7 – My Strength and Shield

ThanksgivingPraiseAll of God’s children will face difficulties and adversity while here on earth.  Trying circumstances,  severe illness, the loss of a loved one, the loss of a job, disappointment with the actions of a wayward youth,  unwarranted persecution … just to mention a few.   In such times Christians can ALWAYS depend upon The Lord to see them through.

Psalm 28:6-7 (NKJV)Blessed be the Lord, Because He has heard the voice of my supplications!  7 The Lord is my strength and my shield; My heart trusted in Him, and I am helped; Therefore my heart greatly rejoices, And with my song I will praise Him.

Sword-of-the-spirit-shield-of-faith11-235x300David earnestly and humbly prayed to the Lord on a regular basis … especially in times of difficulty and adversity, which for David were many!  According to the Bible God said David was ” … a man after my heart, who will do all my will (see 1 Samuel 13:14, Acts 13:22).” 

Christian, as a born again child of God you are special to the heart of the Father.  His Holy Spirit that indwelled you when you accepted Jesus as your Savior will fight your battles, heal you from illness, protect you from your enemies and gladden your heart in the time of great sorrow.  You do not need to depend upon your own strength.  You do not have to provide your own shield.  You have the strength and shield of the Lord at your full disposal.

Paul encouraged the Christians in Ephesus to “10 be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. 11 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places (Ephesians 6:10-12).

Heavenly Father, right now I give you Thanksgiving Praise for being my strength and my shield!  You are ALWAYS there for me, especially in times of difficulty and adversity.  You have provided ALL of the armor necessary to defeat Satan.  You are worthy to be praised!  My heart greatly rejoices in You!  May I be in continuous song as I praise You.  Amen and Amen.

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About jimdavenport

Jim Davenport resides in the USA in Northeast Georgia, is a member of a Southern Baptist Church and is a retired Christian business man. Jim and his wife Charlotte have one son and daughter in law, Keven and Amy, four grandchildren – Ashlyn (Davenport) & Josh Murphy, Mason & Rebecca (Knight) Davenport and four great-grandchildren. Jim and Charlotte own a mountain get-away home located on Lookout Mountain in Alabama where they spend many spring, summer and fall days working in their raised bed organic garden. Jim has served as a Deacon and Trustee in his local church most of his adult life and on the Executive Committee and Finance Committee of the Board of Trustees of Shorter University, an intentionally Christian institution located in Rome, Georgia. Jim has a passion for the word of God and has always believed that Christian principles should guide every aspect of his life. He also loves Christian music and often served as a tenor soloist in his church. One of the highlights of his life was the nearly 20 years he spent singing with The Good News, a Southern Gospel quartet. Jim served as an Information Technology professional his entire working career of 50 years holding senior positions in and consulting with hundreds of world-class organizations in the United States, Canada, Europe, Central and South America, Australia and New Zealand. Jim remains as President and CEO of InfoSys Solutions Associates, Inc. and is a retired partner of IT Governance Partners, LLC, both of which are “Trusted Advisor” technology and business consulting firms. Jim has authored a number of books available at www.jimdavenport.me/jims-books. His blog has ben read by readers from more than 170 countries. Jim holds both a BS and an MS in Mathematics from Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia and completed Management Development Training at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.
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