Monday, February 28, 2011

Evidently God Has Wings

Recently, Psalm 91 has been really ministering to me.  Understanding context adds texture to a psalm....I want you to see David nestled in his canvas tent, one inch away from the ark of the covenant, right next to God Himself, seated under the shadow of the wings of the cherubim.  Watch him pull out his pen and write these words:  "He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty" (Ps. 91:1).

Here is what jazzes me about this Psalm: You've got to be close to something in order to be under its shadow!  Did you hear that?  David was very close to God.  Consider some of the other words he wrote: 

"I will dwell in your tabernacle all the days of my life, and I will trust in the covering of Your wings." Ps. 61:4

"In the shadow of your wings will I make my refuge." Ps. 57:1   

"Keep me as the apple of your eye; hide me in the shadow of your wings." Ps.17:8

"Because you have been my help, therefore in the shadow of your wings will I rejoice."  Ps. 63:7

I just LOVE THIS stuff.  I'm not sure I really get this but I know I want some of it.  I want to crawl right up under the wings of God and find rest my rest there. 

The other day, in CPx session, they asked us to get away and pick any Psalm and rewrite it in your own words.  I chose Psalm 91.  Here it is.  The NIV (Noah Inspired Version)

If we come under God's lead and covering, he will take magnificent care of us.  We will say to God; You are my everything, I can trust no one and nothing like I trust you.  Then, God will protect us in a complete way....we will avoid traps, sickness, fear, destruction, evil, enemies and even things that are just annoying- like a fly.  Just let him lift up his arms and you step right in and be held by feels so perfect. When he is holding you no one and no thing can get to you.  Oh, by the way, under God's power you will even be able to step on lions and snakes like they are nothing.  The reward for coming under and into God also includes this: He will get you out of trouble, he will Honor you, you will live a long time and you will be SAVED- from what-- from hell on earth & eternally!!!

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