Wednesday, August 27, 2014

I'm Covered

Just the other day, I had to take my cell phone in for service. In order for them to see what the issue was I had to uncover the phone from the case which kept it safe. When I received the phone back I noticed how clean and brand new it looked. This fresh look was not because, the technician gave it a quick buff or that the sales associate exchanged it for a new one, it was simply because the phone had been COVERED.

Every time it fell face forward on the hard cement, thrown across the room like a football, or stepped on, it had made it through these turmoil situation in tack simply because the phone was covered.

I couldn't help but to make the parallel between my phone and being covered by the blood of Jesus Christ to this scenario. Literally, I would be a millionaire if I had a dime for every time I personally failed horribly, was stepped on spitefully, or my emotions were tossed like a ship during Hurricane Katrina. I am extremely grateful for being covered by God's loving arms. Psalms 91:4 reads, "He will cover you with His feathers; you will take refuge under his wings. His faithfulness will be a protective shield." Even when we aren't faithful, God is!! The Lord warmly invites us back into his fortress of security and forbids the thing that is trying to take us out to deplete us. Refuge in anything but Jesus is a complete setup for failure. Following our selfish desires, and not heading to the promptings of the Holy Spirit leads us directly away from the comfort we desperately desire.

I encourage you today to make your bed underneath the warmth of our sweet Savior, Jesus Christ. The psalmist declares, "Better is one day in Your courts than a thousand anywhere else. I would rather be at the door of the house of my God than to live in the tents of wicked people." (Psalm 84:10). When you are overwhelmed with the harsh reality of life, or you find yourself in a season of victory, remain covered by His amazing grace.

Allow this song to touch you and serve as a reminder of God's love and awesome covering


If you have never accepted Jesus Christ as Lord and you would like to today. Pray this prayer

Dear God in heaven, I come to you in the name of Jesus. I acknowledge to You that I am a sinner, and I am sorry for my sins and the life that I have lived; I need your forgiveness.

I believe that your only begotten Son Jesus Christ shed His precious blood on the cross at Calvary and died for my sins, and I am now willing to turn from my sin.

You said in Your Holy Word, Romans 10:9 that if we confess the Lord our God and believe in our hearts that God raised Jesus from the dead, we shall be saved.

Right now I confess Jesus as the Lord of my soul. With my heart, I believe that God raised Jesus from the dead. This very moment I accept Jesus Christ as my own personal Savior and according to His Word, right now I am saved.

Thank you Jesus for your unlimited grace which has saved me from my sins. I thank you Jesus that your grace never leads to license, but rather it always leads to repentance. Therefore Lord Jesus transform my life so that I may bring glory and honor to you alone and not to myself.

Thank you Jesus for dying for me and giving me eternal life.