Yesterday was a blessed day. The church service was excellent and the step study which followed was a wonderful expression of man growing in his walk with God our Father. In the afternoon our two local kids and families came for a family potluck. We have begun to do this once a month starting yesterday. I was able to talk with my daughter about this personality profile. She added a good deal of clarity and depth to what I had frustrated over. I found she was wanting to also talk about her own frustrations so it turned into a very healthy moment in time which God used for both of us.
Awakening to being a “new creation” is a lifetime event I’m finding. Even though I had become a new creation at a young age, I lived in my old self being unable to let him go. Even after I “let him go” I’ve lived in the intermission of him and the new creation. It seems as though the new birth of being a new creation is finally growing into one who now needs to know who he is to the One who created him. This brings out the faith/trust I wrote about yesterday.
This morning God gave me a verse while I was reading in the Psalms. It comes from 91:1, “He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall remain stable and fixed under the shadow of the Almighty [whose power no foe can withstand].” I’ve known this verse for years but today a different person read it with new understanding. Before, when I read it, I was trying to take the prisoner to this secret place. The prisoner came to hopefully find freedom in this secret place. Today, knowing the prisoner had been set free years ago, came to the secret place and found peace knowing The Almighty protects this secret place. There is no burden or temptation which can overtake us when we trust The Almighty knowing it is His Power who protects and conquers, not mine.