Apple of God’s Eye!
Verse for Today: Saturday, January 5, 2013
Psalms 17:8 – Keep me as the apple of Your eye; hide me in the shadow of Your wings.
The most successful warriors of God are people who believed that they won their battles with God on their side. They were sure that their tactics and skills were irrelevant without God fighting for them. So they relied on God for every battle and trusted God as they faced severe attacks from their enemies. David was such a great warrior and he secured innumerable victories over his enemies by solely depending on God. When he faced Goliath, he only had God in his heart and on his tongue. He knew that God would keep him as the apple of His eyes and hide him under the shadow of His wings. It is this confidence that makes us face the enemy and his attacks in life. Like David, we have to solely depend on God for protection and safety. Even as we take the Sword of the Lord in our hands, we fight through His enabling. His Spirit equips us to use the shield of faith in the right manner lest we falter and get hurt. At the same time, our God loves us as the apple of His eyes and will always keep us safe. We are precious to Him because He purchased us with the very blood of His only Son. If we lose a battle, it affects His reputation. There is a guarantee that He will keep us as the apple of His eyes in all our battles. Our dwelling place is the shadow of His wings to enjoy His security and safety. Like David, we might look at the enemy, a roaring and ferocious lion, and get frightened. As we tend to lose our confidence, our utterance might come out as the prophetic word which our God fulfills for us. So David’s prayer is in essence the answer to his prayer as to how God protects us as the apple of His eye.
Dear friend, are you under attack by the enemy of your soul through your circumstances, situations, events and the people around you? Is your circumstance acting like a fierce and ferocious lion which is trying to devour you? Are you sunk deep in fear about your emerging situations? But there is no need to be afraid because you are kept as the apple of the very eye of your God. He hides you under the shadow of His wings like a mother bird protects her chicks. His wings of love and compassion cover you from the heat of your situations and give you the coolness of His shadows. He gives you the strength to fight all your battles and to defeat all your enemies in His name by using His energy. When the enemy attacks you, do not forget that you are kept in the palm of His hands. He fills you with His confidence and courage to face the attacks and score victory in your situations and circumstances. When you lack confidence, all you have to do is to pray to your Lord and draw upon His resources by faith. Your battles belong to the Lord as He fights the enemy for you. He will not allow you to be destroyed through adverse circumstances and situations, but will hide you under His wings to weather away the wind and the heat of the warfare. Today it is your prerogative to call on the name of the Lord and march from victory to victory as you enjoy your position as the apple of God’s eye. Today is your opportunity to linger under the coolness of the shadow of the Almighty.
Isaiah 4:6 – And there shall be a tabernacle for a shadow in the daytime from the heat, and for a place of refuge, and for a covert from storm and from rain.
Thought for Today
Blessed are those who enjoy the coolness of the Shadow of the Almighty as the apple of His eyes.
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