Welcome to "SATURDAY STROLL!"
In these posts I will be interacting with Scripture – making it a conversational walk of faith.
Sometimes we'll be talking with Jesus, sometimes God will be talking with us.
There might even be *guest appearances* by some of our beloved characters from the Bible!
So put on your walking shoes – you know we can all use the exercise!
LACE UP - TODAY WE'RE GOING ON A HIKE!
Praise the LORD…
Praise: expression of admiration, worship/sing somebody's praises with enthusiasm
"I will PRAISE you forever, O God, for what you have done. I will trust in your good name in the presence of your faithful people." (Psalm 52:9)
Who is my rock…
Rock: dependable person/One that is similar to or suggestive of a mass of stone in stability, firmness, or dependability
"He is the ROCK; his deeds are perfect. Everything he does is just and fair. He is a faithful God who does no wrong; how just and upright he is!" (Deuteronomy 32:4)
He trains my hands…
Train: teach skills/prepare, coach, educate, instruct, guide/make someone better
"TRAIN even your weaklings to be warriors." (Joel 3:10)
War: conflict, combat, confrontation, hostility/serious effort to end something/to be in struggle
"Dear friends, I warn you as 'temporary residents and foreigners' to keep away from worldly desires that wage WAR against your very souls." (1 Peter 2:11)
And gives my fingers skill…
Skill: power to do something well/something requiring training to do well/ability, expertise, proficiency, competence
"If the ax is dull and its edge unsharpened, more strength is needed but SKILL will bring success." (Ecclesiastes 10:10, NIV)
Battle: a hostile encounter or engagement between opposing forces/a sustained fight/Fight or struggle tenaciously to achieve or resist something
"When you go into BATTLE in your own land against an enemy who is oppressing you…you will be remembered by the LORD your God and rescued from your enemies." (Numbers 10:9, NIV)
He is my loving ally…
Ally: friend, helper, supporter, partner/Someone who advocates for and supports
"The LORD's chosen ALLY will carry out his purpose..." (Isaiah 48:14, NIV)
And my fortress…
Fortress: permanent stronghold/a heavily protected and impenetrable place/a place of defense, exceptional security
"The name of the LORD is a strong FORTRESS; the godly run to him and are safe." (Proverbs 18:10)
My tower of safety…
Safety: freedom from danger/secure from harm or evil/the state of being certain that adverse effects will not be caused by someone else
"You will be secure, because there is hope; you will look about you and take your rest in SAFETY." (Job 11:18, NIV)
Rescuer: Savior, champion, liberator, redeemer/Someone who removes one from danger
"A deliverer, and RESCUER, and doer of signs and wonders in the heavens and in earth is He who hath delivered..." (Daniel 6:27, Young's Literal Translation)
He is my shield…
Shield: protection or defense/a broad piece of armor for protection against hurled weapons
"My SHIELD is God Most High, who saves the upright in heart."
(Psalm 7:10, NIV)
And I take refuge in Him…
Refuge: safe haven, sanctuary, shelter/a place that provides cover/protection from blame/something beneath, behind, or within that protects a person from storms
"For You have been a REFUGE for me, a tower of strength against the enemy." (Psalm 61:3, NASB)
(Selah [celah], is an exclamation that we should measure and reflect upon what has been said)
(Main selection from Psalm 144)
What are your thoughts on this Saturday Stroll?
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