Saturday, April 7, 2012

My Hiding Place by Shirley Brosius

I snapped this picture a few weeks back and then last week read this devotional and the two just seemed to click. I just had to share it hope you all enjoy it as much as it meant to me when I read it.
~ Devotional taken from p. 6 of Turning Guilt Trips into Joy Rides

Guilt Trip to Avoid:  Failing to protect myself

For you are my hiding place; you protect me from trouble.  You surround me with songs of victory.  Psalm 32:7

(since I prefer KJV here is the verse from KJV)
 Thou art my hiding place; thou shalt preserve me from trouble; thou shalt compass me about with songs of deliverance. Selah.  Psalm 32:7

My Hiding Place 
by Shirley Brosius

As I work at my computer by a window, I watch a squirrel carry bunches of leaves up a tree.  Up and down it goes, load after load.  High in the tree, where a branch forks from the trunk, the squirrel is building a hiding place.  That's because hawks sit high in the trees watching for any bird or small animals that might make a tasty sandwich.  But now the squirrel will have somewhere to hide because a hawk is not likely to attack a squirrel's sanctuary.  The squirrel doesn't wait until the hawk appears.  It establishes its sanctuary on sunny days when all is peaceful and quiet.

Like the squirrel that knows how to build a hiding place by God's grace, I can build a hiding place for my soul-also by God's grace.  The Word of God forms its foundation.  Prayer builds its walls.  The Holy Spirit fills the rooms with a sweet presence.  I am safe in my sanctuary.  When  the hawks of life attack me, I have ready a place to hide.  Who knows what might happen had I not prepared.

Take the Joy Ride:  When King Saul tried to kill David, god hid and protected him while he was on the run because he'd had a long and close relationship with God.  David was a man after God's own heart.  We can be women after God's own heart if we, too, take the time to build a relationship with him-a sanctuary.  How might you build a hiding place?

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  1. Loved the photo you took that shows exactly what I wrote about. Thank you for sharing it on your blog. You are a blessing.

  2. I took this photo some days before reading the devotion but it just fit and clicked when I read the devotion.


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