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Deliverance is available for the asking

Monday, October 29, 2012

Psalm 3

1 Lord, how many are my foes!
How many rise up against me!
2 Many are saying of me,
“God will not deliver him.”

3 But you, Lord, are a shield around me,
my glory, the One who lifts my head high.
4 I call out to the Lord,
and he answers me from his holy mountain.

5 I lie down and sleep;
I wake again, because the Lord sustains me.
6 I will not fear though tens of thousands
assail me on every side.

7 Arise, Lord!
Deliver me, my God!
Strike all my enemies on the jaw;
break the teeth of the wicked.

8 From the Lord comes deliverance.
May your blessing be on your people.

King David wrote this psalm as he was fleeing for his life from his own son, Absalom. However, as I re-boot my healthy lifestyle, I saw this Psalm with new eyes, a new personal application. I re-read it through the lens of the "foes" being my old habits, the old mental self-destructive scripts in my head, and my laziness.

Go back and re-read it.

What are the foes you are facing which are keeping you (and me) from being what we were created to be?

You and I were created for so much more than THIS battle. THIS battle is just one of Satan's tools to keep us too busy to fight the REAL battle.

It's time for the Lord's deliverance! You only have to cry aloud for His deliverance!

Do you REALLY want deliverance? REALLY?!?!? It will require change. Change is scary. Are you ready? REALLY ready?

Am I?
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1CRAZYDOG 10/31/2012 11:28AM

    Awesome blog. I'm ready! HUGS

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DMSPEER93 10/30/2012 9:50AM

    How encouraging are your words, Heidi! May God bless you and strengthen you as you rearm yourself for this battle.

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LOOKINGUP2012 10/30/2012 9:49AM

    This psalm is so appropriate to the weight loss journey (or any other battle). emoticon for sharing your thought on it!

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1CRAZYDOG 10/29/2012 8:44PM

    Yes! Change is totally scary, but also worth the effort. Gret blog! HUGS

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BROWNCOFIDDLER 10/29/2012 8:28PM

    And that's the common thread that runs thru life....change. Never easy, always a challenge, but very necessary. We know it's always coming into our lives so maybe it's best to just embrace it as being all part of God's plan. Very nice blog!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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ELISADENK 10/29/2012 7:41PM

    Isn't the first verses a song?

Well done!!

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GOPINTOS 10/29/2012 6:28PM

    Thanks for sharing!

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STILLWATERSSB 10/29/2012 5:50PM

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Great blog, Heidi! Couldn't agree with you more!

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