Day 1: For His preservation
The LORD will keep you from all evil; he will keep your life. Psalm 121:7 ESV
The oxford dictionary defines ‘Preserve’ as “keeping something alive and making it lasting”.
God always protects His children and I can certainly testify of the grace of His protective
covering. If we are ever in doubt of God’s mercy over our lives all we need to do was listen to or
read the news about the destruction that is around us. We can easily be one of the statistics
reported on the news, but alas, God in His mercy has kept us safe. We have been privileged this
year to live the reality of Genesis 28:15 “Behold, I am with you and will keep you wherever you
go, and will bring you back to this land. For I will not leave you until I have done what I have
promised you.” He has been with us every step of the way this year. We should be thankful
because of manifestation of His faithful promise of 2 Thessalonians 3:3 “But the Lord is faithful,
and he will strengthen you and protect you from the evil one”. NIV. Isaiah 46:4b should sum up
our gratitude for the perseveration of our lives this year – “…I have made, and I will bear; I will
carry and will save.” Isn’t that awesome?
Do you think the Lord has been merciful to preserve your life and the lives of your loved one
today? If so, why not express your gratitude
Dear Lord, thank you for yet another day to express my gratitude to you. Thank you for keeping
me and my loved ones safe from all harm and hiding us under the shadow of your wings; under
the umbrella of your grace and within the shelter of your love. You indeed are a faithful father
who looks after His own children, with so much love and kindness that nothing compares to it.
Teach me Holy Spirit to permanently dwell under your watchful eyes; even in the midst of the
chaos in the world around me. When I abide under your shadows I know that I will be okay. Thank you also for my friends and colleagues who you have kept safe, in doing so, you have
saved me from Grief and pain. I appreciate you Lord and thank you for all these today in Jesus