Empowerment: Fall Issue

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Psalm 27 My Faith’s

Anchor By Carlin Carlin Armstead

Psalm 27 was my mother’s favorite Scripture. The Scripture was read at her homegoing service in 2009. At the time, I didn’t realize the importance, impact, and illumination of the words shared in this Scripture. Experiences revealed the relevance of Psalm 27 in my life. The Lord is our anchor. He keeps us steady through storms. He sheds light on our situations and saves us not only from our enemies but from ourselves. Our choices and actions impact the path where our lives travel. (Psalm 27:1, NKJV) Jesus, the Son and Heir to God the Father, said that “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me,” John 14:8 (NIV). Through Jesus, we are heirs of salvation because we were purchased by God, according to the song “Blessed Assurance.” That assurance provides protection, provision, and promise for the present and the future. Jesus willingly sacrificed Himself for us, turned on a light that illumines us, the roads we travel in life, and gives us strength to navigate them. Matthew 5:14 (NKJV) states, “You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden.” The Saints are the city. He neutralizes the obstacles that come our way, so we don’t have to be afraid of them. (Psalm 27:2-3)

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