Gems from Pastor Jim 11/14/2023

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by Jim Hughes 


Ps. 91:1-2 Those who live in the shelter of the Most High will find rest in the shadow of the Almighty.

What an awesome comfort and security for the soul! When we live in Christ, we are protected and taken care of by Him. A shelter is where one goes to get out of the elements of nature when they threaten us. It protects us from the storms of life and all those times in which it may not be stormy, but still uncomfortable for us. As long as we remain in the shelter, we are alright. The stronger our shelter is, the more secure we feel. The shelter of the Most High is His righteousness and holiness.

When we begin to experience the influences of evil, it is because we wander outside of the shelter of God’s protective care. When we sin, it is because we wander away from the Lord. When we fail to apply God’s Word to our lives, it’s because we wander outside the shelter of his protective care.

We must understand this wonderful truth. It is imperative that we live in the shelter of the Most High. We will never make it if we don’t. We are not strong enough to stand on our own two feet without the protection of God. We are not able to live godly lives on our own. There is no rest for those who are outside of the shelter of God’s protective love.

Notice that we are not to just flee to the shelter when we are in trouble, we are to live in the shelter. As long as we stay in the Lord, we will be able to handle whatever life brings us. Life is good for those who live in the shelter of the Most High. There is always rest for the soul of those who live in Christ.

About the Author:


Jim HughesSpending his formative years in Ft. Wayne, IN, Jim followed the love of his life to southeast Iowa where they married and have spent the majority of their lives. Jim has pastored several churches throughout his life and has worked many years in local factories to help support his family. The father of two married adult children and one son still at home, Jim is a first-time author.

C Through Marriage came into being through many years of pastoral and life experiences. The book first took on a life of its own over 20 years ago when I sought to address the much publicized moral failures of prominent leaders in the church. In the chapter on Chasity, I include the guideliness that I developed then to protect one’s self from such failures.

I am a firm believer in order to make sense out of life you have to use much common sense. We need to get back to the basics of what has worked for many, many generations. If is isn’t broke, why try to fix it? I strive to return to the basics of what really works in all my writings


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