December Blog – Minister Lisa Fairley

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Psalm 16:8

King James Version (KJV)

8 I have set the Lord always before me: because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.

Hurricane Sandy recently ravaged the East Coast and as the reports came in on the damage and the lives impacted by the storm I could not help but think of the storms that come into our lives.  There are times when the storms bring a little rain and wind and as the body of Christ we are prepared to withstand the small storms the ones we know will soon past. You grab your umbrella and wait for the sunshine. But what of the hurricane force winds and the torrential down pour of rain that causes up to cringe in the face the devastation and this time you feel you are drowning in the rain while waiting for the sunshine.  What of the rising waters and the damaging winds that seem as if they will never cease.  The storms that make us want to hide until it passes.

That is when we batten down the hatches so to speak. We dig in and declare I shall not be moved.  Sometimes it is easy to say the words but that is the time when you have to know that you have a Safe Place, a definite shelter in the time of storm, a strong rock to grab on to and hold on until the storm passes, declaring that just like a tree planted by the waters, “I shall not be moved”. Your roots are deeply set, there is joy in knowing, Therefore I have set the Lord ALWAYS before me: because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.  There is grace in knowing that neither wind nor rain can move you because you are steadfast, unmovable. You can be assured that Romans 8:38-39 (KJV) 38 For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, 39 Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus.

No matter your storm declare I shall not be moved.

So be encouraged and know that the greater the storms the greater the reward and the greater the glory of the Lord.   Know that you are set apart and called to the season.  That God has given you the power and authority to speak to the storms in your life and declare PEACE BE STILL…

Father we do not ask that you move the storms from our lives for they have their purpose.  But we ask that you allow us to weather the storms as we declare we shall not be moved.  Keep us ever mindful that you have given us authority over every storm and we shall claim I shall not be moved. Thank you Father that we have peace in every storm.   Amen

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