Shadow of God

Shadow of God

Psalm 91:1 opens with a powerful declaration:

“Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.”

This verse invites us to consider the concept of dwelling in the presence of God, finding refuge and security in Him.

To dwell in the shelter of the Most High is to intentionally position ourselves in God’s presence, seeking Him as our refuge and source of strength.

It implies a conscious choice to trust in His protection and guidance. Just as a physical shelter provides safety from external threats, God’s shelter encompasses our entire being—spirit, soul, and body. It is a place of solace and rest, where we can find comfort and peace in His loving embrace.

Finding rest in the shadow of the Almighty suggests a closeness and intimacy with God. The shadow represents His nearness and constant presence in our lives. It is a place where we can find respite and find solace from the scorching heat of life’s trials.

In this shadow, we are shielded from harm and find refreshing and renewal for our weary souls.

As you reflect on Psalm 91:1, consider the invitation to dwell in the shelter of the Most High and find rest in the shadow of the Almighty.

Intentionally seek His presence and place your trust in Him as your refuge and fortress. In His shelter, you can find the peace and security your heart longs for, knowing that you are held by the Almighty God.

Posted by onthesolidrock in Daily Inspiration, Faith
The Arrow Rests

The Arrow Rests

I have noticed how crazy-busy most church folks are; always striving, doing, trying, all the while hoping and praying that God blesses what they do. In this frenetic process, people become weary, fatigued and worn, often to the point of despair!


I recall Jesus offered a solution to this problem . . .


 “Come unto me, all you who are weary and heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28


A dear friend, Ivar Overgaard, once shared a message at the Lilburn Alliance Church in Atlanta; I will never forget it! Addressing the continuous motion, much of the church engages in; so much energy expended, producing so little, often resulting in exhaustion, he offered this amazing illustration:


“Consider the bow and arrow; the archer reaches for an arrow from his quiver, he knocks the arrow into the string, and pulls the bow, aiming for the target; and the arrow rests. The target acquired in his sights, the archer releases the energy of the bow, the arrow powerfully soaring toward the target . . . BULLSEYE!”


“God is the Bow, Jesus is the Archer, and the Holy Spirit delivers the arrow, YOU are the arrow, and the arrow rests!”


Be the arrow, and rest!

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