On our way home from church tonight, Lydia was asking questions about tithing. She’s trying to figure out how we give money to God. She asked me if the church puts the money on the roof!
Before school started this year, her teacher sent her a note and a pack of gum in the mail. Lydia was thrilled with her little gift. That night she placed a piece of the gum on her bed and told God he could have it. The next morning she was disappointed to see it was still there. I love her childlike faith!
To be honest, I have been feeling overwhelmed and distracted lately. I take part of the responsibility for not making sure I get enough sleep. I also feel like I am being oppressed. Now I don’t believe in looking for devils in every corner but the bible does remind us that we have an enemy. I thought it good to go back to the basics and pick up my sword and be on the offense.
He who dwells in the shelter of the Most high
will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress,
my God, in whom I trust.”
Surely he will save me from the fowler’s snare
and from the deadly pestilence.
He will cover you with his feathers,
and under his wings you will find refuge;
his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.
You will not fear the terror of night,
nor the arrow that flies by day,
not the pestilence that stalks in the darkness,
not the plague that destroys at midday.
A thousand may fall at your side,
ten thousand at your right hand,
but it will not come near you.
You will only observe with your eyes
and see the punishment of the wicked.
If you make the Most High you dwelling-
even the Lord, who is my refuge-
then no harm will befall you,
no disaster will come near your tent.
For he will command his angels concerning you
to guard you in all your ways;
they will lift you up in their hands,
so that you will not strike your foot
against a stone.
You will tread upon the lion and the cobra;
you will trample the great lion and the serpent.
“Because he loves me,” says the Lord,
“I will rescue him;
I will protect him, for he
acknowledges my name.
He will call upon me, and I will answer him;
I will be with him in trouble,
I will deliver him and honor him.
With long life will I satisfy him
and show him my salvation.”