In the Bible, a strong tower was a central place within a city to which people could run when threatened by their enemies. The tower would become their place of refuge and safety. As Christians, we are constantly fighting a spiritual battle against Satan and his demons. When Satan attacks, God is our refuge and strength. He is a helper who is always found in times of trouble (Psalm 46:1).
But in Proverbs 18:10, Solomon wrote that the name of the Lord is a strong tower. The Hebrews found the name of God so holy and reverent that they would not speak His name so they used four consonants when writing “Lord” – the letters JHVH. When the King James Version was translated, they added vowels from two other Hebrew names of God: Elohim and Adonai so that we get the word, Jehovah. When you see “LORD” (in all caps) in your Bible, it means Jehovah, which is the name God gave to Himself when Moses asked, “Who shall I say sent me?” God replied, “I AM THAT I AM.” And it is in that name that we find our place of refuge. His name implies His character as the eternal, powerful, faithful, covenant keeping God and we can trust Him with every detail of our lives.
In Isaiah 26:3-5, we learn that we can trust in the LORD forever because He is everlasting strength. In Psalm 18:1-6, David tells us to call upon the LORD in your troubles and He will rescue us. To David, God was his rock, fortress, deliverer, God, strength, buckler, horn, and high tower. In Romans 8:31, Paul wrote, “If God is for us, who can be against us?” I don’t know about you, but when trouble comes knocking, I want the omnipotent-all powerful God to be on my side! The same God that spoke the universe into existence is in always in control. He is the same God who always works things out for my good. And He is the same God who has plans for me – plans to prosper me and not to harm me. The same God who calls me His child. This is the God that the righteous can run to and find safety when we call on him, rely upon him, and have faith in His promises.
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Julia is CEO of Wellspring Christian Ministries, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping people and couples develop a passionate relationship with God. A public speaker, conference trainer, event planner, and blog writer, Julia is a two-time graduate from Grand Canyon University with a bachelor in Psychology and a masters in Professional Counseling. Saved as a child and raised in church and in a Christian home and private Christian School as a Pastor’s kid, Julia has taught Sunday school, led music, played the piano, served as Children’s Director, and engaged her gifts in many other areas of church life. Previously employed with the Florida Baptist Convention, Julia organized events and led conferences for church ministry assistants.
Julia enjoys sharing her journey as a growing Christian with others looking for a deeper connection with God. Through Bible study and her own life experiences, God has given Julia a passion to help couples understand God’s design for marriage while they learn to place God first in their marriage, cultivate meaningful relationships, build intimacy, and address the tougher issues that come in every marriage so that they can experience a marriage that honors and glorifies God. Julia also loves mentoring, teaching, and working with women to help them learn to live as Godly women.
With her history and experience growing up in both small and large churches, Julia enjoys bringing top level quality events to churches of all sizes. Her father largely pastored small churches and therefore she understands that these vital parts of the believing community need to be good stewards of the resources God provides them with. This knowledge inspires her passion for being available with a fresh perspective for those who want to provide their congregations with meaningful spiritual growth opportunities.