You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies – Psalms 23:5a NKJV.
“You’re familiar with the old written law, ‘Love your friend,’ and its unwritten companion, ‘Hate your enemy.’ I’m challenging that. I’m telling you to love your enemies. Let them bring out the best in you, not the worst. When someone gives you a hard time, respond with the energies of prayer, for then you are working out of your true selves, your God-created selves. This is what God does. He gives his best—the sun to warm and the rain to nourish—to everyone, regardless: the good and bad, the nice and nasty. If all you do is love the lovable, do you expect a bonus? Anybody can do that. If you simply say hello to those who greet you, do you expect a medal? Any run-of-the-mill sinner does that. In a word, what I’m saying is, Grow up. You’re kingdom subjects. Now live like it. Live out your God-created identity. Live generously and graciously toward others, the way God lives toward you,” .Matthew 5:43-48 MSG.
When I was meditating on these two scriptures, I believe the Holy Spirit spoke to me and said, “When God sets a table before you in the presence of your enemies, offer them a seat at your table, something to eat and drink the same way you would to someone you love. Share a meal and share Jesus with them.” And this, I believe, is what makes the sons of God different from anyone else because Jesus came to die for us while we were still His enemies (Romans 5:10). What is a meal compared to death?
These are the things we consider “little things” that are holding us back and hindering us from walking in the fullness of what God has for us. Let us take on the character of our Father so that we may reign as true sons here on earth.