Thursday, August 13, 2015

Serious Security System

Psalm: 121:I lift up my eyes to the mountains—
    where does my help come from?
My help comes from the Lord,
    the Maker of heaven and earth.
He will not let your foot slip—
    he who watches over you will not slumber;
indeed, he who watches over Israel
    will neither slumber nor sleep.
The Lord watches over you—
    the Lord is your shade at your right hand;
the sun will not harm you by day,
    nor the moon by night.
The Lord will keep you from all harm—
    he will watch over your life;
the Lord will watch over your coming and going
    both now and forevermore.


Returning home from a two day trip I came in through the garage like I normally do. A jolt of fear shot through my body as I noticed that I had forgotten to lock the front door! Thoughts ran through my mind. “Wow what if someone tried the door? They could have come right in and helped themselves!”

  • Sometimes I think that locks prevent theft.
  • Sometimes I think security systems deter thieves.
  • Sometimes I think “I” can protect my stuff.

Thieves have stolen from me, vandalized my stuff and gotten away with my earthly treasure in the past. Well, at least they think they have gotten away with it. I’m not saying to go around with your doors unlocked but I am saying I had to let go of the stuff in order to not fear it’s loss.

  • GOD wants me to let go of my earthly possessions in order to see HIM and depend on HIM fully.
  • GOD wants me to allow HIM to prune away “stuff” so HE can show HIS marvelous work.
  • GOD wants me to know HE watches over me when I sleep, when I’m awake, when I travel and when I stay.

It’s amazing how much I worry about the “stuff” in my life. BUT GOD understands and HE knows my needs. HE provides HIS grace, mercy and peace at the right time!

  • Are you worried about losing your stuff?
  • Do you fear thieves will take your belongings?
  • Can you let go of your stuff enough to let GOD handle protecting it?
  • Will you build up your trust in GOD enough to let HIM handle the precious things, and people, in your life?

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