Did you know that you can experience God in your everyday walk with Him? James 4:8 (NIV) says, "Come near to God and he will come near to you." As you read and study the Word, you will renew your mind to think as He thinks.
Some people live far from God in their thoughts and attitudes. They see Him as being in some distant place. But God wants you to live in close fellowship with Him. He wants you to experience living close to Him through the Word. He is saying, "Come near to Me."
When you draw near to God, you will experience a place of protection. When you rest in the shadow of God Almighty, He rescues you from every trap, protects you from deadly diseases, covers you with His feathers, and promises a place of shelter under His wings (Ps. 91:3–4 NLT).
When I think of Psalm 91, I'm reminded of my grandpa's farm back when I was a young boy. PaPa raised chickens, and I remember times when a hawk would fly overhead. Whenever the chickens were threatened in any way, the hens began clucking as if they were calling to the chicks. The chicks would run to the hens. As many as 10 or 12 chicks would squat down and hide under the hens' wings. You wouldn't see any chick alone in the barnyard! They were all safely hidden underneath the wings of those hens.
This year, I encourage you to draw close to God. Hide in Him, and find refuge under His wings. Spend time in the Word and in prayer. Take time to worship the Lord in all of His glory for His awesome goodness and love.
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Kenneth W. Hagin
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