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Under His Wings

  • Psalm 91:4: He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.

    Finding peace in trying times can be difficult to say the least. When we have as many decisions to make in a day as we normally do, we can find ourselves second guessing, over-thinking, or making knee jerk reactions that can have varying degrees of effectiveness. When we are faced with big decisions outside of our norm, and when we come into an area of our lives that is uncomfortable, we can look to the advice of others.  We can fire up google for research, or just pull the trigger from our own thinking. What I have found to be true is that any area that we want to have an effortless success in, starts and ends with Jesus. When we start to strive, or take things into our own hands, we will certainly find a massive amount of resistance, stress, and lack of productivity. The Father will allow us all to take the lead on anything we desire. When we do, we will find our efforts as the world does. In other words, if your own skill level, education level, and will power are enough to get things done, then it will get done that way. When we get in agreement with Jesus, and ask Him to take over a situation, it becomes His effort, His knowledge, His work, and will turn out exponentially better than we could ever do. With Jesus, the resistance, the fears, the level of incompetence is removed. 

    Picture in your mind the scripture above. Think about being tucked in under the wing of the Lord, protected, shielded, and cared for. When we go into a situation, a job, a marriage, athletics, health, parenting, whatever it is, we need to ask the Lord to rest under His wing.  It means He is out front of us doing the heavy lifting. Even if your job IS heavy lifting, when Jesus leads, the boxes become easier to carry, your back doesn’t get sore, you have more energy, and your job is done quickly. 

    I find that to be the case in my life. I am no different than anyone, but I will tell you that my day is only accomplished by Jesus. I could never make it through a day of all that has to be done in my life without Him. I mean that literally, not just figuratively.

    I own a business with clients in excess of 2000, employees, a ministry, a wife, two children, and I exercise 5 to 7 times a week. I am training for a triathlon, I write daily, I study the word of God, I pray by myself and with others, I watch television, read, I paint in oils, I photograph, and have something almost every night with my children's activities. These things are accomplished daily, and yet I still get 7 hours a sleep a night. How do I do that? I don't, Jesus does it all. He arranges things for me by the minute. I focus on Him, and He manages it all. By the way, before I knew the Lord, time management was laughable. Jesus manages my time. Ask anyone close to me, and they will tell you that. 

    Recently, I had a business opportunity come up.  There was a lot of buzz around it and I got caught up in how exciting it looked. I envisioned this grand opportunity that would land me on the beaches of Hawaii in no time, and yet I was making decisions on my own. I was not allowing the Lord to lead the conversation, and although I could hear Him telling me to stop and listen, I pushed it down, and kept on the phone like it was "all me." Well, He let me do it, and the next day, all of the order and flow of my day crumbled like it was " all me." Things didn't work out.  I missed my workout, I got in an argument with my wife over something stupid, there was a plumbing problem at my office, and I had 4 phone calls of over 40 minutes long that took away from the service to other clients.  By the time I got home, I fell on my bed and had nothing left for my kids or wife. Exhausted and defeated, I thanked the Lord for taking me back under His wing. 

    The very next day was smooth as silk, and everything flowed again. I even got to pray with a random person who broke down in tears afterward in relief! If you are unsure if Jesus is leading your everyday life literally, then ask Him to do that today and He will. I promise that when you do, you will experience life the way He intends it to be lived. Let go of the question, "what part of this is my work Lord"? The answer is simple, nothing is your part when we give it to Him. You can go through life under His wings and not just feel the truth, but live the truth. All work is completed by the Lord. Just say, Father, in Jesus' name, I ask You to take control of every area of my life. I ask that You place me under Your wing and lead me in all things. In Jesus' name. Amen. 

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Lorna Smetak The biggest thing also in today's world is patience.
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David and Dianna Wyles Amen! You are a busy man! Praise God he keeps you thriving:) inspired words! Thanks for sharing:) God bless
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Cheryl Wilson Thanks so much for sharing!!
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