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Resting in the Shadow

He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.  (Psalm 91:1 NIV)

Last week on the very day Psalm 91 came up in my daily reading plan through the bible, I read this post over at "Laced With Grace" that beautifully described how this Psalm can be our "911" call in times of trouble.  The psalm is all about the protection, shelter and rest that God provides to those that love him.

"Because he loves me," says the Lord, "I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name." - Psalm 91:14 NIV

Think about what this means to us.  I hope that I never cease to be amazed at what God will do for those who love Him.  The amazing part to me is that He is God...GOD, yet He cares so deeply about me, a nobody.  Unbelievable.  Yet if we love Him in even our very limited capacities, He will provide for us.  The more we love Him, the more we will find ourselves dwelling in His shelter and receive the rest that God promises.   By keeping God's commandments and accepting that without God we can do nothing (John 15:5) by coming to Him in pray for everything, we can dwell with God.  We can make living our lives in God's presence a way of life.

Jesus says in Matthew 11:28-29 to

28Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

29Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.

I want to rest in the shadow of the Almighty God.  I want to be free of worry and to trust completely that God has all things under control.  To me this is true freedom and rest.   In John 8:32, Jesus tells us that the truth shall make us free.  Jesus is the truth.  We need to learn of Him through God's word so that we can have the rest that only He can provide.  Remember, because God loves you, He wants to take care of you in whatever way that He can.