Today’s Scattered Seeds
We used to sing a beautiful chorus in church, and sometimes we still sing it. Maybe you’ve heard it too. There’s a part that goes like this…
The name of the Lord is a strong tower
The righteous run into it and they are saved
I’m reminded of the remnants of a fortress not far from our home known as Upper Fort Gary. Only the gates remain today, but at one time the 15-foot walls of thick stone protected the centre of trade and it’s people.
Scripture after scripture tells us that we too have a fortress. A hedge of protection more fortified and secure than any fortress could be.
We never know when or what it might be, but we do know that the enemy seeks to destroy and that he is seeking us out.
His tactics are vicious, his temptations are sly. He wants to steal our joy, destroy our families, and cause us to doubt. But he’s no match for the power of God.
Remember Paul wrote, “We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed.” (2 Corinthians 4:8-9, NIV)
Whenever you’re facing the enemy, run to the Lord. If you’re discouraged, depressed, in doubt about your faith, upset about this world, suffering loss… spend time in the presence of God. Open up the Bible and let His Word strengthen you.
There’s joy to be found in our faith when we trust in the wisdom of God. There’s incomparable peace to found in those pages. Words that remind us this world’s not our home. A Savior who tells us that He’s coming back. Love that sent our Lord to the cross so that we might be saved.
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Read Psalm 91, where we read about the protection of God.
The name of the Lord is a fortified tower; the righteous run to it and are safe. (Proverbs 18:10, NIV)
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Darlene Schacht and her husband Michael live in Manitoba Canada where the summers are beautiful and the winters are cold. Together they’ve come to learn that relationships aren’t always easy, but that marriage, the way God intended it to be, is a treasure worth fighting for.
She began her publishing journey about twelve years ago when she pioneered one of the first online magazines for Christian women, known at the time as “Christian Women Online Magazine.” After three years, Darlene left CWO to blog as a solo author at Time-Warp Wife Ministries.
It was also during this transition that she worked alongside actress Candace Cameron Bure to write the NYT Best-Selling book, Reshaping it All: Motivation for Spiritual and Physical Fitness. Reshaping it All was the winner of both the 2011 USA Best Book Awards and the 2012 Christian Reading Retailers Choice Awards.
Author of more than 15 books, Darlene continues to write and to minister to her readers through her blog at TimeWarpWife.com.
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