Times of Refreshing ~ Devotional from Heather






This is a devotion the Lord gave me back in March and lead me to today to share with you! Be blessed! 
 

For the past two nights I have had dreams concerning wings and feathers, and knew that the Lord was wanting to show me something. So I went to Psalm 91, which I knew spoke of God covering His children with His feathers and us taking refuge under His wings.  
I had been having a rough couple of days, dealing with discouragement and doubt. It comes from looking around too much and not looking up. But even in these times of difficulty, when I wonder how He could love me after all the mistakes I've made and the many times I've fallen into doubt and unbelief, even then He is not condemning me, but He's actually calling to me; giving me dreams to point me back in the right direction...into His loving arms! He is a good, good Father! That is truly Who He is! And we are loved by Him! That is who we are!  
So of course the verses in Psalm 91 that talk about taking refuge under His wings really stood out to me and touched me because that is where our trust and faith needs to CONSTANTLY be, in His unfailing love for us! But as I read the whole chapter, every single verse just grabbed me!  One verse in particular stood out to me, verse 2, which says: "I will SAY of the Lord, "He is my refuge and fortress!"  
I was reminded of the power of our words for either good or evil! I was reminded that God's Word is true, but in order to activate it in our lives we must believe it and bring our minds into alignment with it!!  
So I felt lead to share Psalm 91 with you today not just as a text to read, but as a confession to speak out daily!!! The power of life and death is in our tongue! And faith comes by HEARING and hearing by the Word of God!! 
It's so incredible and amazing to know and grab hold of the truth of God's Word!! I encourage you to declare Psalm 91 as your war cry today!!! 

Today I will dwell in the secret place of the Most High, therefore I will abide under the shadow of the Almighty.  
The Lord is my refuge and fortress! He is MY God, in Whom I will trust!! 
SURELY He will deliver me from the trap of the enemy and from the perilous pestilence (deadly disease)!  
He will cover me with His wings, and under His feathers I will take refuge; His truth is my shield and protection. 
I AM NOT afraid of the terror by night, or of the arrow that flies by day! I am not afraid of the pestilence that walks in darkness, or of the destruction that lays waste at noonday!  
A thousand may fall at my side, and ten thousand at my right hand, but danger will not come near me! I will only be a spectator as I look on and witness the repayment of the wicked, for I am safe in the shelter of the Most High.  
Because I have made the Lord Most High my dwelling place, no evil will befall me and no plague will come near my dwelling! 
He has commanded His angels in regard to me, and they are bearing me up in their hands, so that I do not even dash my foot against a stone!  
I will tread upon the lion and cobra! The young lion and the serpent I will trample underfoot!  
Because I have set my love upon Him, He will save me! He will set me securely on high because I know His name and confidently rely on Him, knowing He will never abandon me, no, never!  
I will call upon Him and He WILL answer me! He will be with me in trouble! He will rescue me! He will honor me!  
With long life He will satisfy me and show me His salvation!!!  
I agree with the truth of God's Word today!! I believe and claim His promises and I declare them in the mighty name of JESUS!!! Amen - it is so!!! 

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