Given November 6, 2005
During the alter prayer time this evening, I was “laying down” those things that would hinder my walk with God. Things like temper, pride, timidity and bad habits; all were laid down at the alter. Now, I’ve heard many times that what Christians do is lay these things down then pick them back up again later, we don’t leave them there.
Tonight, however, God showed me that sometimes these things follow you out the door. They follow you around tempting you to pick them back up again. I could see these pests badgering me to let them back in my life. Then the scripture came to mind, “Surely Goodness and Mercy shall follow you…” Psalm 23:6. This is what I want! Goodness and Mercy, not those ungodly things following me. When the Goodness and Mercy twins are following me, the other stuff can’t get near.