The Bible is so much more than I thought it could be and I still have so much to learn. I didn’t realize that God wanted to speak to us anymore. I thought that He only spoke to people back in the “Bible times,” I wonder who would have planted that seed? Who would benefit from us not realizing that it is possible to hear from God? It started for me when I stopped asking God to help me with my sins and the problems in my life. I was taught to believe a verse that sounds like it comes from the Bible but I’ve not been able to find it. “God will never give you more than you can handle.” Sounds good, doesn’t it? I believe that is a lie. I believe, at least in my life, that God will allow more than I can handle because it is one of the tools He has used to draw me closer to Him. I had to surrender. I surrendered my sin to God, I asked that He take it from me, to remove it from my life. By asking for His help, I was asking to still be in control. When I started by giving my sin and watching what He did with that particular part of my life and Jesus removed that demon in my life. I didn’t believe it at first but what I can tell you is that it is nothing short of a miracle. So, I started giving God more control but I still wasn’t ready to give up complete control for fear of what He might want to do with my life. It’s been a journey but I’ve given up complete control of everything I’m aware of and continue to ask Him to show me blind spots where I haven’t given up control yet. With all of that being said, I’ve felt the urge to pray for my enemies, this is something that God calls all of us to do. By praying for my enemies I don’t fully understand it but I don’t feel like they are my enemy anymore, it helps me to see that my struggles are not with flesh and blood. This is where it gets confusing for me because if they are not truly my enemy, who is? Pray for those that persecute you? Who is my #1 enemy? That would have to be the one that I call The enemy. Am I being called to pray for The enemy? Well, I have been and it was a little weird at 1st but now I pray that his eyes be opened, that he realizes that he’s been defeated and that he gives up and releases God’s people from bondage. Hurting people hurt people? Where does that come from? Hurting spirits hurt people? Is he hurt? Cast out of Heaven due to his pride, right? Is he free or is he in bondage? Can he do whatever he wants to do or does he have restrictions? Does he have boundaries? I don’t know, I certainly don’t understand all of it but from what I’ve read, obedience is required to follow Jesus, understanding is optional. I will continue to pray for my enemy and continue to ask God to show me what that looks like and continue to ask for understanding. Whether I understand or not, I’m feeling called to do so. How do we destroy the kingdom of satan? I believe we destroy the kingdom of satan with the love of God, not the perverted worldly view of love but with the love power of God. We are called to love the Lord our God with all of our heart, all of our soul and all of our mind and then and only then can we truly follow the next commandment which is to love our neighbor as ourselves. Are you ready to storm the kingdom of satan? -A humble warrior in God’s army
“He has delivered us from the domain of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.” Colossians 1:13-14 ESV
Our Father, who art in Heaven, hallowed be Thy Name. Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors. Lead us not into temptation and deliver us from evil for Thine is the Kingdom and the power and the glory forever and ever, Amen. -The Lords prayer
Dear Lord, Yeshua, Holy Spirit… Thank You for this day! Thank You for all of the blessings You have given to me in this life here on earth. Thank You for calling me and drawing me closer to You. Thank You for leading, guiding and directing me. Thank You for this project, this time of reflection, this platform where I can share what You are revealing to me. I’m excited, nervous and a little scared with the subject I feel like You’ve placed on my heart these last couple of days. Remove my fear of man and allow me to feel confident in what You are sharing with me. I ask that You continue to pour me out and pour more of You into me. I give you full permission to take over. “Speak Lord, for your servant hears.” Open my eyes, that I may see, open my ears that I may hear. I ask all of this in your powerful, mighty and precious Name, Lord Jesus but Your will be done Lord, not mine, on earth as it is in Heaven, Amen.