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Jesus declared in Matthew 18:10 that children have guardian angels.

The Book of Daniel states that an angel was interceding in the prophet’s behalf during a time of great struggle and during his time of intensive prayer.

The implication of these facts is that you and I have guardian angels.

That being the case, let’s think and act today in a way that the angel can go to God with a smile, not a frowning, shaking head.

Let’s live out Colossians 3:17.

And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.”

If I were an angel representing you before the throne, my job would be a whole lot nicer if I could go to God with good news about your displays of faithfulness rather than with pleas for God’s patience and mercy.

A text from today’s Bible reading speaks to this point of divine monitoring: “For the Lord sees clearly what a man does, examining every path he takes.” (Proverbs 5:21).

I’m strengthened by the promise that I’m not alone in my struggle against the forces of this world and the flaws in my own flesh.

I’ve got greater powers to help me, including an angel who knows me better than I know myself.

I pray that you’re strengthened this morning by the fact that you have divine help as well. As you walk in that strength, God will see that you’re living to please Him and you’ll make your angel’s mission a whole lot more pleasant.

As always, I love you
Martin

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It’s not something we typically think about, yet it is as real as the ground upon which you walk.

I’m talking about the fact that we have guardian angels.

The Bible doesn’t devote much space to these intercessors but when references are made, they’re very clear.

Today’s reading in the One-Year Bible includes such a reference.

“….angels are only servants—spirits sent to care for people who will inherit salvation.” (Hebrews 1:14)

The larger context of this verse involves the declaration that Jesus Christ, existing before creation, is greater than any angel.

Although Jehovah’s Witnesses define Jesus as a created, super-angel, Hebrews 1 is explicit in saying Jesus was no angel, but instead fully God.

The verse above gives me comfort and I pray that it does the same for you. I’m glad to know that God has assigned an angel or perhaps multiple angels to watch out for me and intercede in various ways when I encounter more than I can handle on my own.

How that happens specifically can’t be defined in a quantitative manner but there is no doubt that some of the provision and wisdom and encouragement that comes my way has been preceded by messages from an angel or angels back to Mission Control in heaven.

You’ve had such moments when there was no logical, merit-based reason that an intercessory blessing came into your life.

But it did.

That was no accident.

I want to believe that an angel had first talked with God.

Let’s thank God more for His grace toward us in forgiveness and provision and instruction.

And let’s remember to thank God for sending angels to watch over us.

I’m looking forward to the eternal day that I meet the angel or angels assigned to me. I’m sure that we’ll have plenty to talk about. I pray that you’ll have the same heart of anticipation.

As always, I love you
Martin

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