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The Lord’s Unfailing Love Surrounds The One Who Trusts In Him

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Psalm 32

Psalm 32

Of David. A maskil.[a]

Blessed is the one
    whose transgressions are forgiven,
    whose sins are covered.
Blessed is the one
    whose sin the Lord does not count against them
    and in whose spirit is no deceit.

When I kept silent,
    my bones wasted away
    through my groaning all day long.
For day and night
    your hand was heavy on me;
my strength was sapped
    as in the heat of summer.[b]

Then I acknowledged my sin to you
    and did not cover up my iniquity.
I said, “I will confess
    my transgressions to the Lord.”
And you forgave
    the guilt of my sin.

Therefore let all the faithful pray to you
    while you may be found;
surely the rising of the mighty waters
    will not reach them.
You are my hiding place;
    you will protect me from trouble
    and surround me with songs of deliverance.

I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go;
    I will counsel you with my loving eye on you.
Do not be like the horse or the mule,
    which have no understanding
but must be controlled by bit and bridle
    or they will not come to you.
10 Many are the woes of the wicked,
    but the Lord’s unfailing love
    surrounds the one who trusts in him.

11 Rejoice in the Lord and be glad, you righteous;
    sing, all you who are upright in heart

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God’s Power is at Work in You…Prayer for Spiritual Power

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Ephesians 3:14 NIV  For this reason I kneel before the Father[c] 15 from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named. 16 I pray that He may grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with power in the inner man through His Spirit, 17 and that the Messiah may dwell in your hearts through faith. I pray that you, being rooted and firmly established in love, 18 may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the length and width, height and depth of God’s love, 19 and to know the Messiah’s love that surpasses knowledge, so you may be filled with all the fullness of God.

20 Now to Him who is able to do above and beyond all that we ask or think according to the power that works in us— 21 to Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.

As I took my walk today, this verse just kept coming up in my spirit.  I could not remember all of it at first, but the words ‘according to His power that is at work within us’ just kept coming up over and over in my mind with such an intensity and fervency I determined to look it up later.

I ended up getting busy with something but when I went to bed, yet again, I could not sleep because I could not get this phrase out of my mind.  As the Lord began to break it down for me, I couldn’t sleep because I was too EXCITED!!  Let us study this verse out and think about the ramifications of it.

‘…according to His power….’  I began to think about who ‘His’ was.  ‘His’ is referring to God!  It isn’t my power, it isn’t the power of the most influential person I know or even the most influential person!  This power is the same power ‘no foe can withstand’ according to Psalm 91, which we know to be satan and any and all of his evil devices.  

The definition of ‘power’ according to Webster’s dictionary is :

 1 ability to act or produce an effect,  capacity for being acted upon or undergoing an effect,  legal or official authority, capacity, or right,  possession of control, authority, or influence over others, one having such power; specifically :  a sovereign state,  a controlling group :  establishment —often used in the phrase the powers that be, archaic :  a force of armed men,chiefly dialect :  a large number or quantity,  physical might, mental or moral efficacy, political control or influence, plural :  an order of angels — see celestial hierarchy
 

 
When I saw this definition, it is literally all of Psalm 91 coming alive in us, who are the saints of God.  It is Isaiah 53 at work on our behalf and winning the battle over the enemy of our lives.  It covers anything we may face physically, mentally, politically, emotionally, and financially!  It even encompasses something angels would come to fight for you and for your benefit in the realm of the Spirit, just as they did for Daniel when he prayed and waited 21 days on His answer from God.
 
Another way of picturing this power would be, such as, when we go to the doctor.  Whether our symptoms are a lacking of energy, having fever, possibly an inability to sleep, etc. the doctor does the same thing for each of these maladies.   He will order tests to determine what is happening in our body and then he will prescribe medicine, some type of  treatment, or vitamins and supplements that address the problem to correct it.   The doctor is, in essence saying, ‘Take this medicine and it will correct the problem and you will be as good as new.’  
 
 We then get the prescription filled and take the medicine.   We know it goes into our body and  it begins to form a combative chemistry that attacks the bacteria or root cause of the illness.   It forms a power, if you will, to target the problem and end it thereby healing our body!
     
We may even picture the medicine as we take it  going to that area that is making us sick, forming anti-bodies that are stronger than the germ or bacteria that is wreaking havoc on us and see it killing it, whereby allowing good, healthy cells to form again so our health is restored.  

This is what happens when the power of God begins to manifest for your need.  There is a power so strong we cannot even imagine its capacity that begins to literally do a work FOR you and inside you!  

God is able to go beyond ALL we could ever ask or think to ask and His power resides within us bringing the unseen to the place where we not only see it, but we have it!!  Whether it is healing, salvation from a terrible situation, or to take us, or bring us to great things, that great power is working in all of us to do ALL that is needed in our lives!

It is doing for and in you what you could NEVER do for yourself whether you lived a million years, knew the most influential people in the world,  and had full favor with them…no flesh has the power to bring the blessing and fruition of the blessing of God to your life BUT God and that is what is happening on the inside of you, even now!  

How do we get that power to work within us to full capacity and guarantee it continues to work within us bringing about the changes we need in our lives?  According to the verses above this one, when we are rooted and grounded in the love of God it sets this power in motion.  

Love is the most powerful force on the face of the earth!  Love can do what strength, words, and laws cannot.  You can’t stop it if you tried.  It is  power unleashed and unstoppable!  It has a force that cannot be caught, halted, or depleted.

Have you ever seen a mother with her baby?  If you know anything about mothers and children, you know there is nothing you can say or do to change the heart of a good mother toward her child!  She would lay her life down for that baby, no matter how old the baby may be!  

It doesn’t matter how much that child has misbehaved at school, it doesn’t matter how bad their attitude is.  You better be very careful how you tell a mother their baby was less than an angel that day even if you were an eye witness to it!  You could prove to the mother they threw the toys, took someone else’s cookies, and even kicked you, the teacher, in the shin!  That mother will nod her head, hold that child’s hand, and love it all the more.  Instead of anger, you will see a look of  understanding, even compassion.  She may even go on to make excuses such as, “Well, they didn’t get their nap, they were up late, we were rushed.”  This mother isn’t meaning to excuse the child’s behavior, but her love has her covering the multitude of the child’s sin!  

She will take them home, they will be corrected, but be sure once the correction has been administered, so will hugs and her love will be multiplied.  NOTHING you can say, prove, or do will alter or change the intensity of the love a mother has for her child.  The more someone tries to stop love, the stronger it will flourish!  That is POWER!  It knows no bounds and it never fails to produce and multiply…that is what is at work in you and me!  

No matter how much we have messed up, behaved badly, screwed up chance after chance, God corrects us and then even more love than we knew before is extended and that power continues to work mightily in us to bring about the sure end to any deficit in character.  It brings a sure end to any problem we could never overcome on our own. It brings the healing the doctor had no prescription for!  It brings the POWER of the BLESSING straight to you in any and every form you need it to be in!!

Stay in God’s love, and His power will stay in you!

 

 

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BIBLE VERSE OF THE DAY-God’s Word Brings Hope

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BIBLE VERSE OF THE DAY

Psalms 119:114 (NIV)

You are my refuge and my shield; I have put my hope in your word.
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Bible Verse of the Day-Our Lives Are Lived For Christ Jesus

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BIBLE VERSE OF THE DAY

 

Colossians 3:17 (NIV)

And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

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Bible Verse of the Day-Blessed is the One Who Does Not Walk in Step With the Wicked

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BIBLE VERSE OF THE DAY

Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers, but whose delight is in the law of the Lord, and who meditates on his law day and night.        Psalm 1:1-2 NIV

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