Hebrews 11:1-2 MSG “The fundamental fact of existence is that this trust in God, this faith, is the firm foundation under everything that makes life worth living. It’s our handle on what we can’t see. The act of faith is what distinguished our ancestors, set them above the crowd.” We read in Matthew 7 about two different kinds of people. The first man decided to put in the time and effort required to have a solid foundation for his house. He labored and toiled to make sure that when a storm came, his home would still be standing. Sure, it…
“I will love thee, O LORD, my strength. The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower.” Psalm 18:1-2 David wrote this Psalm of thanksgiving unto the Lord for delivering Him from His enemies. He used many adjectives to describe what God meant to him. He had been pursued by Saul, and at times felt like there was no victory in sight. But he knew that it was God’s plan for him to be king of Israel,…
“And the LORD said, Behold, there is a place by me, and thou shalt stand upon a rock” Exodus 33:21
Moses desired to see God, and God told him that no man could see His face. But if he would stand on the rock, He would cover Him with His hand until His glory passed by, and then he would see his hinder parts. As Moses had this experience with God, it gave him strength to continue his duty leading the children of Israel.
We need to find a secret place each day to meet with the Lord. We need to make sure that our feet are settled on the solid rock. Early morning is the best time for this as we satisfy our spiritual thirst, and gain the strength to face the day. All day long, we can draw on that early morning experience, periodically worshipping the Lord and partaking of His Spirit.
Just as drinking water in the morning and several times throughout the day can prevent our natural bodies from becoming dehydrated, so spending time in the presence of the Lord early in the day, and worshiping periodically through the day, will keep our soul saturated with His Spirit, and our feet on the Rock.
Prayer: Jesus, you are the solid rock on which we stand, keep us firmly planted.
Devotion by: Anne Johnston