In the present day’s Textual content and Considered Encouragement:
“Preserve and defend me, O God, for in You I’ve discovered refuge, and in You do I put my belief and conceal myself. I say to the Lord, ‘You might be my Lord; I’ve not good beside or past You…The Lord is my chosen and assigned portion, my cup; You maintain and preserve my lot.’”
A Psalm of David
Psalm 16: 1, 2, 5
“O God, thank You
That Your guarantees are legitimate
So long as the world lasts.
They don’t abruptly dissolve
When my religion is feeble
And my braveness fails.
When You’ve gotten given a promise
You’ll carry out it
Sight or no sight
Feeling or no feeling.
You might take me
By the darkest night time
The deepest waters.
The very worst might occur
However out of it
You’ll deliver the easiest
For Your Phrase stays safe.
Lord, preserve me devoted in my belief.
Once I can articulate no different prayer
Could my ready coronary heart
Ruth Harms Calkin
Preserve Me Trustworthy
In the present day’s Examine Textual content:
“My God hath despatched His angel, and hath shut the lions’ mouths, that they haven’t harm me.”
Daniel 6: 22
“Earthly Energy Versus Heavenly Function “ Half 34
“God’s Guardians” Half C
“The Angel of the Lord encamps round those that worry Him, who revere and worship Him with awe and every of them He delivers.”
Psalm 34: 7
Have I ever had an occasion in my life the place I believed that “God’s Guardians” – angels – have been despatched to guard me personally?
“The angels are the dispensers and directors of the divine beneficence towards us; they regard our security, undertake our protection, direct our methods, and train a continuing solicitude that no evil befalls us.”
“For He’ll give His angels particular cost over you to accompany and defend and protect you in all of your methods of obedience and repair.”
Psalm 91: 11
I wish to start right now’s devotional with a prayer penned by Angels Ashwin, primarily based on Psalm 91: 11 – one of the crucial acknowledged passages of Scripture, which provides us perception into the work of the heavenly beings we name “angels”:
“Blessed Lord of angels and archangels,
We reward You for the brightness of Your love.
Give Your angels cost over us,
to protect us towards the powers of evil.
Could these beings of sunshine
encircle and defend us,
in order that we might serve You higher
and by no means lose our imaginative and prescient of Your
All through the Bible, in each the Outdated and New Testaments, tales are advised which open our eyes to the truth that angels seem as helpers, as within the case of Hagar, who when despatched away from Abraham’s camp, was inspired with a promise delivered to her by an angel who advised her that, “Thou artwork with youngster, and shalt bear a son, and shalt name his identify Ishmael; as a result of the Lord hath heard thy affliction” (Genesis 16: 11, Ok.J.V.). At different occasions, God despatched angels repeatedly with steering and instruction all through the journey of the youngsters of Israel from Egypt to Canaan. Moreover, within the e-book of Zechariah, the prophet has conversations with an angel on a number of events. In truth, Zechariah used the particular phrase: “the angel of the Lord talked,” eight completely different occasions in his quick e-book among the many “minor” prophets.
Writer John Michael Mountney, in a prayer he penned in regards to the lifetime of Jesus and angels, leaves us with these phrases:
“Lord of all creation, an angel foretold Your start and the start of lots of Your chosen servants: allow us to rejoice within the great order of angels.
Angels introduced Your start to the Shepherds with nice pleasure and reward; might our lips be all the time praising You.
Angles ministered to You in Your temptation and trial: be current, we pray, to all who’re in bother or oppression.
Angels introduced Your resurrection to Mary Magdalen: fill us with the peace of mind of Your risen energy.
Angels have been current at Your ascension into heaven: make us prepared for Your coming once more in nice glory.”
As we be aware from the above phrases, at each necessary level within the lifetime of Jesus, angels from heaven have been available to reward, encourage and honor the Savior of mankind.
In his insightful e-book entitled, Angels, first printed in 1975, Evangelist Billy Graham writes that angels are “God’s restoring servants, His heavenly messengers, (who) have inspired, sustained and lifted the spirits of many flagging saints; and so they have modified many hopeless circumstances into vivid prospects.” Pastor Graham additionally brings the work of angels right down to a extra private degree when he factors out that “angels are watching; they mark your path. They superintended the occasions of your life and defend the curiosity of the Lord God, all the time working to advertise His plans and to result in His highest will for you…We might not all the time pay attention to the presence of angels. We are able to’t all the time predict how they are going to seem…Usually they could be our companions with out our being conscious of their presence.”
After our automotive accident, when Jim and I had lastly gotten residence and have been making an attempt to get again on our ft once more, a number of the police who have been first to reach on the scene of the wreck came over us. They advised us, with a tone of amazement, “Your angels have been on-duty that day.” We shortly got here to acknowledge that only one inch extra and who is aware of what kind of catastrophic spinal accidents we each would have sustained – Jim in his neck and me in my decrease again. Simply as Daniel exclaimed to King Darius, “’My God’ hath despatched His angel” (Daniel 6: 22, Ok.J.V.). so Jim and I’ve, on many events, mentioned to one another, “Our God, despatched His angels.” I’m sure, in case your eyes have been opened, as have been Elisha’s servant, you’ll be actually amazed as you grew to become witness to the various occasions in your personal life when angels have been despatched to your support, encouragement, and safety.
Whereas nonetheless in a den of lions, God’s ambassador in Medo-Persia, the prophet Daniel testified to King Darius that “’My God’ hath despatched His angel.” What a triumphant assertion. What an excellent witness to the king. As creator Ruth Burgess so superbly expresses:
“We overlook the angels,
whom we can’t see for our blindness,
however who come when God decides
that we want their assist
once we are prepared
for what they can provide us.”
It nonetheless brings tears to my eyes once I recall the occasions of that fateful day, August 27th, when a younger man determined he wished to kill himself and he made the selection to deliberately trigger a head-on crash with a mixed influence of 145 miles per hour. But as laborious as that collision was, as Jim likes to say, “Heaven touched earth and mentioned no additional.” I’ve typically questioned what number of angels, “God’s Guardians” right here on earth, have been surrounding Jim and me and we simply couldn’t see them, however oh – “Our God” put them there to save lots of our lives.
It might be that on this very day you’re going by some horrid state of affairs that has you on the breaking level. After which one way or the other, someway, on this very day, the strain will likely be launched. The appropriate job will come alongside. The fractured relationship will likely be miraculously healed. The monetary burden will likely be rolled away. As a result of “Your God has despatched His angel!”
One in all my favourite old-time writers, J.R. Miller, in his devotional e-book, Glimpses By Life’s Home windows, shares these phrases in his ideas referred to as, “Unrecognized Angels”:
“There’s a image referred to as ‘The Angel of Comfort.’ A girl sits on the low rocks, searching upon the ocean. Desolation is all about her – not a flower, not a tree on the shore; solely sand, rocks, and breaking waves. Down into the waters her coronary heart’s treasures have gone. Her face is stony in its despairing grief. Nearly touching her shoulder, hovering over her bowed kind, is an angel, white-robed, softly hanging the strings of a harp.
Does the mourner understand how close to to her the angel is? Does she hear the celestial music? No! She sits in unconsciousness, unhappy and lonely, whereas God’s minister of consolation waits so shut, and whereas the notes of candy music fall unheeded on her ear.
Will not be the image true of many sorrowing ones? Is it not true of many lives, ravenous for blessings? Eager for God to ship His angel!
Keep in mind, angels come to us unaware, in disguise. Angels stroll with us, discuss with us, and will solely turn out to be identified to us when their locations are empty.
We don’t start to acknowledge the price of even our nearest human mates. With a wealth of treasured love, and virtually infinite helpfulness, they transfer beside us alongside the years; however their garb is obvious, and we don’t see the splendor that’s in them. It could be properly have been we to hope to have our eyes opened that we would see the widespread angels, the “Angels of Comfort,” God sends to bless our lives.”
Too Nice For Thee
“An angel touched me and he mentioned to me,
The journey, pilgrim, is simply too nice for thee,
However rise and eat and drink,
Thy meals is right here,
Thy Bread of Life,
Thy cruse of water clear,
Drawn from the brook, that doth as yesterday
move by the best way.
And thou shalt go in power on that pure meals,
Unto the Mount of God,
The place thy Lord’s face
Shall shine on thee,
On thee in thy low place,
Down at His ft, who was thy Energy and Keep,
By all the best way.”
Rose From Brier
“Eternal God, You’ve gotten ordained and constituted in an exquisite order the ministries of angels and mortals. Mercifully grant that, as Your holy angels all the time serve and worship You in heaven, so by Your appointment they could assist and defend us right here on earth; by Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God with no sign of ending, Amen.”
Guide of Frequent Prayers
“Angels, assist us to adore Him;
Ye behold Him nose to nose;
Solar and moon, bow down earlier than Him,
Dwellers all in time and area.
Reward with us the God of grace.”
Mary Francis Lyte
Dorothy Valcárcel, Writer
When A Lady Meets Jesus
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