Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Name it and claim it

I am currently using "A 30-Day Walk With God in the Psalms" by Nancy Leigh DeMoss for my daily quiet time devotional.

This morning really opened my eyes to name it and claim it, and how we are suppose to do this. OK so now that I have lost you, let me explain.

The Psalm this morning was Psalm 23. This is a Psalm that many of us have grown up with we all know it by heart, and is used to comfort those that grieve at funerals.

God showed me that David, in the Psalm named it and claimed.

Verses 1 to 3, verse 1 starts with the Lord is.. it goes on from there to have phrases like He make, He leads, He restores and His name's sake. In these verses David named it, his Lord.

Verses 4 and 5 show a shift in the pronoun, this is where David claimed it, You are, Your rod and Your staff, You prepare, You anoint.

David named God and he claimed God, and as a result David knew that he would dwell in the house of the LORD forever.

On the norm, I do not agree with name it and claim it theology. To me this turns my Father in to a Santa Clause God, and that is not what I am after. But after what God has shown me, I think that I will began to name it and claim it. This is what Paul was attempting to teach us in Romans 8:15 "For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, "Abba Father". We/I have to name what I want, which is a relationship with me Abba Father, then I have to claim it may it personal and make it mine.

It's all about believing the first 5 words of this Psalm "The LORD is my shepherd." Name Him and claim Him.


1 comment:

debrah said...

Just dropped by to say Hi and Happy Thanksgiving.