THE SHADOW OF THE ALMIGHTY
The Psalmist says, “He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the LORD, “He is my refuge and my fortress, My God, in Him I will trust. Surely He shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler, and from the perilous pestilence. He shall cover you with his feathers. And under His wings you shall take refuge. His truth shall be your shield and buckler.” Psalm 91:1-4. The Psalmist is expressing the safety of abiding in the Presence of God. It is only those that abide under the shadow of the Almighty that can truly be saved from all the calamities that we hear of daily. From January 1, 2018 to today December 31, 2018, we can say that if not for the Lord that have kept us under His shadow, we would have been swept away with the flood of disasters that befell the earth on daily basis. There is no day that we do not hear of different happenings all over the world. That is why we can relate with the Psalmist that God must have covered us with His feathers that those disasters passed over us. He did not allow any of them to come near our dwelling place.
We are very grateful to the Almighty God for His faithfulness from January 1, 2018 to today December 31, 2018. He protected us as we travel here and there, using different forms of transportation-airplanes, motor vehicles and even walking from one point to the other. He also protected us from being victim of any kind of violence whether domestic, or public. He also protected us from every kind of disease that can terminate lives suddenly. He did not allow us to be jobless, He provided us with a roof over our heads, food and raiment also at our disposal. His loving-kindness still allows Him to provide rain at his appointed time, sun and all the natural resources to be available so that we will not lack anything good. Throughout the year, we can see that God opens His hands to make everything that will make us comfortable to be at our disposal. Those that do not have enough, He makes a way for them by using the well-to-do to look out for them. There are so many organizations that are looking out for the poor, the needy and the widow as their ministry. God oversees all these projects, provides the resources and ministers through them. God is awesome God.
When we look at the world and its sinfulness, we cannot but commend the God of the Universe for His patience and long-suffering on us His unconditional love is what is still keeping Him from exercising instantaneous judgment upon the sinners. He does not want any sinner to perish but to come to repentance. Today as year 2018 is rolling away, if your conscience is telling you that you need to work on some areas in your life, let us listen and start to work on those areas so that we can continue to be under the shadow of the Almighty. Every day is a day of assessment as we are moving closer and closer to the “Day of the LORD”, the Day when our LORD will return to take over the kingdom from the hand of Satan, and then Restore His everlasting Peace on earth. As we renew our vehicle insurance to be roadworthy for another year, let us renew our commitment to the Almighty God to do things that are pleasing unto Him, starting from January 1, 2019 so that He can be happy with us. Let us be determined not to defile ourselves anymore but live to show forth the glory of God so that we can continue to dwell under His shadow and be covered with His wings.
My prayer is that as you have joined me in reading through the “Daily Words of Wisdom” that we started 6 months ago, your life will not remain the same again, and the words you are reading will continue to inspire you to stay focused on our Lord Jesus Christ who is coming soon. The LORD will bless you and make year 2019 to be a prosperous year for you and your family in Jesus name, Amen. Stay Blessed and Stay Safe.