The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge. He is my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. I call to the Lord, who is worthy of praise, and I am saved from my enemies. (Psalm 18:2,3 NIV)
Protect the doughnuts! Lord, please protect. I am serious. The bliss that comes with the territory. The territory we arrive when surrendered to God’s will. Does a box of doughnuts have any spiritual implications? Not really- Yet, God loved us to die on the cross for our salvation, He’s thrilled when we surrender. I’m not claiming He plays favorites. We do know those who follow His commands are called friends. Friends help each other out. 1 John 5:14 claims the confidence we have in approaching God is that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know He hears us- whatever we ask- we know that we have what we asked of Him. Yesterday, I asked Jesus to protect my doughnuts. Only God’s intervention would allow survival through baggage claim and mercy of handlers.
As I trusted God to protect our doughnuts, we take extra steps to protect ourselves. From our health to doors locked and house alarms on, we activate God to protect us by our confidence in who He is. He is our rock, our fortress, our deliverer. He is our shield, and the horn of our salvation, our stronghold. All the way down to protecting my doughnuts. He cares about every little thing in our lives as much as dire needs. Jesus will never leave us or forsake us.
Living for Jesus is the way to go. Not because He is willing to protect my doughnuts, He was willing to die for me and you as the ultimate sacrifice for our sins. Why keep on sinning when Jesus already wiped away sins that happened before salvation? If we truly confess Jesus as Lord, we will not desire to keep sinning. His goodness of mercy and grace are bonuses to help us overcome sin- not insurance policies. Guess what! Doughnuts arrived home in perfect shape. Am I surprised? No way.
Forward Friday! Moving forward taking our salvation serious, spending time in prayer asking God- make us aware of sin in our lives. Having confidence He will help us overcome. It is God’s will to be delivered from sin and live a blissful life stretching out to new territories. New territories fulling God’s purpose for our lives. On the count of three- let’s shout Jesus! One- Two- Three…JESUS!!!!! Thank you, Jesus, worthy of our praise for who you are.