This morning I sat down for my devotions and wondered what to talk to God about. What is it that I want? What is it that I need? Healing? Money? I opened my Bible to the next Psalm, and this is what it said:
1 He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High
will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
Rest in the shadow of the Almighty… Lord, that is what I want. But how do I dwell in the shelter of the Most High? Lord, make me to dwell in Your shelter and rest in Your shadow.
2 I will say of the LORD, "He is my refuge and my fortress,
my God, in whom I trust."
Yes, I will say that… LORD, You are my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.
3 Surely he will save you from the fowler's snare
and from the deadly pestilence.
4 He will cover you with his feathers,
and under his wings you will find refuge;
his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.
God, save me, cover me, give me refuge. Be my shield and rampart.
5 You will not fear the terror of night,
nor the arrow that flies by day,
6 nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness,
nor the plague that destroys at midday.
Take my fear.
7 A thousand may fall at your side,
ten thousand at your right hand,
but it will not come near you.
8 You will only observe with your eyes
and see the punishment of the wicked.
I cannot bear the weight of my sin. Forgive me.
9 If you make the Most High your dwelling—
even the LORD, who is my refuge-
10 then no harm will befall you,
no disaster will come near your tent.
You are my dwelling and my refuge.
11 For he will command his angels concerning you
to guard you in all your ways;
12 they will lift you up in their hands,
so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.
13 You will tread upon the lion and the cobra;
you will trample the great lion and the serpent.
Do Your angels really watch over me? Thank You! Keep me moving with You, along Your path. Do not let me stumble in danger, or be distracted by anything.
14 "Because he loves me," says the LORD, "I will rescue him;
I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name.
I do love You, LORD. Yet even the love that I have for You comes from You. Give me more love for You. Give me more opportunities to acknowledge Your Name.
15 He will call upon me, and I will answer him;
I will be with him in trouble,
I will deliver him and honor him.
Answer me in my trouble Lord, show me Your Presence. Deliver me.
16 With long life will I satisfy him
nd show him my salvation."
I look forward to eternity with You!