HIS SHADOW AND HIS SHELTER
The shadow of an object or person can only cast so far. To be in the shadow of something or someone is to be in very close proximity. Applying this to our walk with God speaks of the intimacy in such close quarters and desire of communion with Him. God's Shadow does not speak of darkness, doom or gloom but of shade, comfort and refreshing. In Psalm 91:1 we read that "The Shelter" is His and "The Shadow" is His. Those who journey to this locale "dwell" and "rest".
Do you have a quiet time or personal time with The Lord? Do you have a set time where you get away to what Psalm 91:1 calls "the Secret Place"? If you do not, I want to encourage you to implement a time like this in your everyday agenda.
However, I also desire to encourage you to access that hallowed atmosphere when you are on the go and need a special touch of His Presence. Some of us when we get disturbed or irritated might count to ten to get our wits back under control. This is a good technique for some. However, I would propose, if you can, to get out of the offensive area and into a private space where you can enter The Shelter of the Most High God. Afterward you can say as Paul said, "But he said to me, 'My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.' Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me." (2 Cor. 12:9)
Turn Psalm 91:1 backwards and paraphrased - anybody resting in the shadow of The Almighty, dwells under the shelter of the Most High.
Now read the verse as it is written - "Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High, will rest in the shadow of The Almighty."
Praise God! Do you see how vast God's shadow is? His Shadow covers the entire area of "the shelter". His Word says, "whoever dwells in the shelter...will rest in the shadow". You come into His "shelter" you get His "shadow". You aim for His "shadow" and "the shelter" is already there. You receive both when you desire and seek for His Shadow And His Shelter.
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