“Though I walk in the middle of danger, you will preserve my life;
you will reach out with your hand against the anger of my enemies,
and your right hand will save me.” ULB-EN
In light of God’s overwhelming protection and promises, let’s:
“Seek Yahweh while he may be found; call on him while he is nearby.” ULB-EN
“When we sail in Christ’s company, we may not make sure of fair weather, for great storms may toss the vessel which carries the Lord himself, and we must not expect to find the sea less boisterous around our little boat. If we go with Jesus we must be content to fare as he fares; and when the waves are rough to him, they will be rough to us. It is by tempest and tossing that we shall come to land, as he did before us.”
“Winds and waves will not spare us, but they all obey him; and, therefore, whatever squalls may occur without, faith shall feel a blessed calm within. He is ever in the centre of the weather-beaten company: let us rejoice in him. His vessel has reached the haven, and so shall ours.”
So in the storms of life, we can follow James’ advice, whether wisdom, strength, faith, or revival, God meets our needs….
James 1:5 “But if any of you needs wisdom, let him ask for it from God, the one who gives generously and without rebuke to all who ask, and He will give it to him.” ULB-EN
My sisters, pray without ceasing.
As I travel for the next 24 hours or so, I want to share a quote from The Resurrection in Your life: How the Living Christ Changes Your World, by Mike McKinley. @Michael McKinley/The Good Book Company. 2015, p. 70
“Wherever your day takes you, take the gospel there!”
May the Holy Spirit help me do just that, as part of the great commission. And, my sisters, may we this day call on our Father:
Psalm 120:1 “In my distress I called out to Yahweh (the Lord), and he answered me.” ULB-EN
Psalm 50:15 “Call on me in the day of trouble; I will rescue you, and you will glorify me.” ULB-EN
How sweet these two Psalm are, even if we are not in distress or trouble, but also especially then; that He promises to answer us and rescue us…that we may glorify Him.
As we again and again petition our God, we know that He not only does not grow weary, but loves to have us come to Him. Oh, that we would together urge Him to send His Holy Spirit to the hearts of His people to revive us to be lights in this dark world, to herald forth the Good News that Jesus Christ came to seek and to save sinners.
Remembering the King Who left His throne for this lowly world, to die for my sin, now returned there to reign forever.