As I sit before the Lord and share with you my thoughts, I listen to the hammering, stapling and affixing of shingles on my home.

I curiously and cautiously walked outside (doggie on a leash) to see the men walking carefully up the slant to the top of the roof.  Quite frankly I marveled at their ability to do so.  

As I looked up, I saw the top of our home being covered and protected from the elements; wind, rain, hail, snow, dirt, falling autumn leaves……none of that will be able to enter our home from the roof.  We will be well covered.

Suddenly I was pondering before the Lord.  I started thinking about His covering over us. How perfect.  I was watching in the natural what Father God does for us in the Spiritual.  He covers us in His protection, His glory, His presence, His arms, His wings, His love, His guidance, His truth.  

He covers us with His correction, His healing, His word, His forgiveness, His wisdom and His understanding.  He covers us with His Son Jesus Christ, the blood of the Lamb, all through His precious Holy Spirit. 

Psalm 91:1-4 (ESV)

He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.”  For he will deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the deadly pestilence. He will cover you with his pinions, and under his wings you will find refuge his faithfulness is a shield and buckler.

Isaiah 43:2 (ESV) 

When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you.

There are more precious promises of protection in His Word then I have shingles on my roof.  His coverings are too numerous to count.

In my natural world, our new roof will protect all inside my home from the elements of this life. BUT nothing can protect us like the Love of Almighty God.  The storms may come and blow my natural coverings away but NOTHING, NO NOTHING can blow HIS COVERINGS away from me.

If asked to sum up the covering provided by Almighty God, I would have to say….

Ephesians 6:13-17 (ESV)

Therefore take up the whole armor of God that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm. 14 Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, 15 and, as shoes for your feet, having put on the readiness given by the gospel of peace. 16 In all circumstances take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one; 17 and take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God,

He has shown us His way.  He has told us what to do.  Need we look any further?  Need we fear?  No, He has provided a way of escape.  (1 Corinthians 10:13) He is our covering, He is our all in all.  JustAsk

I remain in His peace to love and serve,

Nancy Lennert

Board President, RBCC/TSN

Author and Speaker

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