"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
What does the word refuge mean to you?
What do you need/want refuge from?
How does God provide refuge for you?
Let me know what you think!!
"The eternal God is your refuge, and his everlasting arms are under you. He drives out the enemy before you..." (Deuteronomy 33:27, NLT)
"May you be richly rewarded by the LORD, the God of Israel, under whose wings you have come to take refuge." (Ruth 2:12, NIV)
"...you are a tower of refuge to the poor, O LORD, a tower of refuge to the needy in distress. You are a refuge from the storm and a shelter from the heat." (Isaiah 25:4, NLT)
"...let all who take refuge in you rejoice; let them sing joyful praises forever. Spread your protection over them, that all who love your name may be filled with joy." (Psalm 5:11, NLT)
"The LORD is good, a strong refuge when trouble comes. He is close to those who trust in him." (Nahum 1:7, NLT)
"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..."(2 Samuel 22:2-3, NLT)
"So God has given both his promise and his oath. These two things are unchangeable because it is impossible for God to lie. Therefore, we who have fled to him for refuge can have great confidence as we hold to the hope that lies before us." (Hebrews 6:8, NLT)
DEVOTIONAL OF THE WEEK:
God will protect you because He 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.
*Protect me as the apple of Your eye - hide me in the shadow of Your wings.
"I call on you, my God, for you will answer me; turn your ear to me and hear my prayer. Show me the wonders of your great love, you who save by your right hand those who take refuge in you from their foes. Keep me as the apple of your eye; hide me in the shadow of your wings..."
(Psalm 17:6-8, NIV)
(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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