Tuesday’s Treasure: The darkness is real

 

Painted in Waterlogue

 Week Six:Praying Scripture Series

{Yes…I skipped week 5!}

Whether we are aware of it or not..the enemy is actively and vigorously in pursuit of our hearts. As a young Christian I didn’t understand this….I wanted to see everything thru new eyes ….. I wore rose colored glasses and lacked the wisdom to recognize his skilled and artful schemes. Once I realized that he didn’t show his face as the ugly, pitchfork bearing image I had in mind …I began to see where he was showing up.

He shows up differently for each  one of us…..he shows up in our weaknesses..he knows just what they are are…he works very carefully to distract us from the God of Abraham,Isaac and Jacob. You may wonder sometimes why he doesn’t seem to be bothering some and yet you feel pursued by him on a daily basis. I don’t remember where I read this but it was eye opening for me……“the enemy may leave someone alone because they are doing a fine job of being their own God and don’t have a need for HIM”

He pursues {us} because of our love for the One who saved us…because he thinks he can cause us to stop trusting the grace and mercy and faithfulness of our Savior. Scripture tells us that {He} is faithful…He establishes us and will guard us from the evil one….

2 Thessalonians 3:3

But the Lord is faithful, who will establish you, and guard you from the evil one. 

There is so much comfort in knowing this truth! And praying this promise for those we love is powerful!

Good parents protect their children. We don’t have to be forced or coerced to do it because it just comes naturally . It is something that God has placed in our hearts that is part and parcel of the packaging of being a good mother or father {friend,sibling,daughter,aunt,grandma}

In Matthew 7:7-11, Jesus tells us that God’s heart to give to His children far exceeds that of an earthly father. If God so delights to give good gifts to His kids, HOW MUCH GREATER is His heart to protect His children as well?

No doubt trouble will come because we live in a fallen world. But in the midst of the trouble, our God and Father promises to guard us from the evil one. The psalmist calls Him an ever present help in our time of trouble (Psalm 46:1).

My prayer today is that we would all be reassured that our heavenly Dad is indeed faithful and He is true to His promises. Even when disappointments come and when we are tempted to doubt His promise to protect us, may God give us the grace to declare that He truly is our Protector and our fortress, in whom we can trust.

Psalm 27:1
Yahweh is my light and my salvation. Whom shall I fear? Yahweh is the strength of my life. Of whom shall I be afraid? 

Is He your Protector…fortress…strength of your life???

Blessings to you as you continue to pray His words over those you love!

 

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