Category Archives: Security
Matt.11:28 (AMPC) “Come to Me, all you who labour and are heavy-laden and overburdened, and I will cause you to rest. (I will ease and relieve and refresh your souls.)”
Every believer needs a place where they can openly express their worship to God. And every believer needs a small group where they can freely share their struggles with others. Read the rest of this entry
Rom.4:17 “That is what the Scriptures mean when God told him, “I have made you the father of many nations.” This happened because Abraham believed in the God who brings the dead back to life and who creates new things out of nothing.” (emphasis added)
Creating new things out of nothing is God’s specialty. But guess what? The same way God creates new things out of nothing for His children. He creates new things out of nothing against His enemies and the enemies of Read the rest of this entry
Ps.91:1 “Those who live in the shelter of the Most High will find rest in the shadow of the Almighty. 2 This I declare about the Lord: He alone is my refuge, my place of safety; he is my God, and I trust him.”
What made David strong? Was David just a positive thinker? When I am commuting, sometimes my radio is on and I listen to all sorts of shows and the topics can get really interesting. Read the rest of this entry
Ps.23:4 (NKJV) “Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; For You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.”
The craving for physical, emotional, and financial security is natural. The story is told of a teenage girl that was not willing to give up a doll that she had had since she was a child. Read the rest of this entry
Isa. 8:13 (KJV) “Sanctify the Lord of hosts himself; and let him be your fear, and let him be your dread.”
God is more than enough to meet our spiritual needs, our directional needs, and our security needs. Human beings have different needs, what the economist have tagged Maslow’s hierarchy of needs. Read the rest of this entry
Jer.23:4 “Then I will appoint responsible shepherds who will care for them, and they will never be afraid again. Not a single one will be lost or missing. I, the Lord, have spoken!”
The story is told about a missionary in Africa who needed to get to a particular village, but it was on the other side of a jungle. As he walked behind the local that had been assigned to get him to the village, Read the rest of this entry
John 15:16 “You didn’t choose me. I chose you. I appointed you to go and produce lasting fruit, so that the Father will give you whatever you ask for, using my name” [with emphasis]
Love is a choice; choosing the other person. When you marry someone, loving him or her is a choice. Even the decision to marry your spouse was the result of a choice. When you choose God, you have chosen to follow God. Read the rest of this entry
Gal.4:6 [ERV] “Since you are now God’s children, He has sent the Spirit of His Son into your hearts. The Spirit cries out, “Abba, Father.”
The abundance of God can only come by inheritance. You and I have to be in the lineage of God to inherit eternal life. We have to be aligned with God. The Jews believe that they are the children of Abraham and therefore, children of God. Read the rest of this entry
Prov. 3:25-26 “Have no fear of sudden disaster . . . for the Lord is your security.”
Your finances cannot be your security. Your age cannot be your security. Your good looks cannot be your security. Your oratory skills cannot be your security. Your mechanical skills or engineering skills cannot be your security. The Lord is your security. There are a few facts about crisis that we need to understand.
The first thing you need to understand about crisis is that it is inevitable. The Word of God in James 1:2 says, “When you face trials…” The Bible did not say if you face trials. Isaiah says “when you pass through the waters it will not overflow you, when you pass through fire it will not kindle upon you”. He did not say if you pass through the water or if you pass through the fire. You are going to pass through the waters, and through the fire; it is inevitable. Life is a chain of problems to be solved. In fact, leadership is leading from crisis to crisis. You need to understand that crisis is inevitable.
The second thing you need to understand about crisis is that there are different types of crisis. Some are situational crisis – things that happen on the outside that affects you on the inside. Some crises are relational – things that people you are in relationship with do to you and it is out of your control. Some crises are emotional – things that happen way deep down and you are in turmoil, overwhelmed by feelings of depression, of fear, and of guilt. Job is a classic example of an emotional crisis. Even secret storms, you do not know what it is but you are just going through that period of inner turmoil. It could even be the feeling of loneliness. You can be in the middle of a crowd and be going through an emotional storm.
The third thing you need to know about storms is that storms are impartial. Storms happen to the old and to the young, to the rich and to the poor, to the righteous and to the unrighteous; happens to those that are praying and to those that are not praying, happens to those that are fasting and to those that are not fasting. Crisis happens to both good and bad people. Matt.5:45 “…For he gives his sunlight to both the evil and the good, and he sends rain on the just and the unjust alike.”
Prayer: Father, I will not fear sudden disaster because the Lord is my security, in Jesus Name. Amen!