How Desiring Safety Will Make You Seek God

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Daily Reading: Lamentations 3 GW; Psalms 140 GW

God protects.

If we want safety, God is the answer.  Ruler of the Universe, He is our protector.  No one else can do what God does.  Christ-followers in peril seek God.  Currently, in certain places around the world, having faith in Jesus will lead to death.  In their darkest hour, God is their protection.  Praying for our brothers and sisters in Christ who are under life-threatening persecution is something we all should do.  Living in America at this time, we don’t know that fear.  But we can pray for those who do.

People exist who want to abolish Christ-followers.  Jesus’s name is the only one people curse.  I’ve never heard anyone use Buddha or Mohammed as a swear word.  But I regularly hear people say Jesus’s name that way.  Why is that?  Because Jesus is the one true God.  Seeking Him leads to eternal life found no other way.  Satan wants us to curse Him, don’t fall for the trap.  Guard your hearts and minds.  

Cloak yourself in Christ.

Putting on the armor of God will help you stand firm in the face of adversity:

“Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes…Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place,  and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.”  (Ephesians 6:11, 14-17 GW)

Dress for success today in God’s armor.  Whatever foe you’re facing, let God keep you safe.  Cloaked in Christ, you have the assurance of life eternal.  Nothing can separate you from God.  In Him, you are safe.

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Lord, thank You for protecting us.  Forgive us when we seek security elsewhere.  Help us put on the Your full armor today.  Cloak us in Christ as we face our enemies.  Let us respond in love to all that would hurt us.  As we move through our day, help us stand firmly, knowing You are our ultimate protector.  IJNIP.  Amen

Question for reflection

What storm do you need refuge from today?

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