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Jesus Is Our Shield

When temptation comes your way, turn to the Lord. Find Him near to your heart. In these trying times come to God through Bible study, prayer or worship music. Jesus has given each of us a shield that we can use to fend off the fiery darts of Satan. I am grateful to turn to something that truly works when I feel weak. Today was one of those days. I was watching a video and all of a sudden my mind began to wonder off. I knew it wasn’t of any good for unclean thoughts started forming. I could see what Satan wanted me to turn to but instead I said, NO. You have no right to tempt me to do evil. My Lord Jesus has my heart and I am so happy. Then I turned on the radio and tuned in to a Christian Radio Station and once the songs of worship started playing all those thoughts were gone. The love of Jesus entered my heart. I could feel God’s goodness all around me. It was then that I was reminded how beautiful it is to be in the presence of the Lord. Nothing compares to the peace He brings to my heart.

The Lord cares so deeply for each of us. When we turn to Him, He is right by our side and we “shall not be moved”. He gives us hope and makes us strong in His presence. When we take refuge with God we are given divine wisdom. Through the Word of God we are able to escape the clutches of Satan and stay on course. I “bless the Lord who has given me counsel”. I am secure in the promises of our Mighty God. He takes me deeper in the path of righteousness, the more I seek Him. In the presence of God my joy is fulfilled. My ears are open when He calls my name. I am hungry to partake of His love. There are “pleasures forevermore” at the right hand of God. Oh Lord, I am grateful for your mercy and grace. You have given me another chance at life. You continue to lift me up and make me better than ever before. I am able to escape temptations easier when You are with me. You help me make better choices. Continue to watch over me all the days of my life. All my trust is in You. I love You.

Psalm 16:1,2,7-11 (NKJV)
1 Preserve me, O God, for in You I put my trust.
2 O my soul, you have said to the Lord, “You are my Lord, My goodness is nothing apart from You.”
7 I will bless the Lord who has given me counsel; My heart also instructs me in the night seasons.
8 I have set the Lord always before me; Because He is at my right hand I shall not be moved.
9 Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoices; My flesh also will rest in hope.
10 For You will not leave my soul in Sheol, Nor will You allow Your Holy One to see corruption.
11 You will show me the path of life; In Your presence is fullness of joy; At Your right hand are pleasures forevermore.

Artist: Christy Nockels
Album: Into The Glorious (2012)
Song: Into The Glorious

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