Stay Under Cover


He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart. -Psalm 91:4 NIV


He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart. -Psalm 94:1 NIV

“It’s better to ask for forgiveness than permission.” Unknown

How many times have you heard someone say that?  Is it true?

When God was a cloud over the Israelites, they were to move when the cloud moved and remain in one place as long as the cloud remained.  The cloud was their protection by day and their covering by night.

What do you think would have happened to them if they had decided to move without their cloud covering?  They would have exposed themselves and would have become easy prey to their enemies.

What kinds of things do you do that you should have waited on God’s permission?  It could be any number of decisions from taking a job to quitting one, from marrying someone to divorcing them, from working on a project to turning it down. There are many things that don’t make sense in the world’s eyes but when God calls you to do them, you honor Him.

As you are faced with many challenges and opportunities, filter each decision you make through Your Spirit and ask yourself: will this decision take me out from God’s cloud covering?  Until you are certain that you are within that covering, wait upon the Lord.  There are so many things that do not seem right in the world’s eyes, but His ways and thoughts are higher than that of the world.

Prayer Focus

  • Pray that you will find refuge under God’s covering.
  • Pray for God to help you filter each decision you make in accordance with His will.
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