My posts come from my personal daily scripture readings and a part of my personal accountability. If we are going to grow as followers of Christ, we must be in the Word! If you miss these a few days, something has kept me from it; but if they're gone for too many days, call me on the carpet. We need to hold one another accountable. I follow the readings and journaling from lifejournal.me. Join me on this journey as our lives are to Reflect the Image-and Jesus IS the image. Peace, Carla Sunberg
Sunday, November 27, 2011
Surrounded by the Lord
Those who trust in the LORD Are as Mount Zion, which cannot be moved but abides forever.
(Psalms 125:1 NASB)
As the mountains surround Jerusalem, So the LORD surrounds His people From this time forth and forever.
(Psalms 125:2 NASB)
One of the surest things in this world is a mountain! Just this
week, sadly, a pilot learned that you cannot fly into a mountain, for
the mountain will not be moved! The Lord is reminding His people that
if they will simply put their trust in Him, they will be like a
mountain. They will be strong and firm, and yet that is not all, for in this state they will also be surrounded by the Lord. The Lord
Himself will be stronger than one mountain, but rather will be as the
mountains which surround Jerusalem. God's children will not be left
alone, but rather will be surrounded day in and day out by His mighty
What more could we want, but to be surrounded by the Lord? The
promises of God are great but they all rest upon whether or not we serve
Him, our Lord, in obedience! If we fail to serve Him out of an
obedient heart, we will fail. We will no longer be surrounded by Him,
or be provided protection by Him, but rather, we will be left bare and
fodder for the enemy.
Have you ever felt that way? Have you ever felt that all protection
was gone and you were stripped bare to face the world and everything
that could be thrown your way? If so, it's because you have left the
protection of the Lord on high! He is a mountain -- He does not move.
We are the ones who move away and suddenly we find that we have wandered
out of that place of protection and we are holding on and barely
surviving. What must we do? We must get back into the center of God's
will, into a life of holy obedience, and not be moved by the things of
this world. Spend time daily in His holy presence and allow Him to draw
you to the place where He can again surround you and you will be
Lord, please help me to be obedient and to remain in the center of your protective mountains. Amen.