Divine Full-Coverage Lifetime Protection

Psalm 27:1   (NLT)

The Lord is my light and my salvation—
so why should I be afraid?
The Lord is my fortress, protecting me from danger,
so why should I tremble?

Psalm 27.1 - Divine Full-Coverage ProtectionDarkness, devastation, destruction, devil, death—these are things that scare many of us. Scary people, objects, and situations come our way. They’re real. We don’t deny them, and we don’t have to; we just deny them control.

The Lord is our light amid darkness; He’s our salvation in perilous situations. He’s inside of us, by our side, before us, and behind us. He surrounds us with an impenetrable shield, and yes, with songs of deliverance. So, when enemies rise before us, we don’t worry; we don’t fear; we rise above them. Our God is God Most High.

The Lord is God. His power transcends any and every threat coming our way. He has never failed, and He will never ever do. He’s loving, righteous, holy, and just. He’s not a malicious or capricious God who occasionally desires to see His children beaten down by their enemies just for the fun of it. There’s no ill-will in Him—no spot of mischief.

Enemies may abound, the mountains and hills may crumble, but our God is on our side; His throne is established. He comes and saves. His presence is protection. There’s nothing the enemy can do to those living in God’s secret place—under the Almighty’s wings.

There are those who wish our downfall; that will remain a wish. We don’t delight in our enemies’ failure, but their devices against us often boomerang to them. We don’t cower; we don’t get intimidated; we don’t get paralyzed into inaction. We live joyfully and victoriously—with our shoulders humbly squared; our heads humbly held high; melody remains in our hearts; confidence is in our every step.

We have a divine, full-coverage, lifetime protection. We’re dauntless. Unto Him be all the glory; unto Him be all the praise.

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Wisdom in Danger

Proverbs 27:12   (KJV)   12 A prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself; but the simple pass on, and are punished.

Evil, dangers—they’re real; they’ll come. It’s wise to hide when they do and when we can.

For some, it’s too late to know which ones are heroes and which ones are fools. Heroes face dangers head-on because they need to; fools face dangers when there is no need to.

Protecting oneself is just natural; there’s nothing wrong with that. Others will accuse us of cowardice; it’s okay, better live mislabeled than dead.

Hiding until danger passes may delay us, but it doesn’t necessarily stop us…Better late than dead.

Wisdom has consequences, foolishness has too. Wisdom reaps pleasant rewards; foolishness harvests destruction.

Dangers come from different places, from different directions. At times, they come from the outside; At times, they come from the inside.

We hide from dangers that come from the outside; we get rid of those that comes from within.

A change of course can be the best thing that can happen to us. If we’re treading a dangerous path, it’s best to get off that course. If not, we can get destroyed.

For some of us, I pray this will be a loving reminder: maybe, just maybe, it’s time for us to change. For God’s glory and honor, and for our best, there’s no time to wait; let’s do it.

Even to Death

Mark 10:33-34  (KJV)   33 Saying, Behold, we go up to Jerusalem; and the Son of man shall be delivered unto the chief priests, and unto the scribes; and they shall condemn him to death, and shall deliver him to the Gentiles: 34 And they shall mock him, and shall scourge him, and shall spit upon him, and shall kill him: and the third day he shall rise again.

Death isn’t enough reason to abandon some missions. Jesus was faithful; He knew the horrors He was to experience  in Jerusalem, but He was undeterred. He could have easily chosen not to go; He would have tried His best to avoid any route that would have even the slightest possibility of having Him end up there. But instead of telling His disciples to stay away from the destined place of death, He unflinchingly told them, “Let’s go.”

Not all aims and goals and life are worth dying for. Not all God-given tasks are of a life and death magnitude. But there definitely those that we ought to be willing to lay down our lives for. Following Him faithfully means never cowering from life-threatening situations we need to face. Simply, we ought to be who we ought to be; we ought to do what we ought to do; we ought to go where we ought to go. Persecutions, dangers, and even death ought to never serve as effective deterrence to believers whose hearts are set on heaven’s high callings. We understand that the most feared enemy of many – death – is a defeated enemy to a believer.

Our Dear God, our Life and Resurrection, to Whom death has no claim, You are definitely way worth dying for. Your callings in our lives are so great; we have no other wise option but to relentlessly and fearlessly pursue them. Please help us to find courage and strength in the middle of the most dangerous of situations, – in Jesus’ Name, amen.