April 2010

Feeling Secure

Story of the day: Feeling Secure

Each night has become routine to ensure that all of the doors leading to the outside are locked. There is a sense of security in knowing that a small bolt can keep you safe and secure.

Feeling secure is a high priority in this unsafe, volatile world. A private investigation agency in Florida promises to “work diligently to restore the sense of security and safety that you and your family deserve.”

The psalmist found a “secret place, where he felt safe (Psalm 91:1). And we can rest secure in that same place. He described it with these phrases”

Under the shadow of the Almighty (v.1). Shadows provide protection from the direct heat of the sun. If the heat is severe, the shade reduces what we actually feel. When we’re under God’s shadow, we do not face the full heat of our difficulties.

A refuge and a fortress (v.2). God is the strongest protector we could ever have, and we can run to Him for help. Nothing can penetrate Him to get to us unless it’s part of His loving plan for our ultimate good.

Under His wings. (v.4). God is soft and tender like a caring mother bird. When troubles rage, He draws us close. We don’t need to fear that He will cast us out–we are His.

A dwelling place. (v.9). Our Father will be our home, our abiding place–now and forever.

True security can be found only in our Lord, who promises to save us and be near us (vv.15-16). [Cetas, Anne. Our Daily Bread: Secret Security. USA: Discovery House Publishers. 2005-2006. December 14.]

Quote of the day: Havergal

“No one is more secure than those who are in God’s hands.”

Bible verse of the day: Psalm 91:1 (NKJV)

“He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.”

Prayer:

Dear Heavenly Father,

Thank You for being my refuge and fortress. You cover me with Your grace and because of this I can stand firm in all that I do. Father, as I am filled by Your Word today, direct my path according to Your Will so that the things that I do throughout my day, will bring You joy. I love You and I am thankful for this day!

In Jesus Name I pray,

Amen


Funny Friday Picks, May 2008

Funny Friday Quote: Gone to Sea

Funny Friday Quote:  Gone to sea

“Just as the preacher was about to enter the pulpit, a woman in the congregation handed him a note about her husband.  It read:  “Bill Adams having gone to sea, his wife desires the congregation’s prayers for his safety.”  The preacher, pressed for time, read the note too hastily, telling the congregation, “Bill Adams, having gone to see his wife, desires the prayers of the congregation for his safety.”

Bible verse of the day:  Psalm 71:3

“Be my strong refuge, to which I may resort continually; You have given the commandment to save me, for You are my rock and my fortress.”

Prayer:

Dear Heavenly Father,

I just can’t believe how quickly time is flying by!  With so much to do and such little time before our big move, I just pray that You bring things in order, starting with our minds, spirit, and body.  May we find rest in You this day and continue to look forward with the plans that You have set before us.  I thank You for all that You have done in my life and I pray that You continue to change lives and that souls will be saved.  I thank You for this day!

In Jesus Name  I pray,

Amen