Sunday, February 1, 2009

His Holy Name {Challenge 3, Protector}

Challenge Word 3: Protector
God’s Attribute: God is our Protector. He is our Refuge or Machseh. We can flee to him for safety. He is our Shield or Magen that protects us and shields us from our enemies. He is our Dwelling Place or Maon and our Strong Tower or Migdal-Oz. He is our Defender, and His protection is limitless!

Hymn: We Rest on Thee, Our Shield and Our Defender (v.1)
We rest on Thee, our Shield and our Defender;
We go not forth alone against the foe;
Strong in Thy strength, safe in Thy keeping tender,
We rest on Thee, and in Thy Name we go.

How does this affect my daily life? Are you battling an illness? Have you been in a horrific accident? Are you the target of gossip? What are you scared of? Rejection, aging, injury to your child, losing your financial status, disease, germs, storms, etc. As you can see, the list can go on and on and on! Well, just as that list is limitless, so is God’s protection!

As believers, we will pass through trials that test our faith. Who do you run to during those trials? A friend, family member, or even a message board? Exercise your faith! Don’t let your guard down. Turn to Him. He is always with us through every trial (Matthew 28:20). We can choose to deal with the trial in our own way and without Him and then be subject to more difficulty, or we can trust in Him and experience His rest, peace, and protection.

Psalm 91 talks of how He guards us, protects us, and shields us. These promises are for the believer. Can you look back and see where He has protected you in the past? I know I can! List them! Look over your list. Thank Him and remember that He is also there for your now, and He is there for you in the future. Will you choose to depend on Him for your protection and security? I hope so because He is our great Protector!

For my page this week, I went a little wild and used papers from SIX different companies. Yes, that's probably a bit much for a little 6x6 page. The papers are from Bazzill, Making Memories, Creative Imaginations, Cloud 9 Designs, Creative Memories, and Paper Trey Inc. I also used three different stamps on my page: a bird from the Unity Birds of a Feather set, the new Unity release Just My Type for the 'P' in Protector, and the JustRite dater. The verse I chose is Psalm 144:2--"He is my loving God and my fortress, my stronghold and my deliverer, my shield, in whom I take refuge, who subdues peoples under me."

Have fun studying and creating! Remember to use the Keyword HHN09, and to chat about the challenge, join us in this thread here on Splitcoaststampers! Blessings to each of you!


Unknown said...

What a wonderful and glorious GOD we serve. I love your page, especially the background floral paper. Did you hand letter or use a computer font? I'm not brave enough to use my handwriting. Is there still room for me to join the HHN09 challenge? How do I go about find out what the challenge word is and is there a deadline for each assignment? My e-mail is

Susan said...

great page for this wonderful word! I love the stitchin' and the houndstooth strips...they bring the eye right to rest on the scripture! This is such a powerful word, Patter, I can hardly wait to rest in the LORD and what HE teaches me through this study.


Anonymous said...

I am so excited for this.... Great challenge word this week too! You are wonderful as always. Thank you.

Lori said...

Such a wonderful word! I am fighting my way back from a long time spent away from the Lord, and I remind myself every day that he will take care of me, and this word just makes me feel so wonderful! PROTECTOR - He is our Father, and will love, care and protect us!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for this one. It is absolutly a beautifull word. Protector. He is our protector in very diffucult times. Especially in illness he is always there for us even when we don't understand why it most happen to us.

Lori said...

His Holy Name Challenges are now posted on my blog - Feb. 8th 1:00pm! Thanks again Patter!!!

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