Who’s Watching Over You?

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Behold, He who keeps Israel Shall neither slumber nor sleep. The Lord  is your keeper; The Lord  is  your shade at your right hand. The sun shall not strike you by day, Nor the moon by night. The Lord shall preserve you from all evil; He shall preserve your soul. The Lord shall preserve your going out and your coming in From this time forth, and even forevermore. Psalm 121:4-8 NKJV

So…. who’s watching over you? Is it your alarm system with all the cameras and sirens, a guard dog or perhaps your weapon(s). Maybe it’s all of them.

Do you have more trust in those things than the Lord?

Now I am not taking away from the things that can protect us from intruders but where does our true trust lie? Manmade items (well God created the dogs) that can fail at any given time or the Lord who has the power to stop anyone or anything that threatens to take your life?

Above all I pray that it’s the Lord. I gave this some thought as I was walking back home with my daughter and her pet. We become so comfortable putting our trust in many things and people alike.

God watches over us with a careful eye. He does not slumber and he does not sleep. How about that. He’s our Protector 24/7. He does not take the night shift and sleeps when it’s someone else’s turn. There is no electricity and back-up generator hooked up to Him if his system fails. He doesn’t even have a weapon that requires bullets when it’s emptied.

He is our Refuge and Fortress. Tenderly and with much affection God watches over us. He has even given the angels responsibility  to watch over us.

Psalm 91:11 NIV
For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways;

Though nothing in this life is guaranteed and we are all bound to leave at some point, remember that if you perish by the hand of evil, the soul cannot be killed. The Lord Jesus tells us:

Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather, be afraid of the One who can destroy both soul and body in hell. Matthew 10:28

So wherever you are at this moment, take comfort in knowing that we live and serve a mighty God who takes notice all day long. He and his angels are concerned enough to watch over us every minute of the day and night.

May your sleep be peaceful and you rest well for God is……….. WATCHING OVER YOU.

“Father, I humbly come before You first giving honor and glory because You are worthy. I ask that Your people bow before You with all respect asking for forgiveness of their sins. May they take heart in knowing such truths about You. You are mighty to save. You are our greatest Protector. Our lives are in Your hands dear Lord. Please watch over every heart whether they see this message tonight or any given blessed day given to us. May the heavenly angels take charge guarding us and providing a hedge of protection. Let our faith and trust be placed more in You than in anything man can provide. With love in our hearts and peace within our minds cause us to rest in You and be assured that all is well. In wonderful name of Jesus I pray. Amen”

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Blessings in the Butterfly

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Quote credit: Power of the Same

Oh how blessed we are when the Lord leads us. When we take self out of the equation and realize that everything is about Him, things will become less complicated. To Christ we give the glory and honor. To Him we give the praise. Our lives are transformed day to day because He lives within us. I know no one who is in the business of transforming lives greater than Christ Jesus. Butterflies fly great distances when their mission serves a purpose.

My dearest brothers and sisters reading this, I encourage you to examine your heart day to day and see what it is that the Lord has for you to do. I will be doing this myself. As humans our flesh craves to be selfish… to do what we want to say and do. It’s natural but it’s not right especially when we belong to Jesus. We don’t belong to ourselves. We belong to Him so our thoughts and desires should align with his will and his purpose.

We are new creatures. We should be dying to self daily. I love butterflies more than you could ever know for various reasons. But when I think about them in the context of my life in Christ, I am changed.
I am transformed.

I am able to bloom, fly and do all that I am empowered to say and do because He’s given me a brand new life. My life song is  different. It should be different. Yours should be also. So let us shift our thought process. What we do should not be of greater concern than Who is leading us. We would not be able to do what we do or be affective in the way that we are without Him. Remember that our life and what we do is not about us. It’s all about Jesus.

“Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.” Romans 12:2

Butterfly blessings,
Terra