TABLE OF DELIGHT ?
The idea of Table of Delight came to me, when I read the story of a Prodigal Son
Father had two sons; older and young, the older was satisfied with his inheritance, the younger desired more. The youngest son went to his father, and asked for his portion of inheritance, the father divided the portion, and gave each his own. The younger son got together ALL he had, left his father’s home, in pursuit of his desires, into the distant land, where he spend his fortune on wild living. After he spend everything, there was a famine in the land, and he began to be in need. So he went and hired himself as a citizen of that country, who send him into the fields to feed the pigs. He longed to fill his stomach with leftovers from the pigs, but no one gave him anything. Looking at his surroundings, and the pigs around him, he finally came to his senses
How many of my fathers servants have food to spare, and here I am starving to death. I will go back to my father, and say to him, Father I have sinned against heaven and against you . I am no-longer worthy to be called your son. make me like one of your hired servants.
Luke 15: 17-20
He settled to go back and FACE his father as a slave The opposite happened! Father welcomed him BACK with OPEN arms; killed a fat calf; and prepared a Table of Delight for him. He delighted his soul to the abundance of the heart, and enjoyed every plate set before him.
I am a PRODIGAL
” I was raised in a Christian home; had everything handed to me on the platter, I had everything I needed, wanted, and desired, but something in me wanted more.Distracted by the world, I desired for more, looking over the fence, I coveted what was in the world. Slowly I have drifted into the things of the world, and before I knew it, I was saying goodbye to everything I knew, in search of something better.
I took my portion, and set out on my journey. I drank, and partied, until my fortune was well spend. But instead of going home, I settled for less, than what I felt, I deserved; found myself begging for bread, in a foreign country, away from everyone I knew; chained by false religion, deceived by the wolves, who were ready to devour me, in spiritual PRISON, unable to break free. Hungry, bound, and well spend, I LONGED for FREEDOM
I desired to be fed spiritually, but found nothing to satisfy my soul. I tried drinking, to fill that empty spot, but nothing could satisfy me. I tried ignorance, pride took me far away, I tried promiscuity, addiction, BUT nothing could satisfy my soul, or fulfill that desire, that longed to be home.
SUDDENLY I woke up! NO MATTER what happens, I will FACE my father, and beg him to come home.
2009 was my year of Reconciliation with my father. My father met me with OPEN arms, and celebrated my arrival. He gave me the best of everything, EVEN prepared a TABLE OF DELIGHT to delight my soul, put a ring of authority on my finger, robe of Righteousness and shoes of son-ship, that fit just right. …but I have not truly decided to live for him, until 2016, and I was not going to settle for anything then the VERY BEST, my father had for me. I KNOW I DON’T DESERVE THIS, BUT I’M HUMBLED that he saw me worthy. HE feeds me DAILY, and I share what I can.
My Table is SET up of father’s delights, that he shares with me in private. I talk about my experience, my painful JOURNEY, we laugh and have a good time. He feeds my soul, and what he shares with me, I am delighted to share with you! NOT only does he feed my soul to the abundance, he accepts me, and calls me his BELOVED.
Father is WAITING on his CHILDREN return. His hands are wide open, to receive his sons and daughters, and hold them close.
Make your way back HOME. Make a decision and take those small steps of FAITH. Father is WAITING on you with OPEN arms, desiring to give you the VERY BEST. All you have went through is for your benefit, all the arrows you had encountered were not meant to break you, they were designed to MAKE YOU, into who you were CALLED to be. Come and DELIGHT your SOUL at this TABLE!
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
I have went through much, I have seen much, experienced much of the world, but I just could not STAY there, because I LONGED to be back HOME.
I took a chance, and here I am. ALL pieces whether good or bad, work together for my benefit. NOTHING is lost, nothing has gone to waste, every part of my past is used for his GLORY. The hurt, the pain, the struggles, somehow work together for my good, somehow fit together to complete my PERFECT puzzle.
Without them, my puzzle would just be incomplete!
Negative situations, and circumstances, are challenges that force, a courageous heart, and bold spirit, to rise high above struggles, conquering every single hurt, trial, and pain, coming out untouched, without scorch, unaffected, without bother, to reign victorious.
It is through our weakness that God shows himself MIGHTY!
My story is simple
He took me out of my gutters, lend me a helping hand, cleansed me from inside out, caused me to breathe again, now I’m returning the favor for this lost and dying world, one soul at a time, one day at a time until the day of his coming! I had a hard time understanding GOD’s PURPOSE and plan, for my life, but when I surrendered, he SHOWED me the WAY!
Knowing who you are, and what you were designed for, gives you purpose to breathe. Stepping into your assignment, and purpose, is an even greater feeling one cannot explain, that makes your heart beat again.