Psalm 91:1-2 New International Version (NIV)
1 Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High
will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
2 I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress,
my God, in whom I trust.”
Staying so close to God is complete trust in knowing he is able to handle your life. There will be great days and there will be days of wonder. Yet, knowing that God is right here brings peace to one's mind. What we think about often determines our attitude and resting in the shadow of God. We don't always know what is ahead of us, but knowing we are walking in trust makes a difference. The trust of the Lord and turning from our own understanding at times.
Proverbs 3:5-6 New International Version (NIV)
5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding;
6 in all your ways submit to him,
and he will make your paths straight.
MY SHADOW ~
I have noticed that sometimes my shadow is much larger than I am. I am reminded of the strong person inside of me. The things I have overcome with the help of God. I don't walk alone and I know that. It has taken me years to build myself up inside and seeing a shadow larger than me, I always give thanks to God for that. I know I couldn't be who I am today without his help. His help through all seasons of life and the many ups plus downs. Life is full of change and determination to make a difference in this big world. Maybe my part is a small part, but it is still a part. A part of showing others how the love of God is real and knowing to be in the shadow of the most high!
THE MOST HIGH ~
Resting in his shadow
There is something about knowing God is with you. We call up the strong person inside of us and we live by example of Jesus. Knowing we are not perfect but doing our best daily. I often speak of this because I know one day can be hard. I know that we make decisions that not only affect us but others. Some choices were never our own and we walk in the shadow of God doing the right thing, but feeling the pain of others decisions. I was talking with someone yesterday that brought back so many memories to me. There are consequences to some actions and we must walk through those consequences. We can walk so closely to God, that we feel his shadow right here and we know we are not alone. Sometimes it takes someone else to remind of the goodness of God. Going through some consequences can be terribly hard. It's like crossing a bridge of life. Once you get past the beginning, you are so ready to be on the other side of consequences to victory.
I hope you see how much your life matters this day. Your circle of influence of life goes further than your circle. We can make a impression whether in a store, school, church or living everyday life. Our lives might be the only Jesus someone's sees. Nope, I am not perfect but I do know I am forgiven. Forgiveness is such a gift and I know that. I do have someone who said this, "I will never forget you the rest of my life". I did my best to ask forgiveness but not I walk in the shadow of God. Knowing I did everything I could and I must let it go now. Leaving those words behind is hard and they can pop back up. Over time as it pops up, I have learned to cast them down.
MY SHADOW ~ Psalm 23:6
Reminds me of goodness and mercy following me all the days of my life.
Through the help of God, I am who I am today and give thanks daily that I can write you and share some hope. Hope of this new day and hope that things get better in life. Through each season, I still know the shadow of God is here and I can rest in that. I choose to stay close to him and I chose to give thanks in all the seasons of change. I hope you do also. Purpose this a good day and share kindness.
My prayers continue for you, your family and friends.