He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.”
Janurary 11th and this month is moving right along. This past weekend we celebrated our second son’s Eagle Court of Honor. In his reflection speech, he stated, “I only did Boy Scouts, because my brother is an Eagle Scout.” True. My mom says, “We cannot have one Eagle without the other.'” True. Of course, we could have let our second son miss this amazing opportunity to become an Eagle Scout, how sad it would have been. Even with him not wanting to at first, after the first campout- a 14 mile hike, he was all in. I believe he is most appreciative earning this honor. Why? When someone is against doing something, encouraged by an older-wiser one who knows the experience will be good for them, they are next to realize all good things coming forth.
WOW! This is a perfect example for individuals resisting the opportunity to repent. Repentance is foreign to most of society’s mindset- one must believe God’s Word and all noted sin. While this whirlwind turns…we may have reached a point, needing rest. Believing is first step- Do we believe in God, Jesus Christ, and The Holy Spirit? If so…whatever reason for needing rest, we can dwell in the shelter of the Most High, resting in the shadow of the Almighty.
After we believe, we trust. God is our refuge and fortress, He adores every individual and loves every chance to bless us beyond measure. It’s like with my son, it’s something special. I want no one missing all Jesus has stored, waiting to be released. Especially…when rest is needed, dwelling in God’s shelter in the shadow of the Almighty. Doesn’t this sound peaceful? Why spend time fighting against this most wonderful opportunity? When we surrender and step forward, we’ve landed on a divine path aligned with Christ. No better place to be. Our strength will be renewed, mounted up on wings like Eagles, running- not weary, walking- not faint.