Tuesday, February 16, 2010

God Flooding me with Peace...

Deuteronomy 33:12 (emphasis mine)

“Let the beloved of the Lord (that’s us) rest secure in Him, for He shields him all day long, and the one the Lord loves (that’s us again) rests between His shoulders.”

This verse brings me so much peace every time I read it. I have been meditating on it a lot lately because I want to be flooded with God’s peace and need to be flooded with God’s peace.

I love this whole verse it says so much in only a few words.

Let the beloved of the Lord…it calls us His beloved and that is TRULY what we are. I know I HAVE to be reminded of this ALL the time and I still forget and sometimes just can’t bring myself to believe that I am HIS beloved at all. I am though…WE ARE HIS BELOVED…all of us…righteous and unrighteous.

…rest secure in Him…It tells us to rest secure in God, gives us permission to rest secure in him. Now I don’t know about you but sometimes it’s like I NEED permission to rest in Him. It’s because I’m a fixer, but I’m really supposed to let Him be the fixer and to REST SECURE in Him. When I look back on my life since asking Jesus to be my life I can see the times I took over and really messed things up; but the times when I let go and let God are the times He was able to fix things. That makes me think; maybe if I stopped taking over so much God wouldn’t have so much fixing to do and could really do some neat things. Hhhhmmm food for thought.

…for He shields him all day long…WOW! Ok when I think about this part and the truth that there is a CONSTANT spiritual battle going on for my soul everyday this Floods me with peace!! You know our enemy NEVER gives up, he never stops his plot to win us over not for even a second, he is always up to something even when it feels like he has taken a break, that too is a lie he’s formulated and hopes we’ll believe. This part of the verse says that God SHEILDS HIM ALL DAY LONG…we need God’s shield all day long. We need to be looking for His shield too so that we can acknowledge Him and thank Him and praise Him for all He is doing. We need to be conscious of our Lord who is ALWAYS conscious of us. It’s so easy to go through our days and never acknowledge Him once. Last week I went a whole week without reading His Word one time. Sure I can argue about how tough the week was and busy and this and that…not once had God ever been too busy for me or you. Hhhhmmm…He shields him ALL DAY LONG.

…and the one the Lord loves…OH HOW HE LOVE US, OH HOW HE LOVE US…unconditionally, meaning completely without condition. Our little minds find that very hard to compute because that’s not how we love at all. This world doesn’t teach us to love that way…but God does. He loves us when we are lazy, mad, ugly, angry, sinning, bashing, gossiping, cursing, lying, hating, coveting, being jealous, being selfish, etc. The list goes on and on and on. The bible says NOTHING can separate us from the love of God…except OUR OWN sin. But then God stands ready to forgive and remove that separation. I can imagine his utter heartache until we finally allow the separation to be removed. OH HOW HE LOVES US.

…rests between his shoulders…another part that just absolutely FLOODS me with PEACE. I imagine a baby after being soothed and rocked to sleep laying on it’s mother or father’s chest…eye’s closed, mouth open, drool pooling, body COMPLETELY relaxed, not a care in the world. Fed, Soothed, Rocked, and RESTING BETWEEN HIS SHOULDERS. I imagine a time when I laid prostrate on the Kids Camp Chapel floor while chains broke off of me, while I RESTED BETWEEN HIS SHOULDERS. I imagine the moment I knew my husband was the one and I fully understood what God meant two years earlier when He told me that I would have to give my husband back to him, I see that moment when I wept tears of utter joy and pain as I realize that was happening in that very moment…and I RESTED BETWEEN HIS SHOULDERS. I imagine a time when sitting at my desk I felt completely calm and collected only days after an anxiety attack like no other and I was RESTING BETWEEN HIS SHOULDERS.

Yes I love this verse. It speaks to me. It was always meant to speak to me. God wrote it for me. God wrote it for You.

Deuteronomy 33:12

“Let the beloved of the Lord rest secure in Him, for He shields him all day long, and the one the Lord loves rests between His shoulders.”