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Time Of Refuge

Heavenly Father strengthen us as we pour out so that You can pour in and lead us as we pour forth in Your name. Amen

January 11, 2021


Good Morning Princesses,


You Are My Refuge

ref·uge (noun) /ˈrefˌyo͞oj,ˈrefˌyo͞oZH/
a condition of being safe or sheltered from pursuit, danger, or trouble.

If you conduct a search in the Bible to find verses that represent God as our refuge, you will find many verses that highlight God being our rock, our fortress, our shield, our deliverer, our Savior.


Take a few moments this week to look it up in your Bible ("God is my refuge"). As you read the verses that you find thank God for being your refuge.


Thank Him for His faithfulness. Thank God for His everlasting love.


Recognizing and believing God's promise as our refuge is something we should carry with us daily.


No matter what comes our way. God is our refuge. God is our protector.


We are only 11 days into the year 2021 and we are in the midst of a pandemic, unrest, and discourse. As children of the Almighty, we are on a remote assignment. We have been called to be light and salt in this world. Yes, for such a time as this, and in all times. But be assured that despite the unrest and discourse, God is our refuge.


Self Check

Now for the hard questions.

  • What is your assignment Princesses?

  • Have you asked God?

  • If you know, are you running from it or walking in it?

  • Do you believe that God is your refuge always?


For Abraham, the call was clear. While unsure where he was going, Abraham went. God was his refuge. In Genesis 12 God calls Abraham (Abram) to leave his country and to go to a land that He would show him. As was all know from this passage the story of Abraham is a foundation for the Christian faith walk. In fact, Abraham's story of faith is listed in the Hall of Faith as faith in action found in Hebrews 11:8-19. But what's also engulfed in the calling of Abraham is a promise by God that connects from Abraham to us (as children of the Almighty). Of the promises listed, let's focus today on just one verse. Take a look:

I will bless those who bless you,
and whoever curses you I will curse;
and all peoples on earth
will be blessed through you.” (Genesis 12:3)

In this verse, God is very clear. As we go through our daily walk, know that the promises of Abraham are with you today. He is our refuge.


Fast forward to the book of Ezekiel. God issues an assignment to Ezekiel. The assignment is one where he is warned that those he is sent to speak to are a "rebellious people". (Ezekiel 2:5,6,8; 3:9,26,27; 12:2,3,9,25; 17:12; 24:3; 44:6) Ezekiel, however is faithful. Specifically, in Chapter 25, Ezekiel announces judgment on foreign nations that had in some manner cursed Israel.

"Cursed Israel"? Sound familiar? Take a look back at Genesis 12:3:

I will bless those who bless you,
and whoever curses you I will curse;

Even while judgment was certain against the children of Israel, God issues judgment to the neighbors of Judah that cursed them and to demonstrate that He was the Lord, the God of Israel. The one true God.

Then they will know that I am the Lord. (Ezekiel 25:11)
God was Israel's refuge.
God is our refuge.

We have a certain hope that we can take God at His word Princesses. No matter what we are going through; no matter how others treat us. We know that at all times our God is our refuge and strength.


Below is a prayer from YouVersion's January 9, 2021 verse of the day.


Yes, Lord.

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