On my daughters 15th birthday she was awoke by the doorbell ringing. It was summer break so her and my son were home alone, I was a few miles up the road at work. She looked our her window, didn’t know the guy, so she didn’t answer the door (smart girl). A few minutes later she got up and walked into our kitchen….right into the guy who had rang the doorbell! He had come in through our back door and was in my house…with my 2 children! She stayed calm, asked him what he was doing and demanded he leave. He did. We know who it did it, but he was never formally charged. He made away with my son’s PSP game which was sitting on our kitchen counter…but that was easily replaced.
I often had people ask me what I would say to him if I had the chance. I would say to him------ “thank you for not hurting my children”. He could have very easily “taken care of” the witness and fled my home. Thank God that my husband and I regularly pray Psalms 91 over our home and believe that God will do everything He says in this Psalm. Here is how it reads:
1 He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High
will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
2 I will say of the LORD, "He is my refuge and my fortress,
my God, in whom I trust."
3 Surely he will save you from the fowler's snare
and from the deadly pestilence.
4 He will cover you with his feathers,
and under his wings you will find refuge;
his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.
5 You will not fear the terror of night,
nor the arrow that flies by day,
6 nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness,
nor the plague that destroys at midday.
7 A thousand may fall at your side,
ten thousand at your right hand,
but it will not come near you.
8 You will only observe with your eyes
and see the punishment of the wicked.
9 If you make the Most High your dwelling—
even the LORD, who is my refuge-
10 then no harm will befall you,
no disaster will come near your tent.
11 For he will command his angels concerning you
to guard you in all your ways;
12 they will lift you up in their hands,
so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.
13 You will tread upon the lion and the cobra;
you will trample the great lion and the serpent.
14 "Because he loves me," says the LORD, "I will rescue him;
I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name.
15 He will call upon me, and I will answer him;
I will be with him in trouble,
I will deliver him and honor him.
16 With long life will I satisfy him
and show him my salvation."
I truly believe that God puts His protection around our homes. I know that He alone protected my children that day. I KNOW THAT. I thank Him for that. That day could’ve been a tragedy. I don’t have anything against security systems…I have had one….but nothing beats the protection of the Almighty. Pray Psalms 91 over your home, replacing the word “you” with “I”. For example…..verse 10 states “then no harm will befall you…” Pray OUT LOUD…..”then no harm will befall me…” Make it personal, claim that Word for yourself, your family, and your home and feel the peace that it brings.