Good afternoon. It’s been awhile and a lot has happened since my last post. I was sick and tested positive for the sickness test and that kept me from being able to return to work for 2 straight weeks with everything going on and everything I had to go through to prove I was no longer infected. Not going to lie, the 1st week was rough, I was exhausted and in bed most of the day every day. I didn’t want to do anything, not even read. Instead I watched several videos that brought me down a rabbit hole I had only just peeked into before. Not ready to discuss that one yet, still trying to wrap my brain around it, ran into my cognitive dissonance hard, again. While not everything I have seen in all of these rabbit holes may be 100% true, one thing I’m pretty sure of is that everything I thought I knew before my journey, my search for truth, is not 100% true. We’ve been lied to as a whole for a very long time. The 1st day I wasn’t feeling well, it was like someone had flipped a switch and this connection that I was feeling with the Holy Spirit was gone. I tried to continue with all of my new good habits of devotions, meditating on His Word and prayer but nothing I seemed to do would turn the switch back on. Week 2 when I started to feel better, I began to lose hope because I couldn’t get a negative test so I could get back to work. I had heard stories that sometimes it takes weeks to be able to produce a negative test. I’m usually a pretty happy and hopeful person but I started to slide into a mild depression, a woe is me attitude. The devil had me right where he wanted me. Long story short, God showed me that He was with me the entire time, even when I could not see Him working. I watched several movies with my family including; Interview with God, Daniel and Pilgrims Progress. I submitted to God, resisted the devil and he did flee. The devil has returned several times since my last post and now but I was led to Joyce Meyer and she reminded me that there is a battle for my mind and that we are fighting a spiritual battle. The weapons of spiritual war are invisible and it starts with knowing God’s Word, His promises and His truths and reminding the devil that we know what truth looks like so that we can see through his lies. The devil is the father of lies so it’s pretty safe to say if his mouth is moving and we can recognize his voice, it’s a lie. I am doing my best to live as Paul has instructed us in Romans, to live according the Spirit so that my mind will be on the things of the Spirit. It’s a battle day by day, for me it gets easier to recognize my inner voices and to fight this spiritual battle the more that I am in His word and seeking to understand His word better with the Holy Spirit as my guide. In conclusion, in case you weren’t aware, we are in a battle for our souls each and every day. It is time to prepare for battle. I believe that once we start overcoming our own battles it gives us the confidence to go out and reach others to wake them up and to let them know. Hey, not sure if you knew it or not but you’re in a battle. I know you probably weren’t aware, that is the enemies strategy. You can’t fight what you don’t know is there. Are you ready to start winning? -A humble warrior in God’s army
“For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit.” -Romans 8:5 ESV
Our Father, who art in Heaven, hallowed be Your Name. Your Kingdom come, Your 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 Yours is the Kingdom and the power and the glory forever and ever. Amen. -The Lords prayer
Blessed be You, Lord our God, King of the Universe! Thank You for the rest You provided me last night and for waking me up with breath in my lungs this morning. Thank You for all of the many blessings You have given us Lord. Thank You for all of the ways You have provided for us and all the ways You continue to provide for us. Thank You for Your Word, for Your promises Lord. Thank You for wanting a relationship with us. Thank You that You have been with us all of the days of our lives whether we could see You working or not. Thank You for giving us eyes to see You working in us and those around us within days and sometimes hours. It used to take weeks and even years before that to see Your work. I am looking forward to when I can see You working in real time Lord. Thank You for giving me this idea to blog and I ask that You give me the words to share on this post, that I may lean on Your understanding and not my own. Thank You Lord Jesus! Praise You Lord, You are worthy of all of our praise. Bless You Lord! In Your holy, mighty and precious Name, Amen.