Friday, May 1, 2015

Always Protected

When it came to taking my first vacation after moving into my new home here, I admit I had certain reservations about leaving it.  The Lord exposed in me a fear of not having this residence as heavily protected as the one in New Jersey. Silly of me, wasn't it? But the Lord didn't rebuke me for it; He graciously set about showing me that He is the same everywhere, and the same Mighty Presence which kept me for 15 years in my former dwelling was all the more at the ready in this place of new beginnings designated for me.

I remember after praying very seriously to this effect one evening that, when I got into bed, the Lord began opening my eyes to His realm and focusing my attention on two places in the apartment.  In the spirit, for an instant I saw Angel Cleophus (read more about this angel) at the front door just before he literally stepped into the wall adjacent to it.  Cleophus and I are friends; we met at my previous dwelling; he is a powerful cherub assigned to me and by God's Spirit I recognized him immediately.  It calmed me.  A moment later, deeper inside my dwelling, He showed me another angelic being He'd also posted beside a window to "guard" me.  There was more of a military sense about this angel, very bright white and dressed a bit differently than Cleophus (who appeared in a simple, knee-length, golden skirt).  The angel's focus reminded me of the guards at Buckingham Palace, and the being held a sword which also shortened to a candle when necessary.  He took his place in front of the window and then "disappeared", stepping as it were into the building's structure.

After seeing these things, Holy Spirit cloaked my spirit with the comfort of knowing Yahweh "had my back" with His angels of protection and vigil.  (In truth, one of my guardian angels is named "Vigil".) I can only say that, after seeing these faithful beings posted, the realization and knowing that my Heavenly Father was still protecting me with His loving power absolutely overtook me.  Thank You, Jesus - I was soaked and saturated with it. I knew that I would find my dwelling as safely situated and operational upon my return as it was upon leaving.  And it was.

Merciful God.

I've thought to myself since then, did God really have to "show me" His protections to quell my fears?  Well, whether He had to or not - He did.  He did it because my peace of mind matters even more to Him than it does to me.  There is no matching His tenderness... no defining His mercy.  He is the Almighty, all-caring, all-understanding and compassionate, "Father" God - and there is no one else who has or occupies His place within my heart.  Amen.

Dear God, thank You.  Father, I love You, I love You, I love You.

Your Sharon.  Your Shamma (Obedient One).  Your daughter everlastingly and forever.