Saturday, July 20, 2013

Resting in High Places

He who dwells in the shelter of he Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
I will say of the Lord, "He is my refuge and my fortress my God, in whom I trust."
Psalm 91:1-2

There can be no other verse that brings such peace and confidence to the soul to know that God is a refuge and fortress. There is rest for the weary soul in God, there is no fear in knowing that God is a refuge and a fortress. There is protection and guidance in life's most difficult circumstances. 

We have often heard the term of "refugee camp". A place where displaced souls come to find protection, shelter, and safety. Where they can be nurtured and assisted.

With God His "refugee camp" is much higher, for He is the refuge and the fortress and He Himself mans it. He gives His angels assignments and they do their task, verse 11. He protects and provides safety He, Himself is the Chief of staff, the King.

The question bears to mind, "How do I make the Most High my refuge and my fortress?"
First, it takes trust. Trust that is not just thought about but compels one to act. The Palmist says, "I will say of the Lord, He is." He spoke it with his vocal chords, others could hear him, he trusted in God. So we must confess with our mouth our trust in Him.
Then we must, call upon the Lord. Verse 15, our life must be a life of speaking to the Lord, of prayer, we cannot neglect the times of sweet fellowship and communion with the One who desires them the most.

May our lives be filled with trust in our God, who promises to be a refuge and fortress to all that love Him. May He be found strong in your life today. May you find the rest you so desire, for it is only found in Christ alone. In the name of Jesus, Amen.


Friday, March 8, 2013

The generation of those that seek Him

"Who may ascend the hill of the Lord? Who may stand in his holy place? He who has clean hands a pure heart, who does not lift up his soul to an idol or swear by what is false...Such is the generation of those who seek him, who seek your face, O God of Jacob.
Psalm 24:3-4,6

The question is asked by the psalmist David, "Who may ascend the hill of the Lord? Who may stand in his holy place? The Scriptures then goes on to give the answer, and in verse six it says that such is the generation of those that seek God, that seek His face, the God of Jacob.

Are we of the generation that seeks God? Am I part of this generation that desires to know God and be found in Him - the true and Living God (O God of Jacob). The answer of who is part of this generation is clearly revealed:

1.Those who have clean hands, speaks of cleansing, those who have had their sins forgiven and have been washed in the redeeming blood of Jesus.

2.Have a pure heart, walk and motives are pure before the Lord, there is no hidden sin or guilt.

3.Do not lift up their soul to an idol, affections are set on the Lord, He is first in their life.

4.Do not swear falsely, speaks what is true and right, there is no deceit in them.

May we be part of this generation that seeks God with our whole heart.

Dear Heavenly Father, may I be part of the generation that seeks your face, that desires to be found in You and walks close to You. I ask for Your grace to enable me and to help in my weaknesses. I praise You, in Jesus name, amen.


Saturday, February 23, 2013

He is willing

"When he came down form the mountainside, large crowds followed him. A man with leprosy came and knelt before him and said, 'Lord, if you are willing you can make me clean.' Jesus reached out his hand and touched the man.'I am willing,' he said. 'Be clean!' Immediately he was cured of his leprosy. Then Jesus said to him, 'See that you don't tell anyone. But go, show yourself to the priest and offer the gift Moses commanded, as a testimony to them.'"
                                                                                           Matthew 8:1-4

I think there are times in our lives when we question whether the Lord is willing to touch us and intervene in certain circumstances. We may have feelings of guilt because of something we have done to create a disaster and we wonder if the Lord would be willing to touch that situation and make it whole.

But just as Jesus was willing to heal this leper He is willing to reach out and touch the "messes" that we may have created. He is willing to get involved and touch the areas that desperately need His healing touch. We only need to trust that He is willing.

Lord Jesus, I thank you that you do not turn us away when we need You. You are willing to be involved in the smallest detail of our lives and You are willing to make us whole again when we have created a mess. I ask now that You would touch the areas that need healing in my life and make them whole. I Thank You, in Jesus name, amen.