It’s Monday. Happy day? That remains to be seen.
A little bleary-eyed and not yet fully caffeinated, I am making myself sit still long enough to write this post.
These past few weeks we’ve been working like mad to renovate our garage. It has turned out to be a much bigger project than what I originally thought. All good, but EXHAUSTING! More on that #DIY experience to come in a later post.
Needless to say, between homeschooling and working on the garage this is the first time over the past few weeks that I have felt like sitting down to write.
This morning God reminded me of something that I just had to share…well, it actually started percolating last night.
After tucking my twelve year old in bed (yes, thankfully, he still wants this ritual to take place each night), I stayed up late last night reading, and browsing my Twitter and Facebook feeds…but, mostly reading:).
I’ve been reading Fervent, by Priscillia Shirar. It’s a book she wrote about the importance of devoting yourself to prayer, based on the #WarRoomMovie she starred in recently. It’s one of those books I have to take in slowly. There are so many nuggets of truth on each page to absorb.
Last night, and again this morning, I was digesting a chapter she wrote on relationships. She talks about how the enemy strategically targets attacks on our key relationships in order to derail us from God’s peace. How he tries to lure our focus away from the bigger picture and to silence our prayer life so that we focus on the petty infractions hurled against us by those we love and call friends…ESPECIALLY within the church.
The fact is, it’s not by chance that we have been wounded at different points in our lives. It’s a strategic attack by the enemy of our soul – from the petty infractions to the deeply wounding offenses or abuses we’ve endured.
Our belief in Jesus Christ and our relationship with God is a threat to the enemy. Plain and simple. If he can’t keep us from making peace with God, through Christ, he’ll try to keep us from the peace of God that only comes from an intimate prayer life.
I don’t know about you, friend, but I’m tired of being tossed around by the latest wave in the storm of attacks by the enemy. I am sick and tired of being sucked into focusing on the inevitable wounds that occur when doing life with others.
This pettiness stops today. It ends now.
What about you? What has got you in a tailspin this morning? Don’t let the enemy steal your peace…stop, and take time to take it all to God in prayer….and
Let the peace of Christ rule in your heart, to which indeed you were called in one body. (Col. 3:15)