Friday, July 23, 2021

FMF: Order

For He will give His angels orders concerning you,
To protect you in all your ways.
(Psalm 91:11, NASB)

There is a wonderful older woman in my church named Carol.  Carol is very private.  She is concervative and proper.  She is full of love.  She cares deeply about the people in her life.  Often when I talk to her, she breaks into prayer as part of her normal conversation.  God's love flows out of her like an artesian spring.

Psalm 91 is key scripture in her life.  She has told me on many occasions that she is praying it over my family.  For our safety.  For our well being.  That the angels would protect us.

And honestly, I just kind of smile and nod when she talks about angels.

I was always more interested in Scripture like that which is in the later verses of Psalm 91, which talk about God saving me and being near me. When I was a teenager and it seemed like every Christian mother I knew was watching Touched by an Angel, my pastor once said he'd rather be touched by Jesus.  That always resignated with me.

But, the truth is, angels are a part of God's plan.  I don't like writing about things I don't understand.  Let me just say it here, I don't understand angels.

Scripture proclaims that God has ordered His angels to protect me in all my ways.  So, I trust in that promise.  Whether I see them or understand them, I am thankful for them.  God's ways are so much bigger than my ways.

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  1. Amie, I was just going to say Hi (after God saved me from the sustained 107 fever, I'm pretty tired), but your opening Scripture called for a more thorough response.

    I hope you like it...and I'm SO glad to be here.

    I did not see how I could be
    here to speak with you again,
    but God's love surrounded me,
    and in His strong arms I remain,
    a shadow of what I had been,
    but healing from the lethal flame,
    and where I've been and what I've seen
    are things that bear no earthly name,
    for "miracle" is cut and dried,
    "deliverance" cool estimation;
    on my behalf the angels cried
    as God worked His restoration
    that I may now, by love and choice,
    more clearly hear My Master's Voice.

  2. There are so many of God’s big ways I don’t understand! Maybe someday! I’d also love to be a “Carol” someday. Thank you for sharing her with us! Cindy @ #fmf

  3. Sometimes I wonder if angels or other things of God are revealed according to our nature. My angel dad has visited my son, but I think he doesn't come to me because I wouldn't react well (I could be terrified) or be open to this. But I sense God in other ways that my son doesn't. All of this is beyond our understanding, but what an amazing God we have. Thank you, Amie, for your words! Karen (FMF #$)

  4. Amen Amie, It was wonderful to hear about the lady from your church. Thank you for sharing your wonderful insights. Blessings.

  5. I once knew a lady like that at my church, and I miss her.