“…Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by your name; you are Mine….”
There is something so wonderful about being called by your name… especially by someone who loves you.
A classroom of children were given the task to create a definition for what it means to be loved. One little boy gave it a lot of thought… he finally said, “When someone loves you, the way they say your name is different. You just know that your name is safe in their mouth.”
God loves us beyond what we could even imagine… He calls us by name… He calls us His own… our name is safe in His mouth!
Psalm 63:7 “You have helped me, and I sing happy songs in the shadow of your wings.”
The shadow of His wings… a happy place. We always seem to equate the shadow as a dark, gloomy, and sad place. But the bright shadow of God is a very different place. It is a respite from the darkness of this world. It is a bright, warm, and safe place. A place for renewal and hope!
Oh God, I run to you… I will take shelter in the bright shadow of Your wings. I can feel the song rising inside of me. I will sing happy songs in the shadow of Your wings!
Lord, help me to greet the coming day in peace. Help me to always rely on Your will. In every hour of this day reveal Your will to me. Bless my dealings with all who surround me. Help me learn to greet all that comes to me throughout the day with peace in my soul and with the understanding that Your will directs everything. In everything I do and say, guide my thoughts and feelings. In unexpected events, help me remember that everything is sent by You. Continue to teach me to be steadfast and wise, without causing bitterness or embarrassment in others. Give me the strength to face the fatigue of the coming day with all it brings. Guide my will and teach me to pray… I humbly ask You to pray in and through me.