Our Fortress, Our Deliverer: How God Delights in the Faithful

Psalm 18: I will love thee O Lord my strength. 2 The Lord is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God my strength, in whom I trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower 3 I will call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised: so shall I be saved from my enemies. (King James Version)

Ana Martinez, Chef and Voices Against the Grain Devotional Writer

Ana Martinez, Chef and Voices Against the Grain Devotional Writer

If we read further into the chapter, David who wrote the psalm states: 20 the Lord rewarded me according to my righteousness; according to the cleanness of my hands hath he recompensed me 21 For I kept the ways of the Lord, and have not wickedly departed from my God.

David gained victory and was rewarded because God delighted in him verse 19.  He delighted in him because David was righteous and walked according to God’s ways.  The Bible is our guide on how to honor God and live a righteous life.  If we uphold the word of God in all areas of our lives, at work, at home, in relationships, behind closed doors—God will indeed be our rock, fortress and our deliverer.  However, if we daily deny him and give into the dictates of our flesh never repenting, never turning then we will reap the consequences of sowing to our flesh.  We can choose our actions but we cannot choose our consequences.



About Ana Martinez

Ana Martinez was born in Michigan. When she was age 4, her parents Pastor Juan and Deborah Martinez founded the Potter’s House Christian Fellowship in Almont, Mich.  Ana grew up in the church and in a humble, loving Christian home.  Her parent’s faithfulness and commitment to ministry for over 27 years has been a testimony to her.  In her youth she was like the prodigal son.  She knows what it means to walk away from your call and to stray from the Word of God.  Her life experiences have taught her that God’s way and His principles are worth upholding.  She is a God-fearing Christian woman determined to do the will of The Lord.  Her heart’s desire is to reach the lost and win souls for the kingdom of heaven by sharing the Good News, according to Matthew 28:19. Ana truly believes people are hurting and need to know that there is forgiveness through Jesus Christ.  Matthew 11:28, “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give ye rest.”

Ana has served on the Missionary Field, and has served in and led praise and worship, web design, children’s ministry and youth ministry.  Ana’s most recent initiative is Georgia Peach Ministry, a non-profit she founded that serves widows and orphans.  Ana is also on the board of the Potter’s House Christian Fellowship. Ana is a private chef and has worked with professional athletes over the past five years. She is also an entrepreneur and is part owner in an interior design business, a chef placement business, and is entering into the food product industry.


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