Praise The LORD! I awoke to another day. I still have breath in my body, and praise on my tongue. For some reason, it seems as if lately, I have been talking in my sleep more and more. It started out as some really odd things like a rabbit gnawing on my finger to the bottom of my bed felt like it was moving; to as of last night, a testimony of a friend and her separation from her husband, an almost divorce, to reconciliation, and a stronger marriage. Jesus is a great friend, comforter, listening ear, guide, restorer, and healer. It is a beautiful story with the most amazing ending and Jesus at the head of it all. Whoever was in my dream so desperately needed to hear this testimony.
So I wrote the above but didn’t post it. It was two days ago. I sit and read it today and wonder how much I slide backward and forward. Today I wake up and I am losing the battle with my flesh. It profits me nothing, except feelings of unworthiness, and contempt raising up. This is a Spiritual battle for our very soul. This is for real! So why is it so hard to stay on the right path?
I am not quite sure of the answer but I do know HE does! Jesus came and reconciled us to the Father. The Holy Spirit does lead and guide us when we are truly obedient and listen. Instead of staying in a pit of despair for my failures, I will do what is necessary; Repent! Ask the Father thru His only begotten Son to please forgive me, to strengthen me, and pray for the armor of God to help block the fiery darts that appeal to this flesh. To read and search out scriptures; so when the flesh starts to rise, I may set it back down with verses!
We can never give up my friend. Time is short. Things will test us more and more, to try us, prove us, mold us. Will we continue to move forward or get stuck in our little pits of despair?
Joshua 24:15 And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.
The Whole Armor of God Ephesians 6:10-20
10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.
11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;
15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;
16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.
17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:
The next few verses are often not always included with the armor but are also very vital! 18: Prayer 19. Proclaiming the Gospel 20. Boldness
18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;
19 And for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel,
20 For which I am an ambassador in bonds: that therein I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.
Acts 3:19 Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord;
Proverbs 1:23 Turn you at my reproof: behold, I will pour out my spirit unto you, I will make known my words unto you.