I am on my face warring over some deep things this morning.
We have a real enemy. He will poke, prod, use people, sickness, etc. to try to find a way that he can pull you down to steal, kill and destroy you. He looks for open doors – of sin, past hurts, fears, control, and tries to wedge into those doors with more sin, more past hurt, more things to fear, & offenses.
What must we do?
We must stay submitted to God for He alone is good. He is our Source, our Guide, our Friend, our Family, our Rock, our Healer, our Comfort, our Counselor, our Savior, our Shield, our Defender, our All in All. And be thankful, stay close to our God in every breath, choose life and be alert and recognize the enemies fiery darts so we don’t fall it!
It’s not hard work, but it is hard to resist your own emotions and not let them be your guide. All we must do is rest in what our Father has already done.
Father, help me rest in you. Put aside my selfish desires and lay down my life this day so my life will reflect you in me. I welcome you here. May your presence overshadow all the fiery darts and quench them out. Thank you for allowing me to rest in your Shelter! In Jesus name.
Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. James 4:7
He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall remain stable and fixed under the shadow of the Almighty [Whose power no foe can withstand]. I will say of the Lord, He is my Refuge and my Fortress, my God; on Him I lean and rely, and in Him I [confidently] trust! Psalm 91:1-2