You know, all day today, I have been pondering the rest that is found in belonging to God.
morning began like usual. But then I turned on the computer and in came
a "fear provoking" email about what looms ahead for America. I read
through a good bit of it before I heard the Lord say, "Shut it down."
Then the verse (paraphrased) from King David came to my meditation, "I
will encourage myself in the Lord." I curled up in His lap and rested
there for a good little bit as He cancelled out the email "fear
Mid-day, I came across a story of a fellow who has a
job, but was lamenting the guilt associated with having one, as he has
many friends without. The stress level on either side of that equation
is intense in the absence of belonging to Father God.
tonight, as I was preparing supper, an intense awareness that I could
feed my children welled up within me. Since our stint of unemployment
years back, I don't think I have taken one single meal for granted. But
the feeling I experienced tonight was extra "real", and profound
gratitude towards my beloved Father welled up and overflowed in my
The shaking of the man's empire has just begun. Many are
still looking to man to fix all the brokenness. The irony is that they
look to those just as broken as they are.
I pray you know Father
to such an extent that all fear is gone; that you do not fret job loss
or where your next meal will come from.
He gave me a few verses
just moments ago as I sat down to share with you. I feel His smile
tonight as I write. He wants His children to know and REST in these
"They that know [My] name will put their trust in [Me]."
"For [I] will light [your] lamp;
[I] light [your] darkness."
"For who is God, except [Me]?
And who is the Rock except [Me]?"
"[You] shall never perish,
neither shall any man pluck [you] out of My hand."
"Fear not; I AM the first and the last!"
Psm 9:10, Psm 18:28,31, John 10:28, Rev 1:17
dear siblings, listen and heed His voice when He says to "shut it down"
--- whatever it is that seeks to bring and sow fear into the lives of
His beloved children --- and run to HIM.
HE is the One that will see us, His children, through what is to come! Stand, believe, and watch with awe and thanksgiving! HE is more than able to KEEP YOU!
Much love, Deborah
I am first and foremost a daughter of the Most High. He has blessed me
with three maturing children, ages 12 years old through 7 years old,
and a Christian husband who is my best friend. I spend my days home
schooling my children, tending the 'home front', exploring God's Word,
and lifting up my fellow sisters in Christ.
I have a tremendous appetite for the Lord's Word and a desire to know
Him to deep depths. As for my fellow sisters in the Lord, I have a
passion to see them walking out their destinies in Christ. In all
things, Give Him Praise!