One Thing



I am on my face this morning, warring over some deep things.

We have a real enemy. He will poke and prod; he will use people, sickness, and any other means he can to try to find a way he can pull you down to steal, kill, and destroy you. He looks for open doors—of sin, past hurt, fear, and control—and tries to wedge into those doors with more sin, more past hurt, and more things to fear.
 

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, be alert, and recognize the enemy’s fiery darts so you don’t fall to them!
 
It’s not complicated, but it is difficult to resist your own emotions and not let them be your guide. All we must do, however, is rest in what our Father has already done.

Father, help me rest in You. Help me put aside my selfish desires and lay down my life this day so I will reflect You. I welcome You here. May Your presence overshadow all the fiery darts and quench them. 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 (NIV)

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 (Amplified Bible, Classic Edition)

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