Wednesday, December 6, 2023

He will cover you with his feathers!

 “He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart” ~Psalm 91:4

Our God is a consuming fire. He consumes pride, lust, materialism, and other sin.” Leonard Ravenhill

It was a seemingly normal day, and my husband was driving southbound. It was 10 am and the unexpected happened. My husband was involved in an accident by a distracted driver who was texting. His vehicle was totally lost and he was rushed to the hospital by ambulance. Thankfully, he suffered a few minor injuries. But, he will forever embrace his personal testimony on how he saw wings covering his vehicle and miraculously, the wings stopped the vehicle from the bigger impact. The distracted driver who caused the crash, did not receive any injuries. Tragedies like these have become far too common. “Let all things be done decently and in order”. 1 Corinthians 14:40

Research and statistics indicated that rather than 3,100 deaths per year distracted driving fatalities were likely in excess of 10,000 per year. Accordingly, the % of traffic fatalities caused by distracted driving was likely to be about 29% as opposed to 10% for 2023. It can only take a second, but it can have life-long repercussions. Even at a stoplight, this behavior can be dangerous, as drivers need to maintain total focus in order to drive safely. Please, put your phone down. Fear the Lord with all your heart. Maybe, this has never happened to you or any of your loved ones. I assure you, God is a God of order and there are consequences in our actions. There has been a distracted driving warning. “Do not disturb while driving”. There is a program called: “The new drunk driver”. This program is about taking your eyes off the road for a few seconds. As they do this study the MIT and the university of Connecticut, as they analyze hundredths of drivers in their research. This research is called “3 seconds behind the will '' and this launch through amazon video and public television nationwide. One of the main reasons that research found is “Boredom” in addition to the habit of constantly checking phones. There is a way to have your phone on do not disturb; this feature in every smartphone. By using this feature your phone automatically sends a message: “I'm driving with Do Not Disturb while driving turned on. I'll see your message when I get where I'm going”. There is another notification if it is urgent, reply “urgent” to send a notification through with your original message. Cell Phones were invented to make our lives easier, and they certainly have. But they are also making a lot of lives a lot shorter too. The people who text and drive they are not only putting their life at risk but the people around them. This can be really tragic, until it happens to you or someone you love. Please put your phone down, protect yourself and the lives of others. “For our God is consuming fire”.

We learned to be content with everything in life. The bible says; “In everything be thankful”. It can be a challenge to be thankful when life is not fair. There is this pressure to be thankful. It's easier said than done! Despite the joyful season, the holidays can be an emotionally hard time of the year for many. Let's be kind to those who are hurting. The bible says: “Give thanks in Everything” and even when my husband lost his vehicle; we are thankful for God's protection. I assure you, we can be thankful even in difficult times because we know God is in control and working all things for our good.  I thank God for his promises, and taking care of us when we can anymore. Taste and see the goodness of God. He who has never lost a battle is fighting for you. Do not be afraid. The phrase “do not be afraid” is listed 365 times in the bible. A reminder for everyday. Jesus said to his disciples, “Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat, not about the body, what you will put on. Life is more than food, and the body is more than clothing. Consider the ravens: They do not sow or reap, they have no storeroom or barn; yet God feeds them. And how much more valuable you are than birds! Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to your life? Jesus reminds us that he will take care of us. But, Jesus says: first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. My husband lost his vehicle, yet we can worry about how he is going to make it to work; we find that this is not important. Instead, we are celebrating life through Jesus Christ. Our trust is in the Lord. In the meantime, we will forever worship and be thankful for preserving his life. Being thankful can make a difference. Today, I chose to thank God, even when it might seem difficult; God is and will always be our anchor. “Don't forget God when you get what you prayed for".

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