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PICTURE OF GOD'S PROTECTION
Women Living Well Ministries has a challenge for the month of October called
Making Your Home a
The challenge is about living out the Word of God within the four walls of our home.
There are different things you will do during the challenge, but one thing you will do every day is to light a candle in the morning somewhere in your home and then pray for peace in your home.
The candle serves as a reminder, for every time your eye catches it, you are to pray for you home again.
I've put my candle in the kitchen.
Wednesday morning I lit my candle for the first time and prayed for my home.
I didn't just pray for peace, I also prayed for God's joy and righteousness to be present in our home and I prayed for His protection over our home.
An amazing thing happened when I prayed about His protection.
I asked the Lord to put four angels on the four corners of our home, and as I said those words I got a picture of these four huge angels standing at the four corners, the tip of each one's wing touching the tip of the wing of the one next to him.
This caused them to form a complete circle around our house.
I find this such a beautiful picture, because it reminded me of Psalm 91:
"Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, 'He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.'... He will cover you with His feathers, and under His wings you will find refuge; His faithfulness will be your shield and rampart. You will not fear the terror of night, nor the arrow that flies by day, nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness, nor the plague that destroys at midday....If you say, 'The Lord is my refuge,' and you make the Most High your dwelling, no harm will overtake you, no disaster will come near your tent. For He will command His angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways; they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone" (91:1-2; 4-6; 9-12).
I know the Lord is always with us, and He protects us and the ones we care about as well as our property. But this picture gives me something I can see in my mind's eye every time I pray for my home, knowing the Lord does indeed cover us with His feathers, and that we do find refuge under His wings!