Gail Rodgers Sharing the Journey

Light On My Path Part 30 - Time to Move

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 you from (hidden snares) 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 (your defensive fortification) rampart.” Psalm 91:1-4 NIV (italics mine)

prayer & reflection

Father God,

Thank you for the wonderful invitation to make Your presence my dwelling place. I often visit Your presence but I see today that You call me to live there.

Help me to recognize when I begin feeling too familiar in the dwelling places of self pity, discouragement and even self condemnation. Help me to pay attention to when my moods move me to places I do not wish to live.

Thank you that when I am aware of where I allow myself to live then I can make the choice to move. Your presence is so inviting. Sheltered and resting in Your shadow is where I want to be.

Moving to Your presence means choosing to open the door of where I am now and inviting You in.

Today I take the key You offer me… the key to Your presence is the declaration of where I will put my focus today… “And I will say of the LORD, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust”.

You are my stability and my anchor. You are my refuge and my safe place. Your faithfulness is the shield that I need around me today.

Yes Lord, I choose today to declare my trust in You. I choose today to acknowledge where I have been living. By Your grace and with Your help I will move today. Fill me with Your Holy Spirit and may I sense the shift within my spirit as I lean into Your amazing place of safety and refuge. Guide my thoughts and my steps this day.

In the powerful name of Jesus I pray with thanksgiving in my heart, amen.