Monday, August 6, 2012

Day 6: Deliverer

The LORD is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. Psalm 18:2

When I was about five years old or so, I thought I could swim. I had been practicing the bathtub. When I arrived at the swimming pool for my first swimming lesson, I thought I could swim so when I saw the other kids jummping in the pool, I jumped right in.

Soon the waters were swirling over my head. I was drowning. I remember looking up and a large hand reached down and pulled me out of the water. I was saved. Delivered.

Deliver: to give birth to; to produce, to set free as from misery, peril or evil.

That's what god does for us. He is our deliverer. He saves us from death and disaster. When we are drowning in the swirling waters of life and our circumstances, he reaches down and lifts us up with his mighty hand. With his great power he sets us in a place of safety and security.

Not only is God a deliverer who saves us, he is a deliverer who sets us free.He frees us from fear, our past, disappointments, addictions and other situations or curcumstances that keep us in bondage. He is a deliverer who brings to fruition the purpose and plans that he has for our lives and the destiny that he has placed within us. He helps us to give birth to his purpose for our lives.

But you can't fight against the deliverer when he's trying to save you. You'll drown. Rest in his strong hands and know that he has the power to deliver.

Sovereign LORD, my strong deliverer, you shield my head in the day of battle. Psalm 140:7

He is my loving God and my fortress, my stronghold and my deliverer, my shield, in whom I take refuge, who subdues peoples under me. Psalm 144:2

Our God is a God who saves; from the Sovereign Lord comes escape from death. Psalm 68:20

Reflection and Response:
How has God delivered you? Has he set you free from something or given birth to something within you?

I praise God for being a deliverer who...
I thank him for...


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