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: rescue
How would you define the word rescue?
How did God rescue you, personally, from temptation or illness or fear or a desperate situation (or any other circumstance that occurred in your life)?
Take a moment and ponder what it really took for God to rescue us. How might you show Him your gratitude today?
Let me know what you think!!
(There were so many great verses about *rescue* that I had trouble choosing!!)
"'They will fight against you but will not overcome you, for I am with you and will rescue you,' declares the LORD." (Jeremiah 1:19, NIV)
"'Because you trusted me, I will give you your life as a reward. I will rescue you and keep you safe. I, the LORD, have spoken!'" (Jeremiah 39:18, NLT)
"'Even to your old age and gray hairs I am he, I am he who will sustain you. I have made you and I will carry you; I will sustain you and I will rescue you.'" (Isaiah 46:4, NIV)
"Rescue those who are being taken away to death..." (Proverbs 24:11, ESV)
"Reach down your hand from on high; deliver me and rescue me from the mighty waters..." (Psalm 144:7, NIV)
"In your righteousness, rescue me and deliver me; turn your ear to me and save me." (Psalm 71:2, NIV)
"And don't let us yield to temptation, but rescue us from the evil one." (Matthew 6:13, NLT)
"And he did rescue us from mortal danger, and he will rescue us again. We have placed our confidence in him, and he will continue to rescue us."
(2 Corinthians 1:10, NLT)
"Jesus gave his life for our sins, just as God our Father planned, in order to rescue us from this evil world in which we live." (Galatians 1:4, NLT)
"Giving thanks to the Father who did make us meet for the participation of the inheritance of the saints in the light, who did rescue us out of the authority of the darkness, and did translate [us] into the reign of the Son of His love..." (Colossians 1:12-13, YLT)
"The Lord will rescue me from every evil attack and will bring me safely to his heavenly kingdom. To him be glory for ever and ever. Amen."
(2 Timothy 4:18, NIV)
DEVOTIONAL OF THE WEEK:
You are the apple of God's eye. God will...answer your cries of distress; He is bending down, compassionate and interested in your prayer. Believe in your heart that God will use His power to protect you. When you look to God with expectation, you receive the protection you so desperately seek...God is willing and able to protect you faithfully. He is the only One who can truly shield and protect you, so lay your cares at His feet.
*Hide me in the shadow of Your wings.
(Devotional from: "Grace for Each Moment" Compiled by Kylie Munger from devotionals by Solly Ozrovech, c. 2008, Christian Art Gifts, RSA)
"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)
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