread. I pray that He multiplies it in the lives of all your readers. I’m praying now.

    Be well with His Presence.

  4. Thank you for this reminder to not only want the Lord’s presence but to SEEK it. I go to bed each night telling Him how much I love Him and I wake each morning saying the say thing but during the day I will start looking for more of His presence in my everyday activities.

  5. As a new mom, whose mind is most often in a cloud, just trying to keep moving through another day, I definitely feel this way sometimes….like not much spoke to me that day. Like the words that day just stayed on the page. I have found feel it or not just keep coming to the table. Some days your hungrier than others but there is always food on the table.:)

  6. What a wonderful thought to take in… fully, just keep coming to the table. We do have to be pro-active in this…one foot in front of the other… keep comin. As we walk…. there sits Jesus, just waiting. and smiling. keep comin’

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