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Deuteronomy 33:27

The eternal God is your refuge,
   and underneath are the everlasting arms.
He will drive out your enemies before you,
   saying, ‘Destroy them!’  Deut. 33:27


I love that God is my refuge... a very present help, a strong, solid rock.  I love that His arms are under me... holding me, assuring me, giving me strength.  I love that it is HE that drives our enemies out... destroying them. 


I love you Lord, You are my strength!

Intimacy

About a year ago I had the privilege of coordinating a wedding for some dear friends.   Something very significant happened in that event.

After the hub-bub of getting the wedding party all in line, checking that all the details were in place, the main ceremony unfolded.  I stood in the back of the room near the audio booth, and took a deep satisfying breath.  As I watched the couple taking their vows, a light of invitation was flashed up in my heart, an invitation to intimate vulnerability.  My heart shivered at the incredible possibility.

He was inviting me deeper.

Was I brave enough to go there?  I know I wanted to... He whispered into my being that He was good and strong, I can trust Him because He loves me.

Over the past year He has been showing me little by little, proving to me His unfailing love for me; strengthening my heart.

Funny how I imagined intimacy before - I don't even know how I imagined it - something more along the lines of *puff* it's HERE! When, in rea…

Isaiah 12:1-3

"In that day you will say:
"I will praise you, O LORD.
Although you were angry with me (how often we feel He is angry with us...)
your anger has turned away (How great is His compassion towards us!)
and you have comforted me. (oh, His sweet comfort... Psalm 23 reminder... his Rod & Staff Comfort!)
Surely God is my salvation;  I will trust and NOT be afraid.
The LORD, the LORD, is my strength and my song;
He has become my salvation. (I love how we grow into understanding Him as Savior.... day by day, little by little and sometimes by huge leaps and bounds!)
With JOY you will draw water from the wells of salvation! (I LOVE THAT PART!)

Isaiah 12:1-3 with some afterthoughts from me. :-)