I don't have to fear darkness or attack because God is my sun and shield. I don't have to worry about failure or obscurity because my God gives grace and glory. When I walk with Him, there is an abundance of His goodness and He doesn't withhold it.
God is to me like the sun is to the earth. He gives light, warmth, and life that couldn't exist otherwise. Because of Him, I am alive and I thrive in the warmth of His love.
God is to me like a shield is to a warrior. I cling to Him for protection in every battle. He covers me, and does not let the enemy take my life or harm me -- as long as I hold to Him more than any other thing.
The world has seen enough "Christianity" that has lacked the elegance and grace of the unadultered power of God. He will not hold back any good thing from His people. In fact, He desires to pour it out. His requirement is that we walk uprightly.
The Lord shines upon us in all benevolence and grace. He illuminates our darkness and blesses us with the warmth of His presence. He shines on us to reveal our sonship in Him. He signifies that we are His own. As we walk through a world of darkness, cloudy with vain philosophies, obscured by the thick fog of self pride and confusion, He pierces through this darkness with a light that radiates from the throne of God itself. We are set apart and called out of darkness into His marvelous light!
There is no better place to be than close by His side! He enlightens my path, he defends, enables, and even gives glory-all if I just walk through normal life, uprightly!
Grace and glory. What a combination! Grace: skill and finesse in handling and presenting the Gospel. An attractiveness and presence that draws people to me and then to Him. Grace, a special covering of His strength for my weakness.
Glory: A mark on my life of the wondrous. Power and anointing. The privilege of preaching the Gospel and seeing the Gospel happen.
The qualification: "doing what is right"; walking in His will.
"For the LORD God is our sun and our shield. He gives us grace and glory. The LORD will withhold no good thing from those who do what is right."
This is a promise to all mankind. God will give us good things. He does bless us, because He is a loving Father. The condition is for those are right with God. I know I am right with God by reading His Word and letting Him show me the areas of my life that need to change. If I am humble this will bring repentance, Grace and the good things of God.
One day spent in your house, this beautiful place of worship,
beats thousands spent on Greek island beaches.
I’d rather scrub floors in the house of my God
than be honored as a guest in the palace of sin.
All sunshine and sovereign is God,
generous in gifts and glory.
He doesn’t scrimp with his traveling companions.
It’s smooth sailing all the way with God-of-the-Angel-Armies.
Psalm 84:11-12 MSG
A sun provides light, a shield provides protection, grace and glory provide freedom from sin. Who else can provide these things not only physically but spiritually also? No one but God. For those who love Him and walk in His ways, He will willingly give them theses things and more. However light does not shine in the shadows, and a shield can't protect if we wander away from it. So we must hit the mark and walk uprightly.
As we walk uprightly with Him and do our part to be close to Him and be Holy, He WILL fulfill EVERY desire! I am here to bring glory to His name, and he will take care of the rest!
Harvest Church Meridian