Friday, October 29, 2010

Living Personal Shield

Verse for Today: Friday, October 29, 2010

Psalms 7:10 - My shield is God Most High, who saves the upright in heart.

God's children have always found God to be their shield in times of adversity. He encompasses around them and covers them with His grace so that any attack from any corner by the enemy will not hit them. There is no stronger shield than God Himself. He is Most High and His power is the greatest that can be envisaged. When God becomes our shield, all His power surrounds us. We cannot see the power of God around us with our eyes, but we can experience it as a living reality around us. So when a child of God encounters the powerful enemies of flesh, world and Satan, all he needs to do is to go to God Most High and take refuge in Him and His power. Faith in this Most High God can be exercised in our souls with the help of the Spirit of God which will strengthen us to go forward in our sojourn without being shaken by the adversaries. For us to be heard by God, we need to be upright before Him because He knows our attitudes and motives. If we have unconfessed sins in our lives, it will be difficult for us to be heard by God. As we are upright before God through His righteousness imparted on us, we would definitely be heard by God. When we are heard, we will be given answers also. That is when God Most High can be experienced as our refuge and tower of strength. When we have this confidence, we can go forward in our pathways without fear or apprehension. A child of God who has God as his refuge can thus be unshaken and unmovable by any of the tactics of the enemy. God will keep him move forward as His witness in this world with faith, trust and confidence in this refuge.

Dear friend, are you facing violence of the wicked in your life? Are you engaged in a battle with the enemy of your soul? Remember, you are a soldier of the cross and you are expected to march forward for Jesus in spite of the opposition. You have the whole armor of God to wear as you are engaged in this warfare. Jesus is your commander-in-chief. You are engaged in this war for Jesus and all the armor you hold belong to the Lord. You need to use it meticulously as He has commanded. You are already declared victorious and all you have to do is to go forward and appropriate the victory to march on. You need not waver or feel intimidated. Your Lord is your shield to protect you from all eventualities. He will carry your cause forward and take you to your destination. He will accomplish all His purposes for you in this life. His loving kindness will cover you and His grace will be your greatest resource to depend on. It is the Lord's special ministry to protect you because you are His special concern. He will carry your burdens, remove your fears and doubts, clear all your confusions, strengthen your feeble hands, strengthen your feet and help you to hold your head straight as you fight His battle for Him to victory. The enemy's wiles are no match for your Heavenly Shield who is your strong pillar as you continue the life of faith here on earth. Let the Shield give you the tenacity and faith to continue to fight this holy war and to be ready to receive crowns as you stand before the Lord at the Bema.

2 Samuel 22:31 - As for God, His way is perfect; the word of the Lord is flawless; He is a shield for all who take refuge in Him.

Thought for Today
All the arrows of the enemy which are sent toward us will be broken as they hit our shield who is God Most High.

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