Psalm 91:14 The Lord says, " I will rescue those who love me. I will protect those who trust in my name.
God wants to protect us...imagine God's protection!!! How awesome!!... Look at how we protect our little children... we do anything and everything in our power to protect their bodies from harm and their hearts from hurt... we want to protect them.. and when they are little that is easy because we are with them all the time... and we can do this because we ARE with them... and they love us so much they don't even want us our of their sight!... Ahh but then they become teenagers and they are busy with their friends and they are often far away from us and we can't protect them as well... we want to!!!... but they are not near enough to us that we are able to catch them if they fall!... they don't even love us as much as they did when they were little.... deep down they do... but it can seem as if they don't!!.... they don't even want to spend time with us... we aren't even sure if they love us sometimes.... and that distance in itself makes it hard for us to protect their bodies or their hearts. God needs to know that we love him... we need to be close enough to God for him to protect us....we need to do the things God ask because he tells us what to do for our protection...we make rules for our kids to protect them...and when they are little you can ask a them to do anything and they love you so much that they do it... ok mommy and off they go to please us.... we need to spend time in God's word, with God... we spend time with people we love and if we love God we need to spend time each day with Him... learning about him... listening to Him... talking to him... pleasing Him and in return God will protect our bodies and our hearts... he will give us words to say... He will go before us in our day setting our day up for success... like we do for our children.... Maybe this is what Jesus meant when he said we need to be like little children..... we need to raise up our hands and be excited that God is here!!... we need to listen to his stories completely hanging on ever word eager to learn.... we need to find rest in His arms... we need to be eager to please God and when we find ourselves acting like teenagers... running off being too busy for God we need to stop and say can God really protect me if I don't spend time with Him each day?.. we need to remember to love God with the heart of a child.