Be encouraged. If you know Christ, then God commands His angels concerning you. Psalm 34:7 says that the Angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear Him. If you know Christ, angels pitch their tents in your yard. Or, in the words of Psalm 91, God will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways. . . . a thousand may fall at your side, 10,000 at your right hand, but it will not come near you.
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Thanks to Chris Brauns, who blogs at A Brick in The Valley, for contributing. I first met Chris, back when he was tossing the yellow ball to the counselors–I, being the one who hogged it the most–at Camp Calvary. Chris has been such an encouragement to me, both as a pastor and as a friend. I’m not sure I would have begun writing, if it hadn’t been for Chris’s encouragement, and I’m positive I wouldn’t have ventured into archery instruction.
Chris is the author of two books, Unpacking Forgiveness, published by Crossway, and When the Word Leads Your Pastoral Search, published by Moody. He is currently working on his third book, to be published in 2012. Chris is a pastor, popular speaker, and husband to my good friend, Jamie. They are raising four fantastic kids in Stillman Valley, IL.
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