The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? ~Psalm 27:1 (KJV)
This verse is very empowering, liberating, motivating, and inspiring. It calls into action your faith and belief to go hand in hand to overcome fear, hesitation and any negativity that tries to creep in and prevent you from walking into your purpose. Let’s explore a deeper look into this verse.
Light – Something that makes things visible or affords illumination
Salvation – the act of saving or protecting from harm, risk, loss, destruction, etc.
Fear – a distressing emotion aroused by impending danger, evil, pain, etc.
Strength – the quality or state of being strong; bodily or muscular power; vigor
Afraid – feeling fear; filled with apprehension; feeling reluctance
Some additional insights for the various parts of this verse could be as follows:
The Lord is my light
The Lord makes my purpose visible
The Lord illuminates my purpose
The Lord affords me the ability to see my purpose from His perspective
And my salvation
And protects me from harm, risk, loss, and destruction
Whom shall I fear?
Whom shall I allow to arouse distressing emotion in me?
Who shall cause impending danger or evil for me?
The Lord is the strength of my life
The Lord provides the quality of strength for my life, my purpose, my being
The Lord is the vigor for my life, my purpose, and my being
Of whom shall I be afraid?
Of whom shall I feel fear
Who shall I allow to cause me to be filled with apprehension?
Who can make me feel reluctant?
When we put some combinations together, we could create some of the following:
The Lord makes my purpose visible and protects me from harm, risk, loss, and destruction; whom shall I allow to arouse distressing emotion in me? The Lord provides the quality of strength for my life, my purpose, and my being; of whom shall I feel fear?
The Lord illuminates my purpose to me and protects me from harm, risk, loss, and destruction; who shall cause impending danger or evil for me? The Lord is the vigor for my life, my purpose, and my being; who shall I allow to cause me to be filled with apprehension?
These examples are two powerful statements of declaration and affirmation that can increase your faith and belief in God’s promises in His word. It may not be a formal translation of the Bible that is published and widely used, but it is a way to break down what God’s Word says He will do. When you need to be reminded that you can accomplish something, remember how we broke down this verse and know that You Sure Can. When you feel like you are too old or have missed your window of opportunity for your blessing or your purpose, remember these statements and recognize You Sure Can. When you are feeling down on yourself because you didn’t get the job, the role in the movie, the house, or the promotion at work, be reminded that the Lord provides the quality of strength for your life, your purpose, and your being, and why should you allow anyone to cause you to be filled with apprehension? You Sure Can have a better job, a more prominent role, a better made house, and a double promotion.
When you need to be reminded that you have a purpose in God’s grand scheme of things, you sure can think on the original verse (in your favorite translation) or you sure can think on our made up Beatifically Free translation. In either case, think on each word, what they mean and how empowering and uplifting they are. By themselves, they are motivational moments that you need to revisit to be reminded of their power. However, when you mix them with faith and belief and revisit them regularly as declarations and affirmations so you believe the words; they then transform your faith into the perfect perspective for your launching pad into your greater, the preparation for your next, and the confidence to escort you into your future. You Sure Can be launched into your greater, get to your next better than your previous, and have courageous confidence that helps you glide into a God-sized future. You Sure Can.
Call To Action: Revisit some of your favorite verses of the bible from a different perspective and turn them into declarations and affirmations for you to believe in, and walk into your transformational faith.