Safe And Protected

Have the past few days taken you to wearisome places and places of unsettled unrest? Tight corners, time pressures, broken moments and frustrations laced with disappointment and pained experience? The Psalmist knew of a safe place to hide away from it all ~ even just for a few minutes of reprieve! That highest place that one can go for protection ~ into the shelter of the Host High God to rest in the shadow of the Almighty. It’s here where we can regain strength for the next round of life. The God who knows all knows how weary it all can be for our humanity and yes, He knows just how much we can take and doles out just enough of His divine, sustaining grace to get us through.

In the shelter of the Most High God! What a magnificent, glorious place of refuge. It’s only here in His shadow, under His wing that we will find that protection from the enemy’s snares. It’s only nestled close to Him that we find divine peace and much needed rest that the worries of the day rob from us. He alone is our salvation and in Him, we need not fear the terror of the day or the pestilence of the night. Oh but life is so heavy and we can get so weary can’t we? Yet ~ He is so faithful to carry us through and by His grace He will protect, He will deliver, He will satisfy and He will command His angels to guard us in all our ways. Beautiful soul, It doesn’t get any better than this. “In the shelter of the Most High,” .. What an absolutely, exquisite, astounding, awesome place to hang out!!!!

Psalm 91:1

“He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.”

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Dump The Fear

Little Thoughts For Big Days
So today, go to the throne of grace and dump your fear at the foot of the cross! You don’t need it and you don’t want it. It’s like a dead-weight bound around your ankle holding you down from the amazing potential that God has given you. He has work for you to do, so manage the fear today. Take it to the One who knows your intricate heartbeat, and fashioned you to be the beautiful soul you are for His purpose. Don’t miss out on that blessing because of fear that the enemy puts in your pathway. When it nudges you or looms high in your journey, give it the cold shoulder with some good, ole’ fashioned promises from God’s word and nip it in the bud or zap it out cold. Your life is too precious to taint it with the paralysis of such a threat. God has you, let it go! Stand firm and take up your sword, which is the word of God, to begin your journey of trust once again and find the peace in the promises of God.
The first thing Gideon had to do when preparing for battle was to whittle down his army. He had too many fearful men, that couldn’t be used. Fearful soldiers are a threat to the others and a threat to the battle. Fear is the one of the most used tools of the enemy to defeat God’s people.

Judges 7: 2, 3
The LORD said to Gideon, “The people who are with you are too many for Me to give Midian into their hands, for Israel would become boastful, saying, ‘My own power has delivered me.’ 3″Now therefore come, proclaim in the hearing of the people, saying, ‘Whoever is afraid and trembling, let him return and depart from Mount Gilead.'” So 22,000 people returned, but 10,000 remained.”

“For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” 2 Timothy 1: 7

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The Blessed Moment

Little Thoughts For Big Days
Little Thoughts For Big Days

So today is yours ~ just yours to spend how you desire. Oh I know there are deadlines, and time pressures and things to do and things to get done, but still the day is yours if by God’s grace you’ve been given another breath to breathe and another moment to savor. Breathe deeply and savor well. These are all God moments and tiny, little miracles that won’t come again. Moments appear and disappear into history, but the attitude with which we see them make us or break us. Yeah, life can be a challenge for sure and sometimes, just when we think it can’t get any worse, it does! So ~ offer praise any way, even through the rough terrain of your so human world, because you know that a divine and sovereign God oversees and has all your moments covered and even in those not-so-nice ones, you’ll find He tucks sweet and sometimes simple blessings in the depths of them for your enjoyment. Don’t miss ’em with grumpy thoughts or crowd them out with fear, worry or a complaining spirit. Take time out to find them today. As each moment comes to you in this chaotic and mixed up world ~ Let God speak to your beautiful soul and find that nugget to ponder in your heart and yes, praise God any way for his compassion and protection and oh yes, His sweet and amazing grace. That’s why we’re here ~ only by His grace and to glorify Him. Make your moments count! Make beautiful history today!
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Proverbs 4:18
But the path of the righteous is like the light of dawn,
shining ever brighter until full daylight.

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Washed Up On Shore?

Little Thoughts For Big Days
Little Thoughts For Big Days

So your beautiful, empty shell hit bottom and washed up onto shore in one big heap of debris laced with garbage, tattered shells, and stringy sea weed? Remember ~ at times like these, it’s not the end! God creates beauty out of the dump and fashions brand new out of old and rotten. It’s all ok! Shed the tears if you must and gently pick the heart up out of the heap of unclear circumstances! Some things just have no answers but everything is always ok after all, if you turn it over to the One who can fix it seamlessly. Oh it won’t be the brand new that it used to be because some of it or maybe all of it is just gone ~ washed away for now ~ just because it had to be! Maybe hope crumbled in a heartbeat and that difficult part of new, had to leave so that the growth of spiritual maturity could be born. Growth? It’s always being born isn’t it? Oh yeah, life is so confusing! So chaotic at times and so full of riddles, so truly difficult to figure out. Ashes can be turned to beauty! Heaps of rubble into worthwhile! Lost souls into found and broken hearts into new creations! What? How? Why? When? Questions ravage the mind and the soul of us as we journey through our story and some things just don’t make any sense at all or have and answers. The best news of the day is that none of it has to! None of it is ours to repair or figure out or fix. So ~ let it go just one more time! We don’t have the control, or the authority or the know how to hang on to it. It’s only ours to give over to the Sovereign One who can!

Remember Saul? His lifestyle dramatically ended on his road to Damascus, when God caught up with him, blinded him with enlightenment and washed him up on the shoreline of his self – centered life. Can you imagine the day when Saul the persecutor and murderer of believers became Paul the evangelist doing all he could to bring lost souls into the Kingdom? Saul had to die first before he could be transformed. Only God can do that! Only God can perform such a transformation! So when you feel beaten up, blinded by overwhelming circumstances, washed up on the shoreline, and dragged through the debris of unfair events, take heart beautiful soul. All unhappy endings hold new beginnings with God’s plan and direction. Your spiritual growth is about to blossom. God is up to something. He’s about to do something brand new. So smile beautiful soul and broken heart and watch Him work His awesome, miraculous repair on your beautiful, broken shell.

Isaiah 43: 18, 19
“Do not call to mind the former things, Or ponder things of the past. “Behold, I will do something new, Now it will spring forth; Will you not be aware of it? I will even make a roadway in the wilderness, Rivers in the desert.

God Bless