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30 second devotional: God of angel armies

The God of Angel Armies
Psa 46:1-4
A song of the sons of Korah
1 God is a safe place to hide,
ready to help when we need him.
2 We stand fearless at the cliff–edge of doom, courageous in seastorm and earthquake, 3 Before the rush and roar of oceans, the tremors that shift mountains.
Jacob–wrestling God fights for us,
God of angel armies protects us.
4 River fountains splash joy, cooling God’s city, this sacred haunt of the Most High.
(Message)

Do you ever feel like this? I mean the first half of this picture. The mountains slide into the sea utter chaos is within and without. I’ve been there and I know you have too. Literally I stood once at the edge of the Washita river when the waters were rising and whole trees and river banks were sliding off into the turbulent water with resounding booms. Life is like that sometimes. Someone facing cancer surgery or the implosion of debt can tighten like a noose about your neck. Freedom of restriction calls with your every thought and breath. However even if your shackles came loose and you were to fly to the heavens when you returned to earth you would still have your problems. God wants us to find in him refuge even in the midst of the storm. He is our strength our help and hope in the storm. Rest in his promises. Rely on his character. Find the calm in the storm, the peace in the turbulence, the quiet overwhelming confidence that only satisfies the soul. You’ll not find it apart from him. The world creator, wind calmer, water walker and fire treader, lion tamer, giant killer and God of angel armies stands up for you. He is our defence and our refuge. He is our hope and help when he is needed most.

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Thirty second devotional: wisdom

Pro 8:7-9
7 For my mouth shall speak truth;
and wickedness is an abomination to my lips.8 All the words of my mouth are in righteousness; there is nothing froward or perverse in them. 9 They are all plain to him that understandeth, and right to them that find knowledge.

Anyone can speak foolishly, swear falsely, or with empty cuss words. However not everyone hears the voice of ageless wisdom and can speak wisely. Wisdom must be found like precious gold. With much seeking it is discovered and possessed. However it is better than gold because once you learn it you can never lose it. Yet the appropriation of gold when given away it is lost to you. When wisdom is spent or shared you still have the same that you originally found. Its the only true investment that never sees exhaustion. Its more than knowledge for it can be forgotten. Its more than common sense because it too can be lost. Wisdom and its application shared to others never finds the end of its increase. Listen to wisdom’s voice. Learn to speak her language, think her way and share her riches for your lifetime. Only speak righteously and in truth. Walk in her precepts in grace and integrity. Wisdom, life’s best pursuit does not bring shame but ageless life and endless joy.