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MMM Update: Ps. 91 God’s Protection: Standing on the Promises in My Weakness


Hello Loves! 🙂

This is my MMM Update…I really thought I would have to be doing this on Fridays or Saturdays, but here I am on Monday! My stats always say I post most times on Mondays! 🙂

I don’t have a real knowledge of how much I have memorized of Psalm 91, but I can say I have been deep in this wonderful Psalm of God‘s Promised Protection. I have decided to changed the translation I want to memorize to the God’s Word translation. I will be going back to the original post to edit it for the correct translation! 🙂

Hopefully, I will be able to post mid-week, the progress I have made actually memorizing this most important Psalm! 😉 As well as give a link to the tool I choose to use to help me memorize this time around.

At this time I am reading Peggy Joyce Ruth’s:  Psalm 91 God’s Umbrella of Protection. In it she writes:

“There is [however] a uniqueness about this psalm. Promises of protection can be found throughout the Bible; but Psalm 91 is the only place in the Word where all of the protection promises are brought together in one collection – forming a covenant written by God Himself.”  With her I exclaim, “How powerful that is!”

I have, personally, been delving deep into meaning of Psalm 91 since June 2, 2010, and my diagnosis of heart problems.

I don’t know how many times I have said it here…on my other blog..on facebook… to people face to face; but I will, I MUST, say it again…THIS IS A LETTER FROM FATHER GOD…WRITTEN IN HIS HAND TO ME…TO YOU…HE LOVES US…HE LOVES US!!! 🙂

 A love letter with His promises; not the promises of a mere mortal man, NO!

The promises of Omniscient Father who never leaves or forsakes us. And  the last 3 verses…did I already say that they are an actual letter to each of us, individually, of God’s absolute, unwavering love for us!

David or Moses may have written this Psalm, from verses 1-13 by direction of the Father, however I know that the verses 14-16 is a personal letter from Father to us and signed by His Holy Spirit directly.

Because I have chosen Him as the LORD of my life…because I have chosen to love Him above all  people, places and things…

 Psalm 91: 14-16

14. Because you love me, I will rescue you.
I will protect you because you know my name.

15. When you call to me, I will answer you.
I will be with you when you are in trouble.
I will save you and honor you.

16. I will satisfy you with a long life.
I will show you how I will save you.

♥  ♥ ♥

   

I am feeling weary…weak.

Like you, I have a tremendous amount on my plate from day to day. Like you, this has a way of causing stress in our day to day and in our hearts.

Then I look at my life…I am truly blessed; and I begin to feel dishonest and convicted within myself.

I have been obedient in Christ and my relationship with the Father. I am resting in those rewards that are a result of that obedience. Daily life and it’s challenges does not negate that I am walking in the Promises of God in many areas of my life. Yet I am weary and weak.

With heart and health issues as my  main, personal focus,  stress is a NO NO! A big one! I cannot lose sight of the very vibrant fact that God saved me and gave me a “new” heart seven months ago on that gurney in the ER! So stress mustn’t have its way in my heart; figuratively and literally.

A transition and change of Pastor at our church is proving to be a strenuous faith walk. One where I often feel starved and thirsty in my spirit. It’s the “style” change…it’s the change in the style of Praise; ultimately it is my flesh screaming for the old, when the new is where God himself has placed me.

Talk about STRESS.  I find in life that there is no harder strain on a spirit as loosing people and accepting new; as if they could ever replace the love and family we had when our sisters and brothers lived at home!

I ask what is this? What am I to do? How will I live without them?…Sinful, selfishness loose and winding within me!

I step back, after talking to trusted friends in Christ who have dealt with this before; the hurt, the loss, the surprise when a sibling in Christ hurts and rejects who you know God has made you to be! Still the tears fall right here on the keyboard as I type.

What do I do?

Run to God!

RUN…………..of course this is after days and weeks of trying to figure it out on my own strength; weakening the very Spirit in me…sinful behavior…I forgot (?) to trust God in my sorrow! How incredibly human of me!

God’s Protection is the only way to Walk in Faith while we are weak in our spirits…RUN to GOD…RUN to that Umbrella of Protection promised in Psalm 91.

Blessings Loves, Many, MANY Blessings.