I’m Taking It Personally!

Just a quick hello for our Monday time.

Psalm 46 (New American Standard Bible)  1God is our refuge and strength,
       A very present help in trouble.
    2Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change
         And though the mountains slip into the heart of the sea;
    3Though its waters roar and foam,
         Though the mountains quake at its swelling pride. Selah.
    4There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God,
         The holy dwelling places of the Most High.
    5God is in the midst of her, she will not be moved;
         God will help her when morning dawns.
    6The nations made an uproar, the kingdoms tottered;
         He raised His voice, the earth melted.
    7The LORD of hosts is with us;
         The God of Jacob is our stronghold. Selah.
Perhaps you have heard it said, perhaps you have said it yourself, “Don’t take it personally.” Well, let me encourage you to take it personally.  Take Scripture personally.
When it says as does our Text today, God is our refuge. Read it, God is MY refuge and MY strength. Pray it back to Him. 
ABBA, You are my refuge, You are my strength. You are my very present help. You are here with me. And by Your Grace and Your helps to me I will not fear, even though the whole landscape of my life as I knew it yesterday changes today, You are my refuge, You are my strength.  You are the LORD of hosts and You are with me. You are the God of Jacob, You are my God. You are my stronghold. I am safe in You my LORD and my God.  Selah — Pause and think about that.
If we will pause and think about this long enough and say it often enough, we will be transformed. I am sure of it. Aren’t you?

Romans 12: (New American Standard Bible) 2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.

Praying for These

ABBA, You are my refuge, You are my strength. In You I am safe at all times; all we who have received Your Gift of Eternal Life are eternally safe in You. We proclaim, we believe it and we rest in You oh Gracious God and Father. And we rest our loved ones in You. Our IDOK Troops, our families, ourselves in JESUS Name. Amen and amen.

Until Then + + +