My Grace-Full Life

10.22.17 Prayer Prompt: Stand Straight; Declare with Confidence 

PRAYER PROMPT ••• I think I have a favorite new Psalm.
I read Psalms 91-92 this morning and there is so much wisdom and insight packed into these chapters.
Not sure how I failed to notice before, other than sometimes it takes us several read-throughs before we “get it.”
Or probably more accurately, God knew today was a day when I could benefit from a stronger understanding of this passage.
I definitely prayed for wisdom this morning before I read His Word and while much was highlighted in these two chapters, I want to spend time on Psalm 92:2:

“This I declare about the Lord: He alone is my refuge, my place of safety; he is my God, and I trust him.”

Moses wrote this particular Psalm, and I want to ask you, can you declare this statement too?
Is He the one you go to when you’re in need of shelter, protection, reassurance, comfort, rest, or rejuvenation?
When your faith needs strengthening, where do you go?
Then, we come to the “He is my God” statement.
We’re quick to say, “He is my husband,” (or wife as the case may be), “He/she is my son/daughter.”
We even claim ownership for far less personal relationships like “She is my lawyer,” or “He is my plumber.”
Can you say, “He is my God?”
And do you say it?
And the last question – can you say, “I trust Him?”
I am challenged when I read a verse like this.
The voice of confidence in which it was written still resonates thousands of years later.
There’s nothing wavering about these words.
They are precise; exact; and bold.
They give ME confidence.
This is a Lee Greenwood-kind-of-verse.
Just as Lee Greenwood’s song, “God Bless the USA,” never fails to make me stand up a bit straighter and square my shoulders with pride, so too does this verse make me want to stand up straight, with my head held high and declare, “He is MY God. I trust Him!”
Today, as you pray, thank God for men like Moses, whose faith was so strong, that it endures as an example for us today.
And thank Him that we too can proudly declare that He is our God too!
That it’s a relationship we can own with all our hearts.
Thank Him for providing all we need and being completely trustworthy.

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