I am so amazed at how easy it is to distract someone from a goal they are supposedly focused completely upon.
I am amazed that even when I know that the enemy will attack, even when I know how he will do it, I am surprised and taken off my guard. I am shocked at how easily I gave up my quite time, my battle time, to worry about things that I could not change.
I have been helping Ryan prepare for his sermon on this coming Sunday and God has really spoken to me through the passages he has been using and He has brought others to mind.
“The Lord is my light and my salvation, Whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life, of whom shall I be afraid?”
“For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.”
2 Timothy 1:7
“What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things?”
“But seek ye first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.”
And even as I sit here typing this I have a song playing in the background that just hit me like a ton of bricks. You Are My Hiding Place by Selah… these are the lyrics.
You are my hiding place,
You always fill my heart with songs of deliverance.
Whenever I am afraid, I will trust in You.
I will trust in You.
Let the weak say I am strong in the strength of my Lord.
You may ask why have I been afraid? Oh there so many things; moving, things not going the way I want them to, old hurts, new ones, what do people think about me?, do I even car?, so many things that mean everything in those moments of darkness, yet, in truth, mean nothing.
All of the things that have been piling upon me over the past weeks are nothing but distractions and petty attacks from the enemy and I am sad to say that for a time they worked.
But not any more.
I am a warrior and I am dangerous and I will not let my hands and feet be tied by petty things in this life.
I cry out for rain. For the spirit to fall and for this army to be called forward!
I CRY OUT FOR CHANGE!