Friday, December 20, 2013

December 20

Psalm 27:1-4
The Lord is my light and my salvation—
    whom shall I fear?
The Lord is the stronghold of my life—
    of whom shall I be afraid?
When the wicked advance against me
    to devour me,
it is my enemies and my foes
    who will stumble and fall.
Though an army besiege me,
    my heart will not fear;
though war break out against me,
    even then I will be confident.
One thing I ask from the Lord,
    this only do I seek:
that I may dwell in the house of the Lord
    all the days of my life,
to gaze on the beauty of the Lord
    and to seek him in his temple.

When Jesus becomes my everything, He wraps me in a blanket of protection.  When my eyes are focused on God alone, He takes care of my enemies.  We tend to think of enemies as very two dimensional, what we can see.  God talks about enemies in a much broader sense.  Fear is my enemy because when I am afraid I become paralyzed to life around me.  If another person attacks me with their words, I crumble.  If I am judged for what I believe, I wither.  If I don’t get something I had been hoping for I become devastated.  There are so many ways fear affects moving forward in life.  But when the Lord is running my life, He gives me strength to stand strong when everything around me falls apart.  Through all the attacks and stumbling I long more and more for that day when I will dwell with God in His house.

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