The year was 1997. The place was Hong Kong. The scare was H5N1, better known as the Avian Bird Flu. Do you remember? You can read about it here. I like to remember 1997 as the year our first grandchild was born but alas the bird flu made the headlines! THAT was the year I fell in love with the 91st Psalm.
Nor shall any plague come near your dwelling…Psalm 91.10b
I printed out Psalm 91 and taped it to our laundry room door (the one we use 100% of the time) with block letters above the copy: NOT TODAY SATAN!
NOT ANY DAY, SATAN!
Here’s an excerpt from 31 Days of Praying Psalm 91:
I have so much faith in God’s Word – I believe every dotted i and crossed t and I think its relevance is for TODAY. I think it is high time we fight the enemy of our souls and bodies with GOD’S WORD. That is why I think studying Psalm 91, praying it, believing it, and standing on it is imperative for believers in the 21st Century. I believe there is POWER in its words.
There are wonderful books written on the Psalm. One of my favorites is by Peggy Joyce Ruth and can be seen and purchased here. Ms. Ruth has written the Military version of her book also. There are testimonies of soldiers tucking the printed Psalm into the pocket above their heart and being spared shrapnel and other deadly hits.
Do you believe a Psalm-prayer can protect you? Your loved ones? Your home? Your health? Your business? I absolutely do.
As I chronologically read through the Bible in 2016, I learned that Psalm 90 was written during the time between Numbers 15 and Numbers 16. Then on March 22nd, 2016 as I did my daily reading, Psalm 91 was written between Deuteronomy 34 and Joshua 1. #lightbulbmoment The author of Psalms 90 and 91 was [most-likely] Moses himself. It was a revelation moment for me and the Spirit of God began stirring a desire to write a book on the power and the placement of Biblical history, of this magnificent proclamation of God’s protection.
The person who DWELLS in the Secret Place of the Most High shall (this is a legally-binding implication) abide under the Shadow of the Almighty.
Then, I began meditating on dwell vs. visits — and realized THAT is the key to the promises of Psalm 91. Am I a DWELLER? And, you know what? I am. And, I want every believer to be a DWELLER. #be-a-dweller I’ve been using that hashtag on my Instagram posts!
The book cover went from a photograph of an old Bible opened to the Psalm, by my sister-from-another-mother, Debby Hudson, who is also a wonderful photographer (she has a gallery of free-to-use images on Unsplash), to the simplicity of a feather! Quite an evolution, eh? I just couldn’t get the image of God Almighty covering me with His feathers out of my thoughts!
I could go on and on about the why and the background of my new book – but then you wouldn’t have to read it! Every born-anew follower of Jesus needs a copy of this book – I sincerely believe that!
I’m not selling books today – God will take care of that! But, I am going to give away a copy of 31 Days of Praying Psalm 91 and its very own journal for you to record your personal prayers and to track God’s promises! Leave a comment below to be entered into the drawing!
This week I’m linked up at the following: