Monday, June 29, 2009

Words of Encouragement

"I will love thee, O LORD, my strength. The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, My strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower. I will call upon the LORD, who is worthy to be praised: so shall I be saved from my enemies." Psalm 18:1-3

God's Attributes. My rock, my fortress, hightower and my deliver. David is telling of how he loves the Lord and what God has been to him as he protected him from Saul.

"A rock" - is solid and strong. God is a firm foundation, one that we can depend on
and one that we can trust in. He is strong. There is no one who is stronger than He. Our troubles are not stronger than our God. While we go through some difficulties, they are not stronger than the solid God we trust in.

"Fortress" Can you imagine an army coming at you, but you are inside of this large walled fortress. So even when the enemy comes from any side, you are protected from them. Well that is how God is. He will protect us from every thing that the enemy tries to throw our way. It doesn't matter what side the enemy tries to come on, God has it covered. Today as I write this lesson, I need to be reminded myself that God is my fortress. So many things are coming against me, illness, family situations, etc. and they feel like they are going to overcome me and take me out. Yet, I know that God has me surrounded and I am protected from the fiery darts of the enemy. I like David can say, God is my fortress.

"Deliverer" When you are in bondage, or in captivity, you need someone to take you out of that place you are at. You need someone stronger, bigger and better than that which has you captive. Well that's God. He is a mighty warrior. He has all the strength and the know how to bring us out of bondage. He is the only one that has the ability to do so. This God that can deliver us from the hold of sin, is also the one that can deliver us from the tricks of the enemy.

"Hightower" That's the look out, the place were you can see everything coming
from a distance. Well God knows everything, and He is able to direct us in the ways we should go, so that we are on the right path. I cannot see clearly the path and when I try, I often make a mess of it. The joy is knowing that God is that hightower and he directs me where to go, even if I cannot see the way ahead, I know he is directing me rightly.

Today we can rejoice in the Lord. He is our strength. He can keep us safe from all that the enemy tries to throw our way. For we know that the enemy comes for to kill and destroy. If he can't kill your physical body, he will try to kill your name, or destroy the work you do for the Lord. But we have someone mightier than he. We can trust in the Lord to direct us, to keep us, and to protect us. He is worthy of our praises.

Let's remember today, whatever we are going through, that God is mighty, He is able to keep us and we will be victorious in Him. Praying for us today, to lean and depend on God.