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The Lord is my light and my salvation—
so why should I be afraid?
The Lord is my fortress, protecting me from danger,
so why should I tremble?

Unless the Lord Himself is our light and we surrender to His Sovereignty, we walk blindly in the dark. But, when He is our light and we recognize that our salvation rests in Him alone, there is nothing to fear, for there is nothing greater than our God! He is our fortress and He is our protection and He is our provider!

The one thing I ask of the Lord—
the thing I seek most—
is to live in the house of the Lord all the days of my life,
delighting in the Lord’s perfections
and meditating in his Temple.

So, how do I “live in the house of the Lord all the days of my life?” It is a question of will and of living in the Spirit. In my inner being, I am always in the Presence of the Lord and surrendering my self to Him, so that He lives His life through me. This is not some mystical unknown – it is practical and real and revolutionary!

My heart has heard you say, “Come and talk with me.”
And my heart responds, “Lord, I am coming.”
Teach me how to live, O Lord.
Lead me along the right path.

We can only stand face to face with Him, in His Presence, when we are willing to allow Him to cleanse us and purify us with the fire of Holiness and Righteousness. We cannot take the call lightly, and it will cost us EVERYTHING that is of ourselves. But look at what we get in exchange!!! We see Him in His glory, we come into intimate fellowship with the Almighty God, Creator of the universe and everything in it! Yes, Lord, I am willing to die to every particle of self in me, and live in Your Presence!

Yet I am confident I will see the Lord’s goodness
while I am here in the land of the living.
Wait patiently for the Lord.
Be brave and courageous.
Yes, wait patiently for the Lord.

Yes, I am confident – because I know the faithfulness of my God! I know His promises are true! I know that His timing is impeccable! I will wait patiently – for I know He sees the end from the beginning and knows how every detail fits in His design. I know I can trust Him absolutely; His love never fails!


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