Father, thank You that You, as the Holy Spirit are alive in me. And thank You that the Holy Spirit fills me with “power and love and a sound mind.” Father, help me live this Spirit-filled life. Show me how to use these gifts the way You intended.
The Amplified Version of this scripture, tells me this power will keep me from being fearful, from cringing and behaving cowardly. It tells me I will have boldness, courage, and authority that comes from You. I will have access to Your love to treat people compassionately and caringly. And I will have a well-balanced mind with discipline and self-control.
Father, remind me in times of decision making and stress, that You have given me a sound mind for figuring things out. And that I can trust those thought processes when I ask for Your, the Holy Spirit’s help.
Father, I claim “You are my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” You are the Most High and the Almighty God, and You allow me to dwell in Your shelter and rest in Your shadow. The picture here is one of complete protection. Refuges and fortresses are defensible places where one can be safe; safe from the elements, and safe from enemies.
It is not just a place I run to in times of trouble, but because You are my God, I can live there all the time. I have a place of safety and security to operate out of, always. There I can live, and there I can find rest. Your rest includes elements of: R- relaxation E- enjoyment S- security and T- triumph.
Psalm 91 pictures this place as a mother hen protects her young chicks by sheltering them literally under her feathered wings. And Your refuge protects me in every way possible.
Your protection includes the physical, emotional, mental, financial, spiritual; every way I need to be shielded. I am protected from entrapment and disease. In daylight and in darkness, I am covered. Weapons, epidemics and mass death will not touch me. I will not be overcome by disaster or harm.
But I will see the wicked punished. I will receive help from Your angels. You promise to protect me, rescue me, answer my call, and always be with me.
I have received Your salvation. I could not ask for more. Thank You. Amen