Yield to the Shield

God’s not going to force His shield on you.  If you’re fighting it, He’ll withdraw.  He will wait until your heart is open to Him, but in the interim – o, forceful one – where is your shield?

YIELD TO OUR MASTER, and receive His blessings and benefits in protection for you. Learn to receive.  For, if you take the reins, it’s all on you, and you don’t know what you’re doing! Without Him, no one does…

Purple Cross and Shield for GSMYield to God’s Shield, beloved.  Yield, receive, and be glad. Amen.

His Face

God has shown me the folly of this world, the wasteful array of its pursuits, the trouble it breeds.

Before I paid attention I was part of all its frenzy… of its lusts and deception… of the dark and wearied places.

But when Light truly shined upon my face in ways that I could understand… I changed.

When humility sheathed me in its breast – I recovered… and lived.

The “lie” of life is that God does not exist and does not care.  Cruel deception says He does not intervene in the affairs of men.

But He does.

And desperate caring from His unerring Breath of Life rekindled the refuse of my dust to flames of holiness. I  have been set apart for blessing and I know it.  Now I behold His Face.

 


A Prayer of Thanks

Merciful Father, I thank You so much for the mercy You’ve shown to me.  Thank You for always speaking to me in the ways I need and for causing me to listen “intelligently”, with humility as my banner, first.  My life is in Your hands.

God, You mean everything to me, and I will follow You all the days of my life.  I promise.

In the Name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit I pray.

Amen.