Happy Friday Family! I’m sending love from NYC and sharing a message that I think most of us can relate to, and a scripture that I believe I’ve shared before—but God’s Word isn’t to be rationed, but shared repeatedly so that we can embrace and live it. So please share this message with everyone you know.
God is our protector and provider.
Your Sun and Shield
“For the LORD God is a sun and shield; the LORD bestows favor and honor; no good thing does he withhold from those whose walk is blameless.”
(Psalm 84:11, NIV)
TODAY’S WORD from Joel and Victoria
God wants to pour out His favor and goodness in your life. He longs to be your sun and shield. What does that mean? The sun lights our way; it keeps us warm; it nourishes the plants of the earth so that we can have food. The entire earth is sustained by its relationship to the sun, and God wants to sustain you through your relationship with Him. He wants to be your shield of protection against all the fiery darts of the enemy, and He wants to light and direct your path.
Is there someone or something else you’ve been relying on for protection or direction? Why don’t you let go of whatever you’ve been leaning on and choose to lean of God. Open your heart and trust that He has great things for your future. Receive His favor, blessing and protection today because He is your sun and shield!
A PRAYER FOR TODAY
Father, thank You for directing and guiding me. Thank You for nourishing my heart and mind as I daily put my trust in You. Show me Your ways so that I can walk with You all the days of my life in Jesus’ name! Amen.
— Joel & Victoria Osteen
Questions of the Day
1. Who or what have you been relying upon instead of God for protection or direction?
2. Why have you been relying upon this thing or person(s)?
3. What has evolved/transpired/developed as an effect of your reliance?
4. Are you satisfied with these developments? Why or why not?
5. What’s the greatest risk that you take by relying upon God for protection and direction?
6. Are you willing to take the first step in accepting this risk? Why or why not?
7. If there is something holding you back, what is it and how do you think you can overcome it?
Feel free to share your answers, prayers, comments, and reflections in the comment section below. You can also send me an email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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