Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Guardian Angels

 9Because thou hast made the LORD, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation;
 10There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling.
 11For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.
 12They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone.
 13Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder: the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet. 

Guardian Angels

Where do you live? When you are at the end of your day, when your work is done, and you have a little time before going to bed, where do you live? The psalmist in Psalm 91 is addressing the one who has made the most High his habitation,  or dwelling place. Is that where you live?

Most of us, I believe, have lost that concept of God being our habitation--no matter where we are or what we are doing, God is there. He is accessible every moment of every day ready to give us strength, assurance, and comfort at a moment's notice. As a matter of fact, He rarely leaves our thoughts.

That is the same idea expressed by Paul in 1 Thessalonians when he said, Pray without ceasing. Paul is speaking of living with the lines of communication between God and us open and accessible at all times.

Do we truly understand what it means to be a child of God? Can we stop just for a moment and meditate upon this God we serve? We are limited by time and space, but He is not, and He has, at His service, angels assigned to do His bidding. As a matter of fact, every single child of God has guardian angels watching over them constantly, bearing them up with their hands, keeping them from danger, illness, or any other evil which might overtake them.

Does that mean that Christians are never sick or harmed in any way? No, but what it does mean is that angels are constantly at war on your behalf against Satan and his minions who are actively doing all they can to destroy you, or at least put you in a compromising position so that your testimony for Christ will be of no effect.

As Christians, we are often guilty of not taking Satan seriously, but he takes us seriously. We may think that we are so insignificant that he will not bother with the likes of us, but Satan's objective is to destroy every single believer, or at least ruin them so that no one else will see Christ in them.

We are no match for Satan, but Christ is. We do not have the strength, power, or wisdom to fight against Satan or his minions, but Christ does. We cannot even see our enemies, but Christ can.

Let us, by the grace of God, shake off the cloak of apathy and indifference that has permeated our hearts and minds. Let us turn our hearts away from the pleasures and diversions that this world offers and focus on Christ, the true source of joy, peace, and comfort. Let us make Christ our dwelling place. Let us take up the armor of God and focus on the battle that is raging all around us, remembering,
 11For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.
 12They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone.
 13Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder: the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet. (Psalm 91:11-13, King James Version)
Go in the strength of the Lord and the protection of your guardian angels and live this day for the glory of God!

God Bless You,
Linda





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