Love you all, praying for you,
I just love God’s Word. It is truth and encouragement. Even warnings are encouragement. He loves you enough to give you a warning. If He didn’t love you, he wouldn’t bother. And I love passages that give you takeaways to hang your hat on. All of them do. Psalms 3:3 – But you are a shield around me, O LORD; you bestow glory on me and lift up my head. To the LORD I cry aloud, and he answers me from his holy hill. I lie down and sleep; I wake again, because the LORD sustains me. I will not fear the tens of thousands drawn up against me on every side. I just love God’s Word, it tells you who God is, and what He does – it’s His love letter to you, and it tells you what you should do – with people who did it before you! You’re not the first calf through this gate. If they did it, so can you. And if you walk in the Spirit of God – nothing is impossible. I love this… “But you – my situation isn’t as it appears… but God! You are a shield around me. He is your protector – He will protect and deliver you – He is the LORD – the Supreme Authority in heaven and earth – and He loves you! You bestow glory on me. That means He gives you success and the glory – the reward and recognition and esteem that goes with it. And He lifts up your head! He helps you see His power and possibility – not what things look like around you. He encourages you – when discouragement is trying to overtake you. He lifts up your head! Here’s your job – cry out to him, and He answers you. Lie down and sleep – He gives rest to those He loves – He sustains you, strengthens you, gives you counsel in the night season, and awakens you every morning. Your job – fear not, and you start by saying it. I will not fear the tens of thousands drawn up against me on every side. Like Elisha prayed for his servant – “Open his eyes,” and his servant saw the legions of angels surrounding the army that surrounded them. A total mismatch. What seemed like certain death – through the eyes of the Spirit – is not even a contest. It’s a blowout. Verse 8 – from the LORD comes deliverance. He is your deliverer. He is a shield around you, He gives you success, He encourages you, He answers when you call, and delivers you, He gives you sleep, He sustains you, he delivers you from all your fears. That’s pretty good. That’s better than pretty good. He is the strength you need. He stands with you, goes before you, He comes alongside you, He’s your rear guard, He is your Shepherd, and best friend, your sustainer, and the One who fulfills the purpose He has for you. Praise God we get to ‘just obey’ because He’s got this. He has good for you – every test or trial is just a joy, another testimony about to happen. Praying that PRISM will be your goto – so He can show you what you need for today. That you will obey the very next thing he has assigned for you – and not worry about anything else. Just the first thing. His plans are always joy.
Love you all,
Kelly Kamentz - Jesus follower, husband, father, and friend, helping others surrender time, thoughts, money, and testimony, to fulfill their purpose!