It’s raining this morning. When I let Sampson out I stayed on the front stoop which was the only dry place which you see in the picture. I didn’t want to get wet so I had two choices: stay inside or stay under the shelter of the overhang. No other choice.
I stepped inside the door and snapped the picture.
With all the talk of safe zones and people feeling unsafe in the world today for whatever reason, we surely see He’s our safe zone. Staying close to Him is our only hope.
That doesn’t mean we cordon ourselves off and become hermits. It means we venture out to our jobs, stores, etc., under the shelter of Him, literally. We carry on with our lives, believing He’s with us and will keep us and His promises and truth will protect us no matter where we find ourselves.
Here’s the catch though. We have to “go under” the shelter. As bad as I didn’t want to get wet this morning, if I walked out from under the cover of the front porch, I would get wet! I even tried it to see. Yep, I got wet. Without covering such as a hoodie, umbrella or the like, rain would get me wet.
The world will have an impact on us if left only to our want not to be affected. We have to “put on” Jesus so we will be protected. We have to get into the Bible, pray and then think about what we read and believe. Without out it, we’re going to get saturated by what we encounter and become what we’re believing God to keep us from.
If it’s cold outside and we don’t wear warm clothes, what’s going to happen? We protect our bodies with the intent to not let the elements make us miserable. The same concept applies to our Spirits, our hearts. We must protect ourselves at all times.
Stay in the safe zone. Put on Jesus before you go out there. Don’t expose yourself to danger…or rain for that matter. If you do, you’re gonna get wet!
“Therefore, take up the full armor of God, so that you will be able to resist in the evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm.” Ephesians 6:13