In God, Upon God

My salvation and glory depend on God, my strong rock.
My refuge is in God.

-Psalm 62:7  


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What does your life depend on and what are you famous for?  And what is your beginning and end, your source and your sustenance, that wraps around you and sustains your life?

What is your glory?  What is glorified in your life?  When you stand up, what do people see?

Do you reflect God, honoring him, or is your life filled with dishonor?  When you stand up, do people see a reflection of God or do they just see you?

We all have a testimony.  I have my story of God saving me.  God has glorified himself through my life.

Salvation means deliverance.  We are saved from and delivered from sin and bondage.  We need more deliverance and more saving, as we live our lives and continue in our journey.

Whatever we are facing, we depend on God for saving and deliverance.

Whatever glory we are destined for, that also completely depends on God.  It is all in God.

Some people seek glory apart from God or give lip service to God, while not genuinely having God's glory.  There can be a lot of God talk without God's presence.

This verse and this song reminds me that my life is in God and I am completely dependent upon God:
I am at rest in God alone;
my salvation comes from Him.
He alone is my rock and my salvation,
my stronghold; I will never be shaken.

How long will you threaten a man?
Will all of you attack
as if he were a leaning wall
or a tottering stone fence?
They only plan to bring him down
from his high position.
They take pleasure in lying;
they bless with their mouths,
but they curse inwardly.  Selah

Rest in God alone, my soul,
for my hope comes from Him.
He alone is my rock and my salvation,
my stronghold; I will not be shaken.
My salvation and glory depend on God, my strong rock.
My refuge is in God.

Trust in Him at all times, you people;
pour out your hearts before Him.
God is our refuge.  Selah

Men are only a vapor;
exalted men, an illusion.
Weighed in the scales, they go up;
together they are less than a vapor.
Place no trust in oppression,
or false hope in robbery.
If wealth increases,
pay no attention to it.

God has spoken once;
I have heard this twice:
strength belongs to God,
and faithful love belongs to You, Lord.
For You repay each according to his works.

Are we resting in God's salvation?  I see that as a key.  It is all in God and upon God, but I get to play, to participate.  I receive his works, and my glory is his glory in, through, and upon my life.

My soul continually rests in God, while salvation and deliverance come to me; sooner or later.  And God is glorified and I share his glory because I am his and it is his work in my life.  It all depends on God and God works it all out.

When I rest in God, knowing salvation and my reputation or the outcomes of and in my life depend on Him, I can partake of his love and enjoy him and be at peace, while exercising faith, on-the-ground.  On the battle field of life, on earth, there is love and resting in God.  This is a revelation, and an epiphany, a learned thing.

Do you get it?

Life is hard, there are hardships and difficulties, and even lost battles.  But there is joy, hope, and love always in and from God, in my relationship with faithful Father.  Though the battle rages, there is rest and there is communion with the Lord.

This is the way of the warrior who is a son or a daughter of God.  All of salvation is in and through God.  How will he make a way?  He will.  Rest in him and let him do it.

The rest is in the refuge of God.  He is my place of rest, my hiding place, my place of safety and immunity.  Out of that place, the place of rest in God is my life and my salvation.

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