- ► 'length of days and years of a life [worth living] and tranquility [inward and outward and continuing through old age till death]' (Proverbs 3:2 AMP).
ive a long time. They're not happy. Things aren't going well for them. Their lives are riddled with misery.
But those folks are missing out on God's plan. His plan includes many years of a life WORTH LIVING.
He has a divine design for us that will give us not just quantity of life but QUALITY of life while we are
on the earth.
- ► He wants our lives to be satisfying (Psalm 91:16).
must dwell in the secret place of the Most High and abide under the shadow of the Almighty (verse 1).
Exactly what is involved in dwelling and abiding in God?
To abide in God means we stay attached to Him. We take up residence in Him and in His Word. We're not
living for God one day and living for the devil the next. We live for God every day. When we do sin or
stumble out of His will, we repent and get right back on the path of righteousness.
God can do great things for an abider. He can work wonders for the person will stick with Him, as Job did
in good times and bad. That kind of person opens the door for God to fulfill the promise in:
- ► Psalm 91:14: 'Because he has set his love upon Me, therefore I will deliver him; I will set him on high, because he knows and understands My name [has a personal knowledge of My mercy, love, and kindness - trusts and relies on Me, knowing I will never forsake him, no never]' (AMP).
abider has FAITH in God and His Word. He is NOT stressed out in fear and worry about what the future
will bring. He is NOT focusing on what the devil happens to be saying at the moment, or what the economy
is doing, or what the doctor's report contains. He is TRUSTING God's promises. He is praying in FAITH
and calling on the Lord with CONFIDENCE.
God leaves no doubt about how He will respond to that kind person. He says:
- ► 'I WILL answer him; I WILL be with him in trouble, I WILL deliver him and honour him. With LONG LIFE will I satisfy him and show him my salvation' (verses 15-16 AMP)."