Under the Shadow of His Wings—Day 2

By on Oct 16, 2018 in Under the Shadow of His Wings | 0 comments

Under The Shadow of His Wings—Day 2 Psalms 91 “He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High, will abide in the shadow of the Almighty.”  My eldest daughter was almost five, and we were at the park playing when a large dog approached us, and out of fear she began to run.  The dog’s owner called his dog before it gave chase. When my daughter returned to my side I shared with her how dangerous it is to run away from me when I am her protection.  I asked her if she trusted me to keep her safe, she replied, “Yes.” Since then, I have taught all of my children that whenever trouble comes to get right to me and stay with me. Question: What do you do when trouble comes chasing? Do you stay close to God? Or, do you, out of fear, run away from the One who is able to keep you safe? Psalms 91 is a hymn with the goal of encouraging and instructing those who had committed themselves to God’s...

Under the Shadow of His Wings

By on Oct 15, 2018 in Under the Shadow of His Wings | 0 comments

Under The Shadow of His Wings Psalms 91  “He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.” While enjoying one of my adventures of Colorado, I took a long hike through The Castle Wood Canyon. It took a couple of hours to reach the rim as I made my ascent up the side of the canyon wall. While hiking along the rim, the sun was scorching and I was vulnerable to the elements. There were no trees to provide shade. I was in open space and at higher elevation (closer to the sun), the sun seemed determined to show no mercy. I remember thinking, ‘I wish that I had some relief from this energy draining sun’ when all of a sudden I felt a coolness envelope me. Curiosity overwhelmed me because, while I was experiencing a relief from the elements, I noticed how the sun seemed to continue shining all around me. So, I looked up and there were not one, not two, not...

Covered By the Same Garment—Day 5

By on Oct 12, 2018 in Covered By The Same Garment | 0 comments

Covered By the Same Garment—Day 5 Galatians 3: 26-29 “For you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus.  For all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ.  There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free man, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus.  And if you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s descendants, heirs according to promise.” As we come to the conclusion of another weekly devotional series, let us meditate on this thought:  We are the sons of God, and we are one. The truth is, most believers believe they are God’s child.  However, the problem is, we often fail to relate to each other as if we are one. Question: What good are we to each other if we refuse to function as one—as God intended? As believers, it is imperative that we throw off allowing society to...

Covered By the Same Garment—Day 4

By on Oct 11, 2018 in Covered By The Same Garment | 0 comments

Covered By the Same Garment—Day 4 Galatians 3: 26-29 “For you are all one in Christ Jesus.” We began this devotional series this week stating how this particular passage is used to address or defend many of our radical revolutionary agendas. It’s the passage we often use to speak against injustice, inequality or other social concerns within our society.  However, as we continue to meditate on this passage let us not forget who the audience is.  Paul is speaking to those who have already professed a hope in Jesus Christ. He makes it clear that before coming to Christ, we had our differences; however, now that we have been baptized in Christ, we are all one. Did we catch that turn?  Before Christ, it was about inequalities within the racial dynamics, economic status, or sexual distinctions. Yet, after Christ, it is about being one in Christ. Paul makes it clear that the...

Covered By the Same Garment—Day 3

By on Oct 10, 2018 in Covered By The Same Garment | 0 comments

Covered By the Same Garment—Day 3 Galatians 3: 26-29 “There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free man, there is neither male nor female.” What would we do if we hear someone praying and their prayer goes like this? “I thank You, God, You did not make me a Gentile,  I thank You, God, You did not make me to be a slave, and I thank You, God, You made me a man and not a woman.” Immediately, for some of us there would be animosity in our hearts with the thought of, how dare you think you are better than I am. Well, this was believed to be the Morning Prayer for a Jewish man.  He would thank God that he was not made a Gentile, a slave or a woman because they were disqualified from several of the religious privileges. However, in our devotional passage, Paul is stressing that the old guard and inequalities have come to an end.  A new standard has been...