[ecko_quote source="Psalm 143:8-9 "] Cause me to hear Your lovingkindness in the morning, For in You do I trust; Cause me to know the way in which I should walk, For I lift up my soul to You. Deliver me, O Lord, from my enemies; In You I take shelter[/ecko_quote]
During World War II, a US marine got separated from his unit on a Pacific Island. The fighting was intense and in the midst of the smoke and the crossfire he had lost touch with his comrades. Alone in the jungle, he could hear enemy soldiers heading in his direction. Scrambling for cover, he found his way up to a high ridge which had several small caves in the rock. Quickly he crawled inside one of the caves.
Although safe for that moment, he realised that once the enemy soldiers sweep up the ridge, they would quickly also search the caves and he would be killed. As he waited, he prayed, "Lord, if it is your will, please protect me. Whatever your will, I love you and trust you. Amen."
After praying, he lay quietly listening to the enemy that was drawing close. He thought, "Well, I guess the Lord isn't going to help me out of this one." Then he saw a spider that began to build the web over the opening of his cave. As he watched, listening to the enemy searching for him all the while, the spider layered strand after strand of the web across the opening of the cave. "Ha," he thought. "What I need is a brick wall and what the Lord has sent me is a spider web. God does have a sense of humour."
As the enemy drew closer, he watched from the darkness of his hideout and could see them searching one cave after another. As they came to his cave, he got ready to make his last stand. To his amazement, however, after glancing in the direction of his cave, they moved on. Suddenly, he realised that with the spider web over the entrance, his cave looked as if no one had entered for quite a while. "Lord, forgive me," the young man prayed. "I had forgotten that, in you, a spider's web is stronger than a brick wall."
God's resources to protect you are vast. When you pray for protection, believe that He hears you and is able to implement it with great skill, and even perhaps a stroke of humour.
To be God's people means to be the protected ones. Not all on earth are God's people - only we who are redeemed by the blood of Christ. During times of uncertainties, God says to you, "You shall be My people." This means that you are protected from all pestilences, plagues, attacks and destruction. Even when you hear people say that the economic crisis is coming, God says to you, "You shall be My people." This means that you don't have to worry or be anxious. The crisis will not affect you.
Regardless of the situation in the world, you are protected, and you will walk in the blessings of God. God's power comes into every challenge you face when He says to you, "I will be your God, and you shall be My people." You will experience the supernatural life. Your part is to believe what He declares and act like it is so!
Story from: George Whitten.