Dancing in the Light

I John 1:7 "If we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ, His Son, cleanses us from all sin."

Location: North Platte, Nebraska, United States

I am a christian wife, mother and grandmother. I am a licensed Social worker and a licensed Christian counselor. I am most proud of the relationships I have with God, my family and friends all over the world. I have been blessed beyond my dreams.

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

A Safe Place To Live

The news said this month was the bloodiest month so far in the war in Iraq. I listen as pro-war and anti-war believers argue with each other about whether we should quit the war and bring our soldiers home or stay until we are victorious. Both sides are convinced they are right. They believe they are far apart. And while their solutions are different, I believe they both want the same thing---a safe place to live. safe for our country, safe for our soldeirs and safe for all mankind.

Safety is important to all of us. Safety gives us peace and comfort and the ability to use our energies to function and accomplish our daily tasks. We get home security systems, lock our valuables in safety deposit boxes and make sure our cars have alarms. We are cautious about where we walk and how we walk and some of us take self defense classes. The desire for the safety of ourselves and our loved ones is a noble one, but I wonder if sometimes we focus so much on keeping the earthly things safe that we don't think about the spiritual things.

Psalm 91:9-11 says "If you make the Most High your dwelling place . . .then no harm will befall 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 so that you will not strike your foot against a stone."

As long as we abide in Him, He and His angels keep our souls safe. We have the peace and comfort of knowing when our Father is watching over us, nothing can harm us. Abiding in the Father means we don't just visit Him, we live there. In Him we are safe, but when we live in the world, we have need to protect ourselves. How wonderful that our Father, the creator of all has chosen to protect us. Only in His home, can we feel secure.



Blogger Larissa said...

Hey, I just wanted you to know that I don't always comment, but I do always read! I really enjoy your blog. It gives me lots to think about.

8:40 AM  
Blogger Rebecca said...

Hi Neva! It's me Rebecca, your cousin. My mom sent me the link to your website. I am so blessed by it. I also wonder, as my girls are 14 and 12 if I have taught them to understand consequences. It's sorta one of those things that you can't fully understand until you do something to have to have consequences, and I wonder have I prepared them enough.

But like you, I am also so grateful that although some choices I have made led to consequences, the punishment therein was paid for by my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

Anyway, I am going to scroll through your other posts. A lot of blessing. Great Work, my sister, my cousin, my friend.

Love you,

12:09 PM  

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