Psalms 31:4 "Pull me out of the net that they have laid privily for me: for thou [art] my strength." (KJV)
pull out (Strong's 3318) to go, bring out, escape, begotten, lead out, be risen, utter (the word) or shoot forth (as seed);
net (Strong's 7568) a net for catching, of judgment, of leaders leading people to sin, as a trap for man or network; (from Strong's 3423) to take possession of, inherit, to impoverish or become poor, to destroy or come to ruin;
laid privily (Strong's 2934) to hide (by covering over), privily or in secret;
strength (Strong's 4581) a fortified place, defense, fort or rock; (from Strong's 5810) to be stout, harden, prevail or be strong.
Let dear God bring you out of the negativity in this world and lead you out so that you can be there for Him. Know that before going out there that you must be on the offensive because you stand for Him. Ask that He cover you before you begin each day and keep close to Him in the Word in prayer so that your mind and spirit are aligned with Him as here in Ephesians:
Ephesians 6:16 "Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked."
Ephesians 6:17 "And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:"
fiery (Strong's 4448) to be ignited, glow or refined; (from Strong's 4442) fire or fiery; darts (Strong's 956) a missile, spear, arrow or dart;
wicked (Strong's 4190) hurtful, evil (in effect or influence), so character, ill, diseased, vicious, guilt or malice.
sword (Strong's 3164) to war, to dispute, fight or strive;
Spirit (Strong's 4151) breath, vital principle or Holy Spirit;
word (Strong's 4483) to utter, speak, say, command, make, say or speak (of);
The Word is that Weapon to have in your mind so that you are naturally prepared in every part of your life. Just like those that came here before you, you will be experiencing challenges because of your stand and your siding with dear God. Keep on the offensive by having all the knowledge and situations with many examples on how to handle different situations that may come up in the Word. Even the exercise of getting into the Word disciplines how you think, Who you are focused - that is dear God, and how to get along in this world. It shapes the way you are and makes you into a better person that dear God can use in this spiritual war that you are in.
It can be an easy and joyful time or more difficult if you do not include dear God. Talk with Him and ask that His Spirit covers you and protects those that you care about throughout each day. That way He can handle the battles that come your way and you can enjoy life here Psalms:
Psalms 23:5 "Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over."
preparest (Strong's 6186) to arrange, put in order, set the battle, expert in war, join battle or direct;
table (Strong's 7979) a table, spread out or meal; (from Strong's 7971) to send away, cast out or spread;
He has arranged that table or cover for you and is battling the enemy for you while you are enjoying Him in the Word, by talking with Him and sharing His Love and Blessings in everyday life. Now is that not a comfortable and good thing to know!
Finally, the Love that you know is right there. So go to that One that is always there for you even at times you do not know He is working in your life. Thank Him for that Protection and Cover that He gives you. Feed from His Table, which is the Word, and talk with Him about your life and the things you are learning from Him. He loves you so much and knows you will do right by Him. Tell Him how much you care and make Him Smile.
Thanks dear God for Your Love and Your Table,
at Your service
ALL ENTRIES ARE FROM THE KING JAMES BIBLE AND FROM STRONG'S THE EXHAUSTIVE CONCORDANCE OF THE BIBLE, JAMES STRONG, PUBLISHER: HENDRICKSON, ISBN 0-917006-01-1