Psalm 91:16 – Eyes to See Salvation

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“With long life I will satisfy him, and show him My Salvation.”Psalm 91:16 NJKV

I pray you have been blessed with a journey through Psalm 91 as seen through prayer, my heart and lens for His glory.

I pray your eyes have been blessed to see Jesus our Salvation, ever present help in trouble and lover of our souls.

May God bless you abundantly in His Peace today and always.

Denise

“And His Name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the increase of His government and peace there will be no end.” Isaiah 9:6-7 NJKV

Psalm 91:14 – Attached to His Heart

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“Because he has set his love upon Me, therefore I will deliver him; I will set him on high because He has known My name.” Psalm 91:14 NJKV

He has set” in the Hebrew means to cling, to delight, to long, to love.

#2836 – chashaq in the Strong’s Complete Word Study Concordance, pg 1865.

May your heart be strengthen and blessed as you allow God to delight in you today❤️

Psalm 91:12 – Precious Value

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“Lest you dash your foot against a stone.” Psalm 91:12 NKJV

As I thought on this verse, Holy Spirit brought the Parable of the Hidden Treasure and the Pearl to my mind’s eye.

This is how I believe Jesus sees each of us. We are His treasure, His pearl, worth great value that He gave up His heavenly Kingdom to open the way to bring us, His Bride, to His.

May you each be blessed today knowing, you are “very precious” and an “exquisite pearl” in His eyes.

“Heaven’s kingdom realm is also like a jewel merchant in search of rare pearls. When he discovered one very precious and exquisite pearl, he immediately gave up all he had in exchange for it.” Mathew 13:45-46 The Passion Translation

Psalm 91:12 – Moving Forward

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“In their hands they shall bear you up.” Psalm 91:12 NKJV

This picture was captured from my window seat flying into Washington, DC in early August 2020. My family and I flew in to attend a postponed wedding of March 2020.

I selected this picture for verse 12 because the winding muddy river below. It reminded me of a snake. In the midst of the snake’s plaque upon our Land, the infestation of voices warning us over and over, “Do not go, it’s not safe to travel.”  In the midst of the world’s crazy, with His Word tucked in my heart, we stepped out in faith and moved forward.

Psalm 91 and the faith pictures of His hand of protection upon us brought us safely to the wedding and home again. No plague came near our tent, and for His Word we are forever grateful.

May you step into your day filled with God’s promises, and hand of protection upon you and your family.

Denise

Psalm 91:11 – Eyes on Him

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“For He shall give His angels charge over you,

To keep you in all your ways.” Psalm 91:11 NKJV

Keeping my eyes up today remembering,

“The LORD by wisdom founded the earth;

By understanding He established the heavens;

By His knowledge, the depths were broken up,

And the clouds drop down the dew…

(My friends), let them not depart from your eyes –

Keep sound wisdom and discretion;

So they will be life to your soul,

And grace to your neck.

Then you will walk safely in your way,                                                                                                 

And your foot will not stumble…

For the LORD will be your confidence,

And will keep your foot from being caught.”

Proverbs 3:19-26 NKJV

Grace to your neck...just a thought, keeping my eyes on Him, I will be in the safe place of Hope – not in the middle of strangling, muzzling fear. Centered safely and secure in His Will and Word.

Blessings in your day,

Denise

Psalm 91: 10 – Your Dwelling Place

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“No evil shall befall you,

Nor shall any plague come near your dwelling…” Psalm 91:10 NKJV

Dwelling – Hebrew word #168 – ohel – a tent (as clearly conspicuous from a distance) – covering, (dwelling) (place), home, tabernacle, tent.

From the root Hebrew word #166 – ahal – to be clear – shine.

“For I am persuaded that neither death nor life,

Nor angels nor principalities

Nor powers,

Now things present

Nor things to come,

Nor height nor depth,

Nor any other created things,

Shall be able to separate us

From the love of God

Which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

Romans 9:38-39 NKJV


May your dwelling place, your tent, your heart, shine with “the love of God” confident, assured, knowing nothing can separate us from the “Christ Jesus our Lord.” Amen

Blessings for your day,

Denise

Psalm 91:9 – Refuge

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Here we are back at the word – Refuge.

The third time it is mentioned in Psalm 91.

Back between the strangling – when our throats struggle to utter prayer.

And

The muzzling – when we wonder if our prayers are being heard by our Father.

Refuge – Hope – Trust

In between the struggle of prayer, and the silence our hearts hear is the third reminder to continue dwell, hope, trust, hide and dwell in the place of the Most High – under the shadow, the safety of the Almighty God Who gave His life for me.

See Psalm 91: Verse 4 for the Hebrew explanation of the word Refuge, Hope, Trust.

Psalm 91:8

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“Only with your eyes you shall see…” Psalm 91:8 NKJV

Causing me to think of the life advice in Proverb 4:23,

“Above all else, guard your heart…” Proverbs 4:23 NIV

The Passion Translation shares,

“So above all, guard the affections of your heart,

For they affect all that you are.

Pay attention to the welfare of your innermost being,

For from there flows the wellspring of life.”

Proverbs 4:23 TPT

Today, may you be encouraged to…

“Wait on the LORD,

And keep His way,

And He shall exalt you to inherit the land;

When the wicked are cut off,

You shall see it.

I have seen the wicked in great power,

And spreading himself like a native green tree,

Yet he passed away,

And behold, (look, see, observe)

He was no more;

Indeed I sought him,

But he could not be found.”

                                                                              
Psalm 37:34-36 NKJV

Psalm 91:7

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“A thousand may fall at your side,
And ten thousand at your right hand;
But it shall not come near you.”
Psalm 91:7 NKJV

The “the right hand” speaks of favor (undeserved, unmerited goodness of God for you), and also, “strength”.

May you step out in His strength today, not yours but His, knowing you are loved and highly favored trusting in Jesus Who died for you ❤️

“We love (having strength in the hard places of the day) because He first loved us” 1 John 4:19 NKJV

“There is no fear in love;
But perfect love casts out fear…”
1 John 4:18 NKJV

Blessings,
Denise

Waste at Noon Day

Psalm 91:6 – Faith Pictures

Stark, black and white, raw pain.

Joyous my friend and I headed to our small, rural downtown to experiment and capture images of all we could envision. In quick, rising summer morning temperatures of late July, we had a blast!

Little did we know, for each of us, the raw pain pictured would be real within the month.

“Nor the destruction that lays waste at noonday.” Psalm 91:6 NKJV

But! As the Prophet Habakkuk who ministered “during the “death throes” of the nation of Judah,” each of us battles daily to hold tight the promises of God. For we know, we are pilgrims passing through this world awaiting His glorious Kingdom Come. Once again, to be reunited with our loved ones with joy unimaginable!

“Yet I will rejoice in the LORD,

I will joy in the God of my salvation.”

Habakkuk 3:18 NKJV

“And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes;

There shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying.

There shall be no more pain,

For the former things have passed away.”

Revelations 2:4 NKJV

Quote from Holy Bible, New King James. Thomas Nelson. Nashville, TN. 1982. [page 1080]

Psalm 91:4 – Faith Pictures

Two weeks back, desperate to hear a word of encouragement from God, I went in search of the word “hope”.

I was surprised to find so many verses and variations of the word.

The “hope” I settled on is the Hebrew word machseh #4268 in the Strong’s Concordance. The definition surprised me. “hope, (place of) refuge, shelter, trust.”  His hope is my place of refuge and shelter when I trust in Him.

Often, I will look up to the word above and below to the next Hebrew word in the order. Often the Hebrew words are similar in spelling and a bit more of explanation is often given. Surprisingly, the word above and the word beneath “machseh” #4268 hit the reason for my desperate search for hope.

The word above #4267 machanaq means choking – strangling.

Hope, Refuge, Shelter, Trust

The word beneath #4269 machsowm means a muzzle – bridle.

This struck me, my Hope is found between the strangling and the bridle. I’ve pondered this for many days.

Last night, in the middle of the night, the sensation of pressure, or the strangling of my heart woke my sleep. I lay there praying, my hope, my place of refuge, my shelter, my trust is right here in the middle of any feeling of strangling of my heart or the muzzling of my freedoms. Peace replaced the pressure and I slept as His beloved for the rest of the night.

In step with the verses, today’s photograph, with the feather that began the whole Psalm 91 series which I will share another time, reminded me,

 He is my Hope, my Refuge, my Shelter, and my Trust.

Blessings,

Denise

Break of Day Luminous

“The revelation-light of His Word makes my spirit shine radiant.” Psalm 19:8 TPT

The Hebrew understanding of this verse can be as this:

The break of day, luminous light of His Word causes my eyes to shine with the knowledge of His Face, and favor in life.

Praying you too may be so captivated by the Light of God’s Word and the radiance of Jesus’ Face; your eyes will shine new with understanding of His love for you by His grace!

God bless you,

Denise

“The LORD bless you and keep you;

The LORD makes His face shine upon you,

And be gracious to you;

The LORD lift up His countenance upon you,

And give you peace.”

Numbers 6:24-26 NKJV