Friday, September 13, 2013
"FAN THE FLAME" FRIDAY- Refuge
Welcome to "Fan the Flame" Friday.
This is a weekly post that will be "short and sweet" (kinda like me...)
Just a word and a question (or few)…just a little something to
"fan the flame" of your creativity!
And, to further fan those faith-filled flames (try saying that 10 times in a row!) – I'm adding my favorite devotional from the week!
Today's word: refuge
How would you define the word refuge?
What are the things in your life that you need refuge from?
How does the Lord provide refuge from the storms of life?
In what ways can we take refuge in Him?
Let me know what you think!!
"...The LORD is my rock, my fortress, and my savior; my God is my rock, in whom I find protection. He is my shield, the power that saves me, and my place of safety. He is my refuge, my savior, the one who saves me...I called on the LORD, who is worthy of praise, and he saved me from my enemies."
(2 Samuel 22:2-4, NLT)
"But let all who take refuge in you be glad; let them ever sing for joy. Spread your protection over them, that those who love your name may rejoice in you." (Psalm 5:11, NIV)
"The LORD is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold." (Psalm 18:2, NIV)
"The LORD is good, a strong refuge when trouble comes. He is close to those who trust in him." (Nahum 1:7, NLT)
"There will be a shelter to give shade from the heat by day, and refuge and protection from the storm and the rain." (Isaiah 4:6, NASB)
(***Look up the word refuge in a concordance - there are SO many wonderful and encouraging words in Scripture that talk about the awesome refuge we find in the Lord!***)
DEVOTIONAL OF THE WEEK:
Even though we are encouraged to call on God throughout Scripture, the average person looks for human solutions first, rather than considering God's loving attention. Over and over He promises His assistance and grace to those who call on Him in their time of need. Regardless of what the crisis in your life may be, lay your problem before Him in trust...
*Give me your peace so that I can see things from Your perspective and make the right decisions.
"This is why I remind you to fan into flames the spiritual gift God gave you…For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline." (2 Timothy 1:6-7)
(Devotional from: "Grace for Each Moment" Compiled by Kylie Munger from devotionals by Solly Ozrovech, c. 2008, Christian Art Gifts, RSA)
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