In the Storm
Even when my heart seems like it is breaking in two I will praise His name!
I am grateful my God is BIGGER than my circumstance, Amen!!!
My worship leader gave a devotion the other night that spoke to my heart and God knew that’s exactly what I needed to hear. I am grateful for my brothers and sisters in Christ that no matter what is going on in my life spoken or unspoken they lift me up in prayer and isn’t that what we are supposed to do. My worship team is my small group and they are my Aaron and Hur! I pray that everyone has an Aaron and a Hur in their life because we really need them, Amen!
Moses’ arms soon became so tired he could no longer hold them up. So Aaron and Hur found a stone for him to sit on. Then they stood on each side of Moses, holding up his hands. So his hands held steady until sunset.
You know we cannot let things of this world creep in and take control or should I say take our focus off of Jesus? The evil one is on the warpath and he’s not stopping until he gets what he wants. He’ll first creep in on the little things and sometimes its the not so little things, right? It could be tangible things or the intangible , for instance, our thoughts say you’re thinking about a loved one who is traveling down a road of destruction and boy, it is not easy to watch it breaks your heart.
And then God says, ” you are putting too much energy into to this, leave it at My feet and turn your eyes back to Me!”
Because sometimes when you are putting too much energy in thinking about the circumstance could that become a form of an idol in a sense? Maybe?
Deuteronomy 4: 23-25
23 So be careful not to break the covenant the Lord your God has made with you. Do not make idols of any shape or form, for the Lord your God has forbidden this. 24 The Lord your God is a devouring fire; he is a jealous God. 25 “In the future, when you have children and grandchildren and have lived in the land a long time, do not corrupt yourselves by making idols of any kind…
I’m not saying all of our battles become idols but what I am saying is that it can become very easy to make them an idol because the circumstance can consume you. The enemy knows this and that is why he fights dirty. He uses your loved ones, your mind, and many other underhanded tricks to get your thoughts off of Jesus. So, we need to take every thought captive, immediately!
2 Do not conform 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.
No matter the circumstance we need to PRAISE JESUS! We need to remember that He never leaves us nor forsakes us! Praising Him in and through the circumstance doesn’t change your circumstance but it sure does get your eyes off of it and onto to JESUS right where they belong, Amen!
So don’t start your day naked!
PUT ON YOUR ARMOR!
Otherwise, God would not have told us about the armor if He didn’t mean for us to put it on. So don’t forget to don your armor every day. Sometimes you may have to don it several times in the day especially if you in the thick of battle!
1 Thessalonians 5:8
8 But let us who live in the light be clearheaded, protected by the armor of faith and love, and wearing as our helmet the confidence of our salvation.
When we put on armor we can then guard against the fiery attacks of the enemy or at least prevent from deep penetration. I am a work in progress and so therefore, I sometimes have to reapply my armor when a fiery dart penetrates the armor and so I urge you to find scripture to stand before battle begins!
Here are some of mine I stand on!
The Lord is close to all who call on him, yes, to all who call on him in truth.
He mad heaven and earth, the sea, and everything in them. He keeps every promise forever.
So, what are some of your scriptures you stand on in the thick of battle?