Saturday, August 7, 2010

Dwelling in His Shelter

Psalms 91:1-2 "He who dwells in the shelter of the 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."
How I long to dwell in the shelter of the Most High. So why do I not? It is available and possible. HE wants me there. Why do I choose to keep struggling out there on my own? It makes no sense. And truly it is a state of mind!
My goal is to refocus my mind and daily choose to dwell in HIS shelter. I love these verses in Psalm 91. Maybe if I read this chapter every day for a while, I can memorize what HE promises there. Then living in HIS shelter will be habit forming.
I pretty much have the first and second verses committed to memory. But I had never really read and processed the rest of the verses. HE promises protection from all the things that I verse 9-11 "If you make the Most High your dwelling-- even the Lord, who is my refuge--then no harm will befall you, no disaster will come near your tent. For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways."
So powerful and available to claim. And then, the final words of this chapter in verses 14 - 16 "Because he loves me, says the Lord, I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name. He will call upon me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him. With long life will I satisfy him and show him my salvation."
What do I have to fear when I choose to acknowledge and His name and give Him all the glory and honor He so rightfully deserves? Nothing! I can call upon Him and He will hear and answer my prayers. He will protect me and walk with me and guide me in all my ways.
Praise Your name, Father, for You alone are worthy!

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