We must always be on guard! The moment we lighten up on our daily devotions and shorten our prayer time with the Lord, boy, the enemy is right there to jump in to help out in any way that he can. This past week has been just that for me and let me say my thought life has been filled with all sorts of doubts and lies from the enemy.
I knew what I should have been doing but in my mind I rationalized that I was “too busy” or “too tired” to read the Word never mind time to meditate on the Word. Sometimes it is hard to get out of a rut even when you know exactly what you need to do in order to feel better. I don’t mean feel better emotionally either I mean feel better spiritually. And don’t you know I was plagued with a tremendous amount of fatigue this whole past week as well. It has to have been the worst fatigue I have ever had in my entire life thus far. What I have to remember is when I DO recognize I am falling into a rut I need to turn to the Word even more so;
Romans 12:2 (FB-NIV) says, “Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.
Boy, do I serve a great God! He gives me so many mercies each and every day that I don’t even deserve. He is so patient with me and I thank God for my son who through all of this has been very consistent and solid in his faith.
I allowed worry to set in somewhat over my finances and so what does my son say to me this morning, “Mom don’t worry. Don’t you remember, God provides everything just ask Him and He will give us what we need.” So he prayed, “God please put fuel in my momma’s car. There you go, Mom it’s done, God will take care of it.”
Praise God for the faith of a child, my child! Hallelujah! I have been on the same ¼ of tank of gas all week-long, AMAZING!!! My son has taught me so much about faith and this week of course, in hindsight I see now I need to be on guard at all times filled with His word.
John 15:7 (FB-NIV) If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be given you.
I can’t waiver not even for a moment because the enemy is anxiously waiting to steal my confidence I have in our Lord and King!
Being consistent in my prayer life even when the week is crazy busy is vital to the peace and protection needed to keep the enemy at bay. Taking the time to spend with the Lord first and taking every thought captive needs to be fully functioning in order for me to combat the enemy. The only way that can happen is if I remain in the word. Lord, I need You now and forever, Amen!