Tuesday, April 26, 2011


The Untouchables.

That would be you and me.

I was inspired by a recent post written by a dear sister in the Lord, Sandra"God Shut the Door" posted on April 13, 2011 – (I'd encourage you to visit her blog, you’ll be mightily blessed indeed!)

In it, she talked about how we are *shut in* by the Lord.

Her first Scripture reference came from Genesis, about how it was God that shut the door to the ark. He closed the door on those He wanted to keep safe…

"Then the LORD closed the door behind them." (Genesis 7:16)

It got me thinking.

It is this way with us, too.

We are being held safe for our glorious future. We are being held strong for salvation. We are being held secure against anything and anyone who would attempt to snatch us away from God.

Not gonna happen!

Is this not the perfect antidote to all the worries of the world?!

Many things can happen to my finances, my health, my influence, my possessions – many things can steal my safety, my strength, my security…in this life.

And the enemy throws all he's got against me – doesn't he do it to you, too?

He can even kill my body – but he'll never, ever get my soul!

It's sealed – it's safe, and strong, and secure. It's been *shut in* by the hand of the Lord.

I have been greatly encouraged by this fact. God protects methe very heart of me the real me.

He says to me – "Don't be afraid of those who threaten you. They cannot touch your soul. It belongs to Me."

Shut in – sealed – safe and secure.

Nothing can shake God's love or dislodge His Spirit from within me.

Yes, I still feel the waves of turmoil incessantly battering against me. Yes, the wailing winds of difficulty still howl unmercifully. I am rocked and tossed and thrown about.

Sometimes I just feel like hunkering down in the dark and battening down the hatches.

But my ship steers steady and true to its ultimate destination. The Captain of My Soul keeps me on course.

And until I arrive in that Heavenly port, I am *shut in* protected by the strong and sure hands of the Covenant Keeperand I am safe.

How does God make you feel secure?

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  1. A convicting thought just passed through me this morning. Could I be showing God that I undervalue my soul when I take for granted His soul security but make such a big old thing about what Satan does to the temporal things? No Christian wants to think he is guilty of undervaluing the soul or taking his security for granted, but isn't that what I'm doing when I freak out under fire?

  2. "The Captain of My Soul keeps me on course."...woohoo! Praise the Lord! What a way to start my day....

  3. Oh thank you so much...and so true. He protects the "real" me, the other isn't eternal. I needed this after a weekend in which I had walked down the "what if" and "oh we made such horrible mistakes..can't we go back" time...God was there and still is and He protects "me"

  4. Blessings Sharon...




    STEADY COURSE... the Captain of my soul is Jesus!


    Sharon, (Peggy)I want to make a covenant with you. I want to put my instructions in your mind, and write them on your heart, deep within you, so that we are linked heart to heart. I will be your God and you will be my daughter. You won't need to be taught about me because you will know me already. And you’ll walk securely with me, because I will forgive you and won't even remember any of your sins against me."

    I need to be more vulnerable with God and allow Him in to those deep places; more personal and more accessible, knowing and trusting that I'm safe.

    How does God make me feel secure?"
    He wraps me in His arms, in His Word and sings or whispers His unfailing, continual love when
    I tremble, crumble or rest in Him... He is faithful. He makes me strong when I am weak. He encourages me through others. He steadies me when I quake. He steers me when I stray. He leads me when I let Him. He guides me when I surrender. He breathes His Spirit on me when I am out of breath, weary or my sail has lost its wind. He takes hold of my hand through the valleys and assures me that He's there and cares

    Missed your responses to Breaking Free but precious Karen came and filled the gap. Hope to see you some time this week.

    Thanks for your reassuring words! Praise God for the yoke as I yield and pull together with Him.

    Peace and love,

  5. Forgot this LINK on a book:

    SECURE in HEART by Robin

    I just LOVE the series A CUP of SECURITY (archives)
    July 2010 (part 2) Letting Go of the Nest
    June 2010 (part 1) When God Stirs the Nest

    You know how I love EAGLE stories...

  6. I like this concept of being shut in by God; it is so comforting knowing that nothing can snatch us out of his eternal hands! We belong to him forever. That in itself should comfort us in times of anxiety and stress which we are always going to have in this world. Jesus didn't say "if" bad things happen, but "when" bad things happen. He knew how hard life is. It is good to know though we are secure in his arms!

    (love Mimi's food! We have one here, about 10 miles away; love their muffins!!!!; sounds like a nice Easter you had!)


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  8. Oh Sharon, you have me lifting up a praise unto Him. So thankful that I'm secure in Him.

  9. Even when things are not right - they are right!

  10. Hi Sharon -

    Thank you so much for the mention. I sincerely appreciate it.

    I love this post, Sharon. It says so much that struck deeply.

    You expressed, "It's sealed – it's safe, and strong, and secure. It's been *shut in* by the hand of the Lord.

    "He says to me – "Don't be afraid of those who threaten you. They cannot touch your soul. It belongs to Me.

    "Shut in – sealed – safe and secure.

    "Nothing can shake God's love or dislodge His Spirit from within me."

    Oh! Glory Hallelujah!

    GOD makes me feel secure, Sharon, in so many ways. One main way is constant proof that His Word is very pure and absolute truth. It is Spirit and it is LIFE and most of all - IT IS GOD! Thank You, Lord.

    Psalm 119:140 - KJV
    Thy word is very pure: therefore thy servant loveth it.

  11. Debbie - Thinking of these things also convicts me. I worry very much about temporal things - and death is still scary to me. I'm sure that this saddens God - whose Perfect Love guarantees my soul's safety and security. And yet, He understands. Jesus wrestled with temporal fear and pain and suffering. But after His prayer battle in Gethsemane, He emerged safe and strong and secure - serene in His faithful trust of His Father. That's the kind of peace I'm praying for.

    Karen - Love that you loved this!! Glad to have steered your day in the right direction!

    Janette - Oh goodness! I totally get what you're saying. I have frequent rider miles on the "what if" train. Once I hop on board, my mind races faster and faster to a disastrous ending. Yes, I am consoled by the fact that God protects the real "me" - no matter what. Maybe it's time for me to disembark, and get on the Trust Train.

    Peggy - Love your additional thoughts from the Word. Yes, God is the ONLY safe person - He's unchanging. He's the ONLY safe place - He never leaves us. He holds us tenderly and securely. I was very touched by your answer to how God makes you feel secure. That was beautifully said. I will check out those links - and I will be by to catch up with Beth Moore - I did Ch. 33 and 34 yesterday :)

    Betty - I am absolutely thrilled by that verse - that I cannot be snatched out of God's hands. Reminds me of when Jesus told Peter that the very gates of hell cannot prevail against us! Also love the end of Romans 8 - nothing can ever separate us from God's love! Amen to that. (I brought a blueberry muffin home from Mimi's to eat for dinner! Yum...)

    Wanda - I will lift up my hands with you in praise! We are held securely - forever! Oh, how we worship an Almighty God!

    Sandie - Simple and true. God's right is always right. And that is a sure thing in an increasingly unsure, unsteady world.

    Sandra - I was pleased to mention you - you bless me. I would have to agree with you - the Word of God is a blessed source of security. I can't tell you how many times I have literally run to my Bible to read something from Him to calm me, or encourage me, or reassure me. And I am always led to something that restores my soul. Praise Him for His LIVING Word - and that He loves me enough to speak to my heart, and hold me securely.



"So [I] have been greatly encouraged in the midst of [my] troubles and suffering, dear brothers and sisters, because you have remained strong in your faith. It gives [me] new life to know that you are standing firm in the Lord. How [I] thank God for you!" (1 Thessalonians 3:7-9)

Thanks for your comments - it is such a joy to be sharing my journey with friends like YOU!

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