Friday, April 21, 2017

Shadow Dweller

Have you ever done something that may not have been the brightest idea, but you did it anyway?  I’ve proved not to be the sharpest tack in the box by doing this a ton of times. I probably shouldn’t admit that openly, let alone in writing. 

There are just some things that we know we shouldn’t do, but often time restraints keep us from thinking clearly.  That’s something Brandy experienced a few weeks ago.

Her day began as usual, but not long after Brandy left the house the supernatural world became real through the help of neighbors. 

Welcome new friends this week from:
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New on DFB – Argentina;  Bangladesh; Barbados; Edmonton, AB, Canada; Equatorial Guinea; Waitara, Taranaki, New Zealand; Tanuku, Andhra Pradesh, India; DasmariƱas, Calabarzon, Philippines; San Juan, Puerto Rico; Antilyas & Kasrouane, Mount Lebanon Governorate, Lebanon; Mazabuka, Southern Province, Zambia; Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands; Fiorano Canavese, Piedmont, Italy.  

USA Fairfield, Fontana, Temecula & Vacaville, CA; Castle Rock & Westminster, CO; Belle Glade, Brownsville, Johnson, Pembroke Pines & Timber Pines, FL; Peachtree Corners, GA; Pearl City, HI; Chester & Reisterstown, MD; Owendale, Saginaw & Sebewaing, MI; Cumberland, Cranford, Glassboro, Milltown, Pine Lake Park & Williamstown, NJ; Canby, OR; Ephrata & Linglestown, PA; Sherman, TX. 

I am so thankful for your visit and hope that you come back each week to participate in the weekly challenges.  Join us in our new series as we spend time in the study of Daily Favor Prayers. 

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Keep your motor running …Not!

Brandy had just dropped her one year old son off at daycare and was heading to work.  Realizing that she had forgotten a package to be mailed that day, the young cook made a quick turn around and returned home.

Not wanting to be late for work Brandy left her vehicle running leaving the door wide open as she made haste into the garage to retrieve the parcel.  At the same time her roommate Leslie was coming out of the house on her way to work, when she saw a strange man lurking near the back of Brandy’s truck.  Keeping silent she dialed 911.

The man had lowered the tailgate and started to put his bicycle in the back of the truck when Leslie called out to her friend in the garage.  Seeing he had been spotted the man pulled his bike out of the truck bed and tried to make a getaway.

Running away the “almost robber” started disrobing, tossing his very identifiable bright red jacket in a bush and a greyish sweatshirt in a yard a few houses away from theirs.  Ditching his bike, back and forth he ran from house to house trying to find a place where he could make an escape.  His efforts were to no avail, because every home on the street had a fenced in back yard that was joined together at some point!
 
Auto Zone

Hardly believing what they saw, the two girls watched in fear from their front porch as the “would be thief” tried to find shelter by hiding in the bushes.  The easterly morning sun made plain where he was by revealing his shadow.  Abiding in man’s shadow surely wasn’t a safe haven for him.

Within minutes the police converged on the neighborhood like a swat team ready for action.  Tension grew when the armed officers drew their guns.  Tracking the steps of the criminal they swiftly moved wasting no time apprehending the fellow and arrested him.

The following day the two women learned that the auto thief was definitely not in the right zone and had a list of priors and warrants for his arrest as high as the truck itself!

It Was Prayer

Last week, after the event, Leslie saw her neighbor getting out of his vehicle when she motioned for him to come to the fence that divided their yards.  After hearing the details of the almost robbery that literally took place ten feet from their home, he went inside his house and shared the news with his wife.  Immediately she knew why the man’s plan to do evil was destroyed … it was prayer!  
 
Something unbeknown to Brandy and Leslie is that their neighbors are not just Christians, but gateway to Heaven’s courtyard prayer warriors.  In prayer each night the middle aged couple activates the promises of God by giving voice to Psalm 91, calling on His angels to form an invisible cover of protection over the entire community.

 
The Favored Saints Prayer

I’m not going to rewrite history by giving a long dissertation about all the ins and outs that pertain to Psalm 91, but will share that it’s one of the most powerful songs of prayer in the Bible.  Scholars refer to this passage of scripture as the “Favored” Saints Prayer, because of its limited access to the Throne of the Almighty.
 
Although there are only sixteen verses, it is packed with promises of God for those who dare to enter "the secret place" reserved for a chosen few.  It is clearly broken down into sections describing what each is for and the privileges that pertain to those who God makes these assurances to in His “circles”.

A Guest of God’s

Prayer isn’t foreign to anyone, not even those who don’t know Jesus as their Savior. People “pray” or call out to a higher authority whenever they’re in a situation they can’t face alone.

New believers learn to pray from the time they’re babes in Christ, but they don’t always know how to do it with the authority they received upon salvation. Although God hears the prayers of all His children, not every person that prays is invited into the Throne room of God as His guest in the inner court.  There’s a reason for that.

Let me explain what I mean without going into too much detail about the kinds and types of prayer.  What I’m referring to involves fellowship in prayer with God where an individual “dwells” or “abides” with the Lord.  It’s a place where friendship is formed and builds upon the foundation of trust. 

Only those who put their complete faith and trust in God enjoy the full benefits found in Psalm 91.

The Inside Scoop 

Scripture tells about such relationships like that of Abraham, Moses, Joshua, Elijah or Enoch, and these are only a few mentioned in the Old Testament of the Bible.  Don’t get me started with the New Testament folks or this article would never get finished!  The trust between the covenant partners was so great that miraculous things happened and angels were a common sighting.

Take Abraham for our first example. His relationship was valued by GOD so strongly that He made a covenant with old Abe that no one could break, ever! (Abrahamic covenant ceremony Genesis 15) Talk about being on the inside track for a news scoop, Jesus and His angels popped in for a meal before sharing with His friend the plans about destroying Sodom and Gomorrah.

The LORD trusted Moses’ faith in Him to give him the sacred Ten Commandments in private meetings where they fellowshipped for long periods of time without interruption. (Exodus 20)  The anointing and favor of God fell on Moses’ second in command, Joshua, because he learned how to spend time with the Lord as did his leader.  How many people do you know asked God to stop the sun from setting and He did it? (Joshua 10:12-14) 

Who else in history strolled with God all the way to Heaven without dying, because the Heavenly Father valued the fellowship of a friend so much He didn’t want it to stop? (Enoch - Genesis 4:21-24)  That’s really sitting at ringside in the court of God wouldn’t you say?

The favor of God on Elijah was so strong that Elisha asked for a double portion of the anointing before he witnessed the Prophet ascending to Heaven in a whirlwind. (2 Kings 2:9 -11)  I can hear him now … ”Where can I get some of that?”

Abiding in His Shadow

It was during a difficult time when I first learned how to pray and understood that angels only move into action when they heard the Word of God spoken.  Knowing this was another good reason to memorize passages of scripture, especially in times of danger.

Breaking down the psalm there are key elements that believers sometimes overlook.  From the opening the psalmist (not really known, but believed to be Moses due to Psalm 90 being written by him), share the key to being invited into the secret places of the Most High God. 

In order for us to dwell (live or abide) under God’s protection, we have to trust Him and actually go where He is when seeking our refuge.  Only those who dwell with God get a place under His shadow to be covered from the works of the devil.  It’s like if you’re caught in a rain storm but your husband has the umbrella in the car! (That just happened!)  Without a covering of protection believers are vulnerable and prey for satan.
 
“He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High
shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress;
My God, in Him I will trust.   Surely He shall deliver you
from the snare of the fowler  and from the perilous pestilence.

 He shall cover you with His feathers,
and under His wings you shall take refuge;
His truth shall be your shield and buckler.”
(Psalm 91: 1-4 NKJV) 

When you abide with God, there’s safety in His presence because His shadow always goes with Him.  It’s a secret place for the favored because of their personal relationship and abiding communion with God near His mercy seat.  

It’s a privilege to be a guest with the Lord where He pours out protection, refreshing, comfort and favor to those who love to sit and chat without seeking “favors” all the time.  God values those precious times and is a rewarder of those who seek Him and not His handouts.
 
They’re His Angels 

Another promise of God for those in the secret place is that He sets angels over any situation that comes against the person who has taken refuge under His shadow. They are His angels, not co-workers of satan or flunkies that lost access to the Throne room of God. 

Not only do “shadow dwellers” have God’s protection, they have angels ... that's plural, not singular angels surrounding them.

“ Because you have made the Lord, who is my refuge,
even the Most High, your dwelling place, no evil shall befall you,
nor shall any plague come near your dwelling;
for He shall give His angels charge over you,
to keep you in all your ways.”
(Psalm 91: 9-11 NKJV)

If you read the life accounts of the few individuals I mentioned there would be no doubt that they spent a lot of time under God’s shadow.  Angels were everywhere pulling them out of situations as only God’s servants could.

He Did it for Them, He’ll Do it for You 

Like Brandy there are times that we make innocent mistakes in judgment, and it’s those times we really need the angels of the Lord surrounding us as a shield to guard against the enemy.  She trusted in the fact that the neighborhood was a pretty safe one and didn’t expect evil biting at her tires.

Brandy’s vehicle (or anyone else’s for that matter) didn’t get stolen because of diligently praying the Daily Favor of Psalm 91.  Angels prevented the man from fleeing, the officers captured a “wanted” criminal and no one was harmed.

Taking Psalm 91 to heart and trusting God as your refuge will allow anyone who believes in Jesus to abide in His shadow of protection.  If we set our love on God, what God did for the people in the Bible, He will also do for you or me.  

He promises to be with us when we’re in trouble. God will answer our prayers, honor our relationship, deliver and satisfy us with long life.  Personally God will reveal the benefits as Kingdom heirs, and we will experience the fullness of our salvation. 

“Because he has set his love upon Me, therefore I will deliver him;
I will set him on high, because he knows and understands My name.
(He has a personal knowledge of My unmerited favor, love, and kindness. He trusts and relies on Me,
knowing that I will never forsake him.)

He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him;
I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him and honor him.
With long life I will satisfy him, and show him My salvation.”
(Psalm 91: 14-16 NKJV emphasis mine) 

When someone truly loves and trusts you, keeping that person safe and showing them endless favor is something you just want to do! 

This Week’s Challenge:
Neighborhood Prayer Watch 

Praying over our neighbors should be one of the first things on our list when we go before the Lord with our petitions.  Safety is a number one priority for us when we think of our family, so shouldn’t we be praying for anything and anyone that could come into their path each day? 

We have no control over what happens around us when it comes to what people do, but we can make sure that when “stuff” happens we’re already under the “Shadow Protection” plan of God.  Whom shall we fear when we’re standing in the shadow of the Almighty? 

From this point on our challenge is to make sure that every day we pray Psalm 91 over our neighborhood and put God’s angels to flight in keeping everyone safe.  Get it down deep in your soul that God’s protection acts as a shield around the Righteous who take refuge in Him.   

Be more than an “ordinary” Christian, be a “Shadow Dweller” and the favor of God will always surround you as a protective shield of armor. 

“ For You, O Lord, will bless the righteous;
with favor You will surround him as with a shield.”
(Psalm 5:12 NKJV) 

 
 
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Until next time, take refuge in the shadow of God’s favor!

“I’ll shadow you with My favor.”
Jesus Christ 

*Unless noted, the names in articles are changed to protect the individual(s) privacy. 

Note: Emphasis is given in some scriptures to show clarity or understanding and is not to take away from the inspirited Word of God. 

When used, the words satan or devil are not capitalized deliberately, because we give him no place in our lives. 

Disclaimer: Article information is not meant to be used as treatment for mental or physical issues, but geared toward spiritual awareness. 

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Friday, April 14, 2017

In Remembrance of Me

This is a very special time for Christians when we celebrate the resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. 

In obedience to God’s command, Daily Favor will not be posted as usual as we are observing Holy Week in remembrance of Him. 

The sacrifice Jesus made through dying on the cross in taking our sins upon Himself, was and always will be the greatest form of grace – unmerited favor anyone could give for those He loved. 

Read about the greatest gift of love in the death, burial and resurrection of Christ here in Matthew chapters 26-28.  For more answers visit the Tell Me section of this site.

I am truly thankful for all of you, and am looking forward to our next visit here and fellowship on Daily Favor!   

Until next time, have a blessed Resurrection Day! 

Fay
 
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Friday, April 7, 2017

Security Takes a Holiday: Part 3

Have you ever had times when you wanted to yank your hair and scream because of frustration?  Waiting for results or answers can sort of make us all a little crazy can’t it? 

For some of you this is the second or third time perhaps that you’ve checked here.  Even though you may have been disappointed or “put out”, hey, you’re here!  That shows diligence; a sign of maturity and something God can use during frustration.  It also shows that the timing was most effective.  I guess you can tell where this is leading. 

Sadly others checked for the update and figured there wouldn’t be one so they may not return.  They like being able to predict and control all their actions or movements thinking others will line up with their schedules.  What we’ve been learning over the course of weeks is that we can’t do that when it comes to the lives of others, and we certainly can’t put a deadline on God’s agenda.  

By now we realize that in EVERYTHING there is something to be learned, but we are not always being tested. 

With that being said, shall we pick up on our story where security took a holiday, at least briefly? 

Welcome new friends this week from:
See if your city/state/country made the list. 

New on DFB – Sweden; Thailand; Brazil; Iraq; Italy; Chile; Zambia; Cyprus; Romania; Costa Rica; San Juan, Puerto Rico; Samone, Piedmont, Italy; Kasrouane, Mount Lebanon Governorate, Lebanon; Sunderland, England, United Kingdom. 

USA Canton, GA; Sewell, NJ; Duncan, SC; Oklahoma City, OK; Smethport & Sugar Grove, PA; Pembroke Pines, FL; DeKalb, IL; Sharpsburg, NC; Warrensburg, MO; Sebewaing, MI; Parma Heights, OH; Huntingdon, TN; Howard, WI. 

I am so thankful for your visit and hope that you come back each week to participate in the weekly challenges.  Join us in our new series as we spend time in the study of Daily Favor Prayers. 

You are welcome to leave comments or prayer requests below.  All are private. I would love to hear from you and how Daily Favor has worked in your life.  Contact me by leaving a message in the box at the bottom of this week’s post.  

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Stuff Happens
 
One thing I can say for certain is that life isn’t dull and if you think it is you aren’t looking at people!  “Stuff” is always happening – some good, some bad, some just plain funny or weird. My life … weird stuff is taking the driver’s seat lately.  Well, I should rephrase that, I’ve been in the passenger seat watching this happen in hubby’s life. 

Now that the sharp dressed man was long gone and the turmoil from the beginning of our excursion had subsided, we hit our shopping groove and went about our business.  Things went smoothly with no rushing or sense of urgency.   

Where Is that Boy? 

I was ringing things up at the self-checkout when hubby decided to go to the ATM inside the store.  Not really good timing on his part especially since I was almost done.  Keeping a watch on what he was doing I slowed down my pace of scanning items to almost a complete stop so he’d have time to get back before I was done. 

Glancing over to the ATM machine I noticed the hubster wasn’t there.  Without a word to me he changed his plans.  Want to guess what he did?  If you said visit the restroom you would be right on the money.  While right next to the restroom he decided that he would visit one more time before leaving.  

By now I was finished checking out and was ready to feed the machine the money for the goods we purchased.  Looking down the aisle to my right there was no husband to be found.  In my mind was, “Where is that boy?” 

That Good Old Bench 

Leaving the “essentials room” in a bit of a hurry to get back to me, hubby almost bumped into the bench outside the door, (you know that good old bench where we first saw the quick change artist).   
 
Looking down to avoid hitting his leg he saw something quite unexpected; “frumpled” (partially folded and crumpled up) money on the end of the bench.   

He didn’t see anyone near the area and no one was sitting on the bench. His immediate thoughts were to return the money to its rightful owner as it says in Deuteronomy, but whose wad was this, and how could he return it if he didn’t know who lost it anyway?   

“If you see your neighbor’s ox or sheep or goat wandering away,
don’t ignore your responsibility. Take it back to its owner.  
If its owner does not live nearby or you don’t know who the owner is,
 take it to your place and keep it until the owner comes looking for it.
Then you must return it.

  Do the same if you find your neighbor’s donkey, clothing, or anything else your neighbor loses. Don’t ignore your responsibility.
Deuteronomy 22:1-3 NLT) 

It was just “there” calling out “here I am” … waiting as if a gift from Heaven beckoning to be picked up and used.  Grabbing the cash discretely he came back to me at the check-out. 

A side note here, earlier that morning I prayed and asked God to provide for a new vacuum cleaner.  Remember the one I said that constantly gives … it spews out everyone it digests?  Could this be pennies from Heaven (I suppose dollars would be more accurate)?


Why is this happening to me?  Again!   

I was wondering what was taking my husband so long when here he comes practically at a gallop towards me with his arms close by his sides like he was in a straightjacket.  Weird … I thought. 

“Why is this happening to me?  Again!  Why did I get out of bed this morning?”  I could hear hubby saying as he came closer shaking his head in unbelief.   

What is it now, I thought, that has him so worked up?  In about five seconds flat with uncertainty in his voice he explained what happened and turned his hand over disclosing the new found funds. 

He didn’t even give me time to react except to ask how much it was and that it didn’t belong to us.  Instead of waiting until we were done, he abruptly took off and headed to customer service.  Once again he left me with a shopping cart of unpaid groceries and him forgetting to leave his wallet. 

We’re at Defcon 3 Folks 

Now this is beginning to get awkward.  As I stood there awaiting his return the annoying register kept saying, “Do you wish to continue?”  I pushed the “yes” key numerous times drawing the attention of the security guy at the check-outs. 

Sure, forget about the guy who changes into a new set of clothes in the bathroom and walks right out the door.  I’m just waiting for my husband and security zeros in on me for a second time that day.  The first time was when I was in the garden department with my pocketbook in the cart.  A security guard asked if I was taking something out of the store without a receipt!  Awhhhh – frustration building. 

Security went from non-existent to Defcon 3 in a matter of seconds.  I thought of asking the interested employee to go and get hubby for me, but oh that’s right … he couldn’t leave until he was relieved. (Now who’s being sarcastic?) 

Charity begins Here 

Reporting back to customer service, the same lady he talked to about the "clothing exchange" was still in command.  She called for the assistant manager who instructed my husband to leave the cash with him.  If no one claimed it in thirty days the store will donate it to a charity of their choice.  

A bit of speculation washed over hubby’s thinking when the manager suggested he give him the money, especially when he said in a condescending tone, "Of course we can't force you to do it, but..."   Was he one of those "name it and claim it" people that believed someone else's loss was meant for their profit?

Money, money, money! Unclaimed cash, no identification … hmmm “charity begins here” … could have been what came to mind when the manager said to give him the money.  Holding his ground hubby made other arrangements with the store and rejoined me at the check-out. 

As we began to leave a fellow believer and longtime resident of the area entered the store. Sharing the last incident she agreed my husband had made the right decision. 

When Timing Matters  

Lord, all we wanted to do was get cat food and a few groceries.  We weren’t seeking drama, adventure, or to interfere with other people’s lives.  



Looking back we can see how a few minutes either side of the events we experienced would have kept us from being smack in the middle of them.  However, it is obvious that the Lord wanted us (hubby) there at those express moments in time.  Apparently timing does matter. 

So many times we need to make split second decisions and aren’t always sure how to handle them.  Do we stick with morals and do what God says?  What if the situation isn’t exactly crystal clear in the Bible, what do we do then? 

Please Take the Polls 

What would you have done in these situations?  Would you have reported the man or just let it go?  Would you have butted in and told him that what he was doing was wrong?  Was it possible that the man had already paid for the clothes and decided to forego getting a bag and just changed into them before he left?   

What would you have done with the money?  Would you have picked it up waved it in the air shouting, “Anybody lose this?”  That would have created a nice little mob scene.  How about leaving it at the store and just going on your way taking no responsibility to see if the funds were returned to the rightful owners?  That would have been the easiest thing to do. 
 

Take a few seconds and let me know what you’d do in taking the polls to the right of this page.  No one knows who it is, so you can be honest. 

I’ll give the results before the next posting and then they will be closed.  (Please leave your answers in the comment section if the poll gadget is not showing.  Your answers will not be made public.) POLL CLOSED

POLL RESULTS from Security Takes a Holiday: Part 3 (4/7/17)

Would you snitch on a person stealing?
Yes (33%)
Not sure (67%)

What would you do with the found money?
Give it to the store & forget it. (33%)
Give it all to charity. (67%)
 
Mind Your Character 

In recalling the “King’s new wardrobe” incident, my husband made the choice that in order to prevent the man from getting into trouble he would buy the clothing for him given the opportunity. 

As for the second incident, the character of a man remained intact because the focus wasn't on gaining from another person’s loss.  God wants us to stay in “character” as the image bearers of Christ regardless of what situations He brings into our journey. 

Regardless to what the employees of the store did, we tried to do what was right and honorable in God’s eyes despite how it looked to the public.  This was one thing that caused the posting of this to be later in the day.  We wanted to do things according to the law in waiting and that was after the regular posting time. 

To clarify things, our frustration didn’t come from waiting for this situation to be resolved, but waiting on God for answers as to why my husband witnessed these incidents.  Not knowing where favor played a role, or our part in this, was really weighing on us. 

What we realized was that God sometimes calls on His children for “favor” but it’s never unmerited.  He simply wants to include us in His plans and wants to be included in ours. 

This Week’s Challenge:
Favor for God’s Trust 

Friends, sometimes God just wants us to be there for Him. He doesn’t have a grand scheme or some tremendous test that we must pass (although sometimes He does), but He has seen the character we maintain in all situations.   

Most of the time it’s we humans that have a hard time trusting God in a situation and rarely do we think of it the other way around.  The challenge this week is to check our own moral character with the trust factor God is looking for in each of us. 

Here were two very different types of stealing.  One witnessed and one that we could have taken part in if that was where our hearts were.   For these particular situations God placed my husband where He needed him and I viewed it from the sidebar.  

Would I have made the right decisions that pleased the Lord and showed that I could be trusted, without expecting favor compensation from Him?  I can tell you that paying for the man’s duds wasn’t the first thing I thought.  Maybe if it were a woman … hmm? 

As we go about our business have we made room in our plans to include Daily Favor for God’s plans?  Can He trust us to stop in the middle of our routine schedule and let Him use us no matter how strange or weird it may seem?  In other words, are we the moral vessels of honor God can use? 

“Therefore if anyone cleanses himself from the latter (immoral acts),
he will be a vessel for honor, sanctified and useful for the Master,
prepared for every good work.”  (2 Timothy 2:21 NKJV) 

For my vacuum cleaner … we haven’t parted ways ... yet!  Oh, but there will come a day of rejoicing! 

Something special to share with you ...
 
As a worship leader I look for songs of integrity that are based on scripture for our congregations and me to sing.  Our video this week is a song I sing that isn’t on You Tube.  I first heard it around 2001.  It is from a ministry in music that we have used for twenty years.

Yours to Use by Discover Worship (formerly Worship Today)
 

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Until next time, God favors moral living! 

“Moral lifestyles receive favor from the Lord.”
Jesus Christ
 

*Unless noted, the names in articles are changed to protect the individual(s) privacy. 

Note: Emphasis is given in some scriptures to show clarity or understanding and is not to take away from the inspirited Word of God. 

When used, the words satan or devil are not capitalized deliberately, because we give him no place in our lives. 

Disclaimer: Article information is not meant to be used as treatment for mental or physical issues, but geared toward spiritual awareness. 

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