The Blessing of Being Covered
My four year old, Titus always brings a smile to my husband and I when he walks up to us with his favorite blanket in hand. When we see Titus with his blanket we automatically know what is coming next. Titus will typically crawl up next to us or hand us his blanket, which lets us know he wants to be swaddled and tucked. After being covered, Titus is immediately content and relaxed and ready for a peaceful rest. As, I reflected on his security of being covered, I thought about the blessing of having spiritual covering in our lives.
There was a point in my life I did not recognize the importance of having a spiritual covering, in my relationship with God and others. But I came to realize that in order to help me be a more balanced and humble follower of Christ, seeking a spiritual covering provided those benefits and soo much more. I believe the Lord wants us all to be ongoing students to someone other than ourselves who has more wisdom and maturity than ourselves. Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist, and although Jesus was perfect he came to earth to model how to live life best. Jesus in all his righteousness, and without any sin submitted and God showed His approval by allowing His Spirit to descend like a dove from heaven (Matthew 3:13-17).
Our validity in our calling and gifts come only from having a personal relationship with God
(2 Timothy 2:15;Romans 11:29). We are to seek the approval of the Lord and He can and does speak to us directly about what He has purposed for our lives. But with every gift and calling God does require us to walk in humility and wisdom, with His help. God cares most about the condition of our heart. Because of that He provides help and accountability to assist us in remaining in proper alignment with Him. This help is there for the taking only, if we allow it. For me, I want all the help I can get!
We must continue to seek God individually for guidance and direction. But do you also want that ‘blanket,’ the blessing of being covered? God wants us to utilize all the tools He has given us to carryout out His Will with excellence and much wisdom. Seeking help from spiritual advisors is not a sign of insecurity, but rather a sign of strength. As we remain in a posture of surrender in our lives God will do more than we could ever imagine.
Being covered first and foremost by Christ, gives us a blessing of peace, love, and joy in the Holy Spirit. But, my prayer today is that you will tap into the lifelong benefits of being spiritually covered. I am soo grateful for the spiritual covering God has placed in my life. I know God can and He will do the exact same for you, if you so desire. I pray that nothing will hold you back from seeking the uniquely designed covering that God has waiting for you! I believe taking this step will cause you to become an even better asset to God’s Kingdom here on earth!!