The Devotion: Proverbs 18:10
Published on August 10, 2021
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Good morning family,
What do you do when you don’t know what to do? Where do you go when you feel overwhelmed?
The Psalmist tells us where he would go…in Psalm 46 which actually was a song , he sings “God is my refuge and strength” I love the fact that it is a song because our mind can capture words and tunes. Maybe that is why David said, ” I mused upon the Word until it was hot within me and…then I spoke with my mouth.”
A tune repeating itself in our head has an incredible ability to influence our emotions and often our behavior. In this particular song/Psalm the reinforcement of God is our refuge and God is our strength is enough to convince my thoughts and emotions that…”Jireh” you are enough!!!! (Shout out again to Jubilee Juneteenth Edition Maverick City Music)
We are told in scripture to enter God’s gates with thanksgiving and into Hus courts with praise. Could it be the very process of entry is preparing our hearts to trust the One we are meeting with?
God is our refuge – is a condition of “being” safe. Maybe that is why the writer says … “a present help in time of need.” In the original language “machaceh” it means to flee back to a place for protection.
My prayer for you today let’s make God’s presence a familiar place we flee back to!
The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous man runs into it and is safe.
Proverbs 18:10 ESV
Run to your safe place!!!
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Dr. René Rochester is the CEO and founder of Phat Star® Learning, formed over 10 years ago to serve urban youth, youth workers and impoverished communities. In our formative years we spent much of our time training inner-city urban youth workers. As the designer of the Kids Across America Kaleo Program, Dr. Rene had the opportunity to serve thousands of youth workers from around the country for over 10 years. During recent years, she has been very concerned with the state of education in our country especially among African American youth.