Do not lead us into temptation but deliver us from the evil one. –Matthew 6:13
I can see it in the air. The smoke is thick. Demonic forces have attacked and damage has been done, but there are those of us who still stand. Deliver us Lord, deliver us! Victory is on the horizon and hell is not happy. Don’t give up. Do not give up. The Lord our God is with you. Discernment is the word I hear. Lord, please bless us with the discernment we so desperately need—true godly discernment!
There’s so much chaos and disorder. What am I to do Lord? “Be still” God says. “Be still and know that I am God.” I know others are feeling the same. The enemy will try to single us out to make you think as if you are fighting a lone battle but it’s a lie! You are not alone. We are here with you—your brothers and sisters in Christ. God is here with you and He will deliver us.
And the Lord, He is the One who goes before you. He will be with you, He will not leave you nor forsake you; do not fear nor be dismayed.” –Deuteronomy 31:8
Blessed are the meek, For they shall inherit the earth. –Matthew 5:5
I’ve realized that sometimes I pack God into a box, a little box that fits with my way of thinking and understanding. The problem is God is bigger than that box and He’s bigger than the box you put Him in as well. It’s a tiring pattern—trying to understand God and then continuously not understanding why things happen the way they do. I say, “Wait God, this isn’t what the instructions on my box said.” I read a blog about a man who walked away from the faith because of a bad church planting project… We are such selfish creatures. We expect our faith to be a “get out of jail free card” or “insurance against the world’s problems.” We have a bad day and suddenly it’s God’s fault for not fixing whatever the issue was. I’m throwing away my box because God is bigger than that—much bigger! Although there are a lot of things I don’t understand about God, here are a few things I do: