I want to be in God’s shadow

  
Shadows can be a very spooky and scary thing and or place. However, there is one shadow that I constantly want to be in… God’s shadow.

Shadow: a dark area or shape produced by a body coming between rays of light and a surface.

John 8:12 King James Version (KJV)

12 Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.

My favorite scripture is Psalm 91. It is my go to passage. If I’m happy or if I’m sad it touches my heart.

Psalm 91:1-16

  1. He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
  2. I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.
  3. Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence.
  4. He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.
  5. Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day;
  6. Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday.
  7. A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee.
  8. Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked.
  9. Because thou hast made the Lord, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation;
  10. There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling.
  11. For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.
  12. They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone.
  13. Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder: the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet.
  14. Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known my name.
  15. He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour him.
  16. With long life will I satisfy him, and shew him my salvation.

How comforting it is to know, that whatever circumstance the Devil throws at us, God will always be there protecting us.

He loves us so much that…

“He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.”

“For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.”

In his shadow I find refuge – a safe place – peace, and comfort. He protects us from harm.

A Mama bird puts her babies under her wings to shield them from harm, to keep them warm, protect them.  Do you think this is a coincidence that our Heavenly Father does the same to us? I don’t think so.

I yearn to be constantly in his shadow.  I pray for a hedge of protection over my family daily.

Remember that when you are facing trying times, and you see a shadow, be reminded that God is our light, and no matter what comes ahead of us, beside or behind us, God’s light will shine around it, creating a shadow.

So the next time you see a shadow, I pray that it will be a reminder to you, that God is walking with you each step of the way.

Please let his light shine within you today.

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Winding Down

Sometimes it’s impossible to wind down, and i’m not just talking about with the kiddos in our lives.  When I lay down to go to sleep my mind goes CRAZY and it drives me nuts!!!!

Ya know, by the end of the day, you’ve went to work, you’ve busted your butt, sat in grewling traffic, pulled your hair out (well most days), got home cooked supper, got the princess a shower, helped with homework, dried her hair, and finally got her to sleep….

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Okay… how at this point is your mind even functioning?! I mean I know it’s a normal typical day, but it is tiring, so how in the WORLD are you WIDE awake, and can’t get your mind to STOP thinking about what else you need to do.

There are only enough hours in the day, and I wouldn’t trade my life for anything in the world…. but sometimes I would just love to go to sleep, and get a goods nice rest. Anybody with me?

Somtimes I lay awake and count the hours until I need to get up…. Below is an example of one of my sleep records. Believe it or not, this is on a better night.

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In the past week, me and my Princess have came up with an alternative way to set our minds at ease…. Coloring.

I have to say, it’s really worked for us both, and I don’t want to jinx myself or her, but it’s been great.  It’s our special time together, just the two of us, exploring our artsy side and winding our brain down.  Focusing on the designs.

Has anyone tried coloring? I really love my adult coloring book.  Call me crazy, but it’s therauptic for both of us.  It makes me feel like a kid again.

I would love to hear if anyone else has enjoyed coloring as much as the two of us do.

* Shadows coming tomorrow.

** Please leave me a comment, it would probably just make my day. :)*

 

 Birthday Eve

Today is my birthday eve. Woohoo! Party time!!! Time flies when your having fun. This past year has been both wonderful and heart breaking. I married my high school sweetheart…

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spent quality time with friends that I hadn’t seen in years….

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met new friends, and watched my sweet baby grow. I was very blessed this year, and I owe it all to my Savior, Jesus Christ.

This past year my baby started Kindergarten (time please stop going so quickly).

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She’s all ready to go!!

She amazes me each and everyday. She has memorized so many verses in her Awanas class, and is excelling in so many ways.

Her current favorite Bible story in our study time is about Ruth and Naomi. Such a beautiful story.

We also took our sweet baby to her first Georgia game last weekend.

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This has truly been a wonderful year. It’s had it’s ups and downs, gains and losses, but all in all, it’s been great!

God never promises us that our lives will be perfect and without some heartache, but he does promise that he will never leave our side.

Please come back tomorrow for another post about Shadows.