Word of Life Blog
The Holy Spirit lives in us, He prays through us, and He is our direct line to the Father. When He prays through us, it is His perfect will. He knows the words to pray concerning racism, terrorism, and all evil. He will give you the right words to speak to the people He places in your path.
Standing at the base of this mountain, I drop my pack, bend down to open it, and check the contents inside once more. I’m procrastinating and know it. I go through this each and every time. I gather my gear, hike the trail towards the approach, and then stand for what seems like forever while contemplating whether or not to make my ascent.
Our significance and purpose is bound together with His plan for us. When we step away from His love and promises, we lose our way. It begins a ripple effect that not only hurts ourselves but will also begin to hurt others, because our destinies have a direct effect on other people.
Comparison will steal your joy! You will find yourself on Facebook and Instagram wondering why he or she is getting to go on another vacation, or has a new car, or is building a new house; whatever it is, it literally steals and kills your joy! That is what the enemy does, steals, kills, and destroys. We tend to focus on a few small imperfections or hardships, but instead let’s be thankful for what we have.
Whether you’re beginning your journey, you’re in the wilderness, or on the other side, if you pay attention, you will see God in it even when He is silent. When I thought I had left God’s will behind I was actually spending some time in the wilderness being prepared.
The more we learn about who God is and what He’s done for us, the deeper our praise, worship and relationship with Him becomes. The more we learn about God, the more we learn about ourselves as well.
One of Satan’s most subtle deceptions is to keep us perpetually busy. He constantly bombards us with distractions that he hopes will ultimately prevent us from having that deep, meaningful relationship with Jesus.
Our current series at church is, “The Struggle.” We’ve been discussing different daily struggles such as offense, bitterness, etc. As soon as we started this series, one thing kept coming back to my mind as I thought about what a REAL struggle was. Let’s get real honest, real fast. How about when you can’t feel God in your situation? When He doesn’t, “show up” for you?