Hello everyone…and a very happy and blessed Monday to you all! Today not only begins another new day…but another new week or chapter of a month, whose pages will be filled with a week of life’s experiences. Only God knows what will be written on each page…but I truly praise Him today; that He is the author of my heart…soul and spirit…Amen!!
Yesterday, as Keith and I were spending some time together with God; He began to speak to my heart…and He was reminding me that when we focus on our circumstances, we’re giving permission for Satan to do more. I know that I write on this a lot; but this is so important to know because when we focus on what’s wrong; these become the moments when we let go of the most powerful being…to take hold of the hand of evil, which can lead us into a greater depth of the problem…or even more problems. I have come to greatly see that when we submit ourselves to what the circumstance is attempting to convey to us; then we do find ourselves resisting the One who can do all things within our lives.
You know…we need to slow down in life and take a good look at where we are with our problems. In other words, do we find that we are resisting God, by thinking continually on what’s wrong? I have truly come to see that submitting to a problem and what it’s attempting to convey to me; becomes a road block that keeps me closely connected with the problem, while pushing God out…the One who can truly fix what is broken within my life…which ends up being a deceitful trick of Satan’s…one that can truly sidetrack us, onto a road of needless suffering.
As I was thinking on all of this last night…I was also thinking back to a time, when I had some pain in my right shoulder…and it just seemed to come out of the blue. I hadn’t injured it and there wasn’t even any swelling that would reveal an injury. For months, I lived with this unknown pain and one day, I just let go of it and continued the work that God was calling me to do; and while I was doing this…it was amazing…because the pain left as quickly as it came…and it has never returned. I’m not saying that we aren’t going to have genuine health issues that we should seek a doctor for; but for some reason, I knew that Satan was afflicting me…in a way that would just add to what I was already experiencing…which would be his way of attempting to take me away from the ministry work. Through this experience, I did come to see that when we ignore Satan…and the work that he is attempting to do against us; that this does make him powerless…and this is exactly what took place within my own life.
Today, I would like to share a Bible verse with you, in James 4:7…and we read… “Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.” You know…it’s so easy to get tied into a circumstance; that before we know it, we find ourselves resisting the wrong one. Rather than resisting Satan, we find that focusing on our problems can also cause us to resist God, while connecting ourselves deeply with a problem that won’t take us anywhere but further down.
As we close, may I encourage you to not fall for the deceitful ways of Satan…for his ways only allow us to be trapped within the problem. Instead of focusing tightly on what’s wrong…why not focus on the One who can take what’s wrong and make it right? I’ll tell you one thing for sure…when we choose to take this route in life, we will quickly see that we don’t have to live with needless suffering…but instead, we find that we truly experience the mighty hand of God, during the moments that just seem so impossible for us to overcome on our own.
Well…I truly have enjoyed these words from God today! I pray that these words will be a blessing to your own heart…and that you will truly turn to the One, who can make all the impossible moments in your life…possible…AMEN!!
Have a great Monday…take care and I will hope to be with you soon!
Many…many blessings on your day!
It’s Always & Only Because of Him…
Diane K Hiltz Chamberlain