Sunday, May 28, 2006

The Rock that is Higher

Psalm 61:1-4 - "Hear my cry, O God, attend unto my prayer. From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee, when my heart is overwhelmed. Lead me to the rock that is higher than I; For thou hast been a shelter for me, and a strong tower from the enemy. I will abide in thy tabernacle for ever: I will trust in the covert of thy wings. Selah."

Lead me to the rock that is higher than I.

How many times do I not turn to that rock? How often do I try to rely on my own understanding? Too often.

If I could just learn to turn to the Rock that is HIGHER. I have an overwhelming force of protection if I could only allow it to take over. Many times I'm too busy trying to figure it out on my own, or too busy fighting when I need to retreat.

Retreat. Retreat could mean a number of things. Often it is viewed as an act of defeat, but not necessarily. Its true that a retreat is an act of withdrawing from something hazardous, formidable, or unpleasant. But in many cases retreating can be a way to save your life when against a force beyond your own.

But a retreat can be much more then that. It can be a period of individual or group withdrawal for prayer, meditation, or study. We all need that retreat. Stop relying on your own powers and trust in the powers of the Lord. Find a place that you can go to him in meditation and prayer. Do this daily, otherwise you cannot expect to find the strength to fight of the piercing blows of the enemy.

Remember even Jesus sought prayer and solitude. When He was in the garden Angels came and ministered unto Him. You too can find that place of refuge, and what better place to find refuge then in the arms of the Lord. He is our Rock that set Higher, above all things.

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