Psalms 85 – How shall we be restored to our liveliness
If we believe that we are God’s people and if we are overconfident about the same, we might make some sins unknowingly. This might lead to tears and problems in our lives.
We have to patiently run our race as Jesus says in Hebrews. Jesus Himself is a great example of this. He never did any miracle or react on anything with anxiety.
In the first miracle He performed, He said that the time will come. He was patient enough and was not anxious. Even though He was capable of doing a miracle, He waited for Father’s time to come until He can perform the miracle.
At the same time Jesus was not lazy as well. He did the right things at the right time. He did God’s work only during the time of 3.5 years; at this very short duration, He completed His Father’s will of Lord’s ministry.
We should use our time at the right pace
The main reason for this laziness or anxiety is that there is no liveliness in the life of a believer. God has to renew our lives.
God’s generous Spirit should uphold us and restore our liveliness. As a result we will be filled with the joy of our Salvation.
If we spend a lot of our time and stay away from seeking the Lord, we lose the joy of our Salvation. Therefore, it is very vital that we spend our time accordingly in Godly deeds (like meditating on God’s words, praying, participating in God’s ministry etc.) so that our joy of Salvation and the liveliness in our lives are restored.
In this matter we should have Jesus Christ as our role model.
Psalms 80:7 – Cause Your face to shine (upon us)
God’s face should be facing us. However as mentioned in Isiah 59:2 our iniquities and our sins have hidden His face from us so that He cannot listen to us. This has also separated us from the Lord.
In such a case we will lose our liveliness.
1 Timothy 5: 13 – If we become lazy, and go on wandering, we will be prone to visit the houses of the gentiles to gossip (and hence saying things they are not supposed to say) and remain as busybodies. This will lead to addition of more sins.
Hence God’s face is hidden from our faces. As a result we will lose our liveliness.
If God’s face shines upon us we will be saved (according to Psalms 80:7).
Isiah 32: 15 When the Spirit is poured upon us
If Spirit from the heavens is poured upon us the wilderness will become a fruitful field and will be flourished.
We cannot render our fruits if we detach ourselves from the source that flourishes us (Holy Spirit).