In the Storm

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!

Exodus 17:12
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!

Romans 12:2
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
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!

Psalm 145:18
The Lord is close to all who call on him, yes, to all who call on him in truth.

Psalm 146:6
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?

 

 

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About debbestillandlisten

Worshipper and follower of Jesus Christ. God has given this Christian the privilege of loving and caring for my amazing son. I absolutely love to worship our Lord and Savior and to be in His presence; there is nothing better!
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15 Responses to In the Storm

  1. Debbie says:

    Thank you, Deb, for encouraging us today. I use Psalm 121 a lot! God bless!

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  2. This is a great devotional piece and very encouraging!!

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  3. Pure Glory says:

    Don’t hang on to anything that will lead you away from Jesus. He calls for our obedience.

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  4. Some of the Scriptures I have stood on in the past are “And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns.” Phil. 1:6
    The Lord is my shepherd;
    I have all that I need.
    2 He lets me rest in green meadows;
    he leads me beside peaceful streams.
    3 He renews my strength.
    He guides me along right paths,
    bringing honor to his name.
    4 Even when I walk
    through the darkest valley,[a]
    I will not be afraid,
    for you are close beside me.
    Your rod and your staff
    protect and comfort me.
    5 You prepare a feast for me
    in the presence of my enemies.
    You honor me by anointing my head with oil.
    My cup overflows with blessings.
    6 Surely your goodness and unfailing love will pursue me
    all the days of my life,
    and I will live in the house of the Lord
    forever. Psalm 23
    and
    The Lord is my light and my salvation—
    so why should I be afraid?
    The Lord is my fortress, protecting me from danger,
    so why should I tremble?
    2 When evil people come to devour me,
    when my enemies and foes attack me,
    they will stumble and fall.
    3 Though a mighty army surrounds me,
    my heart will not be afraid.
    Even if I am attacked,
    I will remain confident.Psalm 27

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  5. Reblogged this on Lillie-Put and commented:
    These are some great thoughts from Deb.

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  6. Papberry says:

    God bless you for this word!!
    This is the scripture I use in time of trouble
    2 Corinthians 10:4
    (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;)

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