Daily S*O*A*P 5/31/13

Scripture:  Acts 12:6 The night before Herod was to bing him to trial, Peter was sleeping between two soldiers, bound with two chains, and sentries stood guard at the entrance.

Observation:  Peter was so trusting of the Lord that he could sleep in the worst of circumstances, chained and bound.

Application:  How many times have I been in a situation and not trusted that the Lord would take care of me?  Too many to count I fear!! I think a lot of my fears are well founded, however, I cannot and will not let them define me.  At this point in my life if I was between the guards and sentries I would hope that I could sleep rather than let my fears rule me.  It is much more peaceful when God is by my side.

If I am not trusting in the Lord I am chained and bound to the fears and worries of this world.  I am not productive, I am not social, and I am not impacting lives for God.

Prayer:  God please let me sleep even when the unkown is scary, help me to know that you are always with me and that no matter the situation, you are able to break the chains and set me free.  I love you father, thank you for new mercies everyday!!