Trust the Word, He is our shield.
Proverbs 30:5 -
Every word of God is tried: He is a shield unto them that take refuge in him.
I was on a vacation with my family. I travelled to Bangalore by train and then on to Mysore and Ooty by road. A few months back when I went to book my tickets for a comfortable A/C coach I did not get it and had to adjust with the non A/C both ways. At that time I was a little disappointed since I had my small daughter with us and we wanted her to be as comfortable as possible. But after returning from the trip I would say the Lord did the best thing through the whole trip.
While going we had Hindus and while coming we had Muslim families round about us in the train. They had come on RAC (without confirmation) and had problems when it came to sleeping. Since we could spare a sleeper between my wife, my daughter and me, we offered that to the families. This later allowed us to get into comfortable conversation with them and that allowed me to speak about God and the Bible unto them.
While talking to the Hindus’ I was sharing about who God is and how all other gods did not exist. I also shared about creation and how through creation we can know the Creator. Also how God is a living God who works wonders in our lives when we acknowledge Him. Then lastly I led them to the Bible through which we can know Him.
With the Muslim families I started by talking about their religious books (Quran and Hadiths) and that opened the door to let me show them that their religious books were unreliable, false and that their Allah is not God the Creator. This time too I concluded with them on how the Bible is the Word of God and no other book gives the Truth.
Even the drivers of the vehicles we encaged through and fro from Bangalore to Ooty via Mysore, I (along with a believer family who joined us) managed to share the Truth of the Word and expose the false they believed in; one driver was a Muslim and the other a Catholic.
We did not fear people, place or crowd, we were so bold because we were confident with the Word of God, for we knew every word in the Bible stands tried and tested since years. Even though none of us have the whole knowledge of the Word yet we had confident of the Word since it has never failed us.
Also long before we started our trip the Lord had warned on a certain area which I took caution of; otherwise we had no fear of anything. Our God is not an imagination or concept but a living God and His Word comes alive when we trust and take refuge in Him.
Today the Lord is telling us in the world there will be resistance and problems but when we trust in His Word and take refuge in it by abiding by it, the Lord will protect us and be our shield.
[ Prayer Starter ]
Lord, You are true to your Word and every word You speak comes to pass and blesses those who take refuge in your Word. Let us be bold in the world and witness the Word not fearing anyone or anything. Lord, your Word does not say there will be no problems but says You will protects us and be our shield even when problems surround us. Help us Lord to witness You and the Truth to the world...
This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.
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