I'm pleased to have Michelle Stephens come on the blog and share her favorite Scripture today, which also happens to be mine. It's amazing to see how the hand of the Lord God Almighty is at work in our lives, but especially joyful when we can share it with someone else to encourage them. See how Psalm 91 has impacted Michelle Stephens' and her outlook on this particular passage of Scripture. Read on...
I literally could not live without having Psalm 91 in my heart. This scripture is my favorite because it tells of the promise of God’s protection. It gives me not only life, but hope, courage and strength like nothing else in this world.
|The Secret Place
It begins by telling me that God has a secret place, which is a place of rest and that if I dwell there, I will be hidden under the shadow of His wings. I will be in His safety. To dwell with Him means to keep Him near at all times and remain in fellowship with Him.
When I live this way, the traps of the enemy can no longer touch me. Sickness will not affect me. I have absolutely nothing to fear!
I can be surrounded by chaos, evil and death that is causing massive destruction and I will be protected. His angels will be with me and keep me from harm. Danger can be right beneath my feet and no harm will come to me.
|My Psalm 91Testimony
I have been a witness to these promises with every unscathed recovery from sickness and loss, and each serious accident that did not happen until after I passed by or that narrowly missed me. Of particular note was when I was on the way to my first event as a featured author, with my God-inspired debut novel. Despite being unemployed, I was driving down to Atlanta from North Carolina after family and friends crowd-funded the trip at my release party. A loose tire came barreling down the highway and was stopped dead in its rolling tracks. It fell flat just before bouncing into my path with my right wheel just barely scraping past it. I also recall the time that a car came towards me head-on and the driver cut the wheel away with just inches between us. Another time, an out-of-control car was abruptly stopped just short of hitting me. Though it was turned the wrong way and was just beside me with less than a foot between us, I felt a sense of calm. The other driver was wide-eyed, and we briefly looked at each other with a look of knowing that God had saved us. I went on my way, safe in the care of His angels. I knew that their wings were the stopping force each and every time. I thank the Most High for the deliverance and long life He has bestowed upon me simply because I love Him and know His name!
National Bestselling Author Michelle Lynn Stephens hails from Durham, North Carolina and is an inspirational writer who encourages others to overcome life’s obstacles through faith and perseverance. She is the author of The Divorcée Chronicles:Diary of a Divorcée Diva and her poetry collection, Straight from a Diva’s Heart, which was shortlisted as a Read Freely Best Indie Book of 2017. She is delighted to be co-author of the Brown Girls Books anthology, Single Mama Dating Drama. When she’s not writing, she enjoys singing, performing spoken word poetry, and dancing with her toddler. Connect with her online at www.michellelynnstephens.com.
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