Sunday, November 22, 2009

Anchored in His Word - Fowler's Snare & Deadly Pestilence

I will say of the Lord, "He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust."  Surely He will save you from the fowler's snare and from the deadly pestilence.  Psalm 91:2-3

What are the fowler's snares and deadly pestilence in your life?

I asked myself this question last week when we began memorizing these verses in a group of which I'm a part. 

Fowler's snares - traps of the enemy, lies he tells me that I buy into.
"You are not loved.  You are not cherished.  You don't fit in anywhere.  God can't/won't use you..."
The list goes on and on.

Deadily Pestilence - sin or distractions I allow to keep me from God's Presence.  Too much time on the computer, watching TV, even spending too much time doing things that are "good" such as preparing thing for homeschooling my kids.

Do I truly believe that He is my refuge, my fortress?  Do I truly trust Him?  When I'm in need of shelter from the storms in life, when those snares block my path, when the deadly pestilence stalks me, do I turn to Him?  Or do I turn to myself or other things of this world?  How do I further develop that trust?

The same as any other relationship, by spending time with Him.  The more time I spend with Him, the better I understand His character and know that I can always trust Him.


Amy said...

oh man, I can relate to the fowler's snares, I've been fighting that one since I was younger.

Holly said...

Your blog today spoke to me in a great way... You are right.. If we ALLOW the enemy room and don't consistantly fill our heart with the word and seeking God - thats where the snares pop in.... Your main verse Isaiah 30:21 has been my focus point this month...I now know that we can trust him to direct our path as long as we are seeking and listening to his voice! Great post, Holly

psalm 91 said...

Fowler's Snare & Pestilence....great topic. What day is it and how many will I hit today. Life is like a mine field and it's hard to say when one of those mines may pop up