Monthly Archives: May 2016
The thermostat on my wall
Just seems to hang out there
Withno concern at all;
It hasn’t a single care.
Unlike the thermometer
Tracking inside and out:
Thermostat controls the heat:
That’s what it’s all about.
So it is with God’s elect,
Called to change atmospere;
To have a profound effect
On people far and near.
We are not called to follow
The fads that come along;
But as we God to all show,
We strengthen the Spirit’s song.
So rise up each righteous one:
Let Jesus shine through you;
As brightly as the sun,
In God’s glorious love and truth.
This is what Psalm 91 guarantees us. Each declaration is written in the first person; feel free to read it aloud to yourself and your household:
God is my refuge. I trust in Him and am safe.
God’s faithful promises are my armor and protection.
God’s huge, outstretched arms protect me; under them, I am perfectly safe.
He fends off all harm.
Even though others succumb all around me, I will be safe.
Evil can’t get close to me; harm can’t get through the door.
God commands His angels to protect me wherever I go.
His angels catch me and keep me from falling.
God gives me the best of care.
God is at my side in the hardest of times.
My God rescues and honors me.
God gives me a long life.
He gives me a long drink of salvation.
And one from Psalm 112:
My heart is secure.
(Developed from the Message Bible’s translation of Psalms 91 and 112)
Precious is the faith of a child,
With joyful believing
And open receiving;
They blithely declare without doubt.
Deeper still is the faith of one
Who knows disappointment,
A heart in sorrow bent;
Who declares with strong conviction.