Written in 2010 while living in Germany.
“I love you, O LORD, my strength. The LORD is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge. He is my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.” Psalm 18:1,2
What a challenge this weather is here in Germany: cold, cloudy and continual rain for weeks—although the calendar says it August, it’s more like November!
It would be easy to complain and gripe, as most here do, but when we have Sonshine inside, it is not so important to have sunshine outside.
The more we are tied to Jesus, the more healthily independent we are of the weather, of circumstances, of our surroundings—for we then live in the unseen, which is higher, more real and more powerful than what we can see and touch.
Praise you, Lord Jesus, for your reality, for your true, strong presence in our lives. Praise you that we have the assurance of your protection, your purpose, your power at work before us, in us, around us, over us, through us.
You are the Rock in our lives, never shifting, never changing, never shaking. You are our Salvation: from sin, from ourselves, from harm, from evil, from fears, from frivolity, from negatives, from human thinking, from complaining, from idol worship, from laziness, overwork, burn out, selfishness, pride, manipulation and greed–to name a few.
As David wrote in Psalm 18:1,2, “I love you, O LORD, my strength. The LORD is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge. He is my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.”
Prayer inspired by these Truths: “Glory be to you, Lord Jesus, my God and King, for you are worthy of all my wonder and worship! Help me to follow you today into the freedom you have prepared for your children. Amen.”