December 9, 2020

God’s protection

He has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of His love,  Colossians 1:13

God’s protection!  Have you ever thought about it?  Better yet, have you ever asked for it?  Today’s verse says that He has delivered us from the power of darkness.  He already did it.  He pulled you out of the grips of sin and destruction when you received Jesus as your LORD and Savior.  Divine protection was included with that great salvation.  So why do we see people with tragedy coming into their lives?  With some people, it seems to come more often than others.  How do we step into this place of divine protection?

I remember a time that I had this conversation with my Heavenly Father.  I was feeling afraid and worried about possibilities of the people I love falling into calamity.  I asked Him, “LORD, how can I know you will protect them?”  It didn’t take long to get an answer.  He simply showed me, to receive His protection in the same way I receive anything from Him . . . ask in faith.  The same way I received salvation, the same way I receive provision and the same way I get wisdom.  I ask Him. 

Now, I do try to remember to ask for His divine protection every day for myself and those I know and love.  However, I don’t ask for Him to save me every day, but He does.  I have been saved for all eternity.  The only way for that to change is if I walk away from it.  I believe His protection is the same.  I asked for it and I received it, now just like I thank Him for His salvation on a regular basis, I thank Him for His protection regularly.

Today I want to encourage you to received His great gift of salvation, if you haven’t already.  Do it now by asking Him to come into your life to be your LORD and Savior.  Once He is your LORD, thank Him for His love for you and that He is big enough to keep you from the power of darkness.  Ask Him for His divine protection and then just as you received your salvation, believe you have His protection on your life too.  He is watching over you and He will keep you in all your ways!

Today’s scripture reading: Colossians 1:9-14

Published by L. Lyden

Lynette is a recently published author and coordinator of Voices Magazine who endeavors to use her gifts and influence to encourage and promote aspiring writers. Her Daily Dose blog has been an outlet for her to encourage readers to walk closer to God each day. She is a wife, mother and grandmother who loves spending time and going on special outings with her family.

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