Hello everyone…and a very happy and blessed Sunday to you all! I truly pray that your day is off to a good start…and that even more…you will experience Jesus in your day!
Well…after a better day yesterday, my evening and morning seems to have bounced back…to feeling a little rougher, with a little pain.
As I was sitting out in our living room this morning…talking with Keith, my husband; I was really opening my heart up to him and sharing, as to how I seem to be fighting some very difficult battles lately. I don’t believe that these battles are due to sin…but rather, to a commitment to Jesus Christ. You see…Satan doesn’t seem to like the work I’m doing for Christ; so I truly believe that he is attempting to take me completely out of commission with God…but may I say that it just won’t work…because no matter how difficult the battle…God ALWAYS seems to pull me through it all.
This morning…as I’ve been sitting here; God has been taking me back to a favorite Bible verse of mine, which is found in 2 Timothy 2:4, which says… “No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier.”
You know…it’s not always easy to turn my head away from pain and the afflictions that Satan seems to be afflicting me with; but I have learned through this verse; that one of the worst things we can do; is to become entangled within the affairs of this life. If we are going to strive to be good soldiers of Jesus Christ…and follow Him daily; then first, we must allow His strength to keep us distant, from the side effects of our daily problems; that we may continue to follow Him, rather than what Satan is attempting to lure us away with.
Maybe today, you are facing something that just seems so overwhelming and out of control. First of all…just know that you are not alone…for even I go through those times…and believe me…they are not always easy to get through; but I have found that God is ALWAYS there, even when we are so distraught; that words become difficult to speak.
Last night, I had planned on going to bed earlier; because I felt so rough. Normally, I sit up in bed and talk with God for a while before I go to sleep…but I was in such bad shape; that I decided to lie down and talk with Him. As I began to open up my heart to Him…no fancy words came from my mouth…only words that came straight to the point…and straight from the heart. From there, I closed my eyes and went to sleep…and you know what…He helped me to sleep the entire night. In fact, I would say that I got around 9 hours of rest. I still felt a little rough this morning…but He already knew that before I could speak anything…and as I began to walk through the house and turn on some lights…the pain seemed to settle down.
I don’t know about you…but I need Jesus in my life continually. One thing I know for sure…He doesn’t expect any elegant words from me…only words from the heart; and sometimes only words that are embedded within the heart…words that stem from my feelings at the time; and from there He comes running…to help and sustain, during these difficult times I face.
Today, I pray that we all will continue to let go of what we can’t handle; so that Jesus will have room to work and help us all, during a time of need. Well…time to spend some precious moments with God…and then an afternoon of rest. I hope and pray that your day will truly be filled with the presence of a God, who longs so much, to be everything…for everything you need! Take care and I will see ya soon!
Have a great Sunday & God bless!
It’s Always & Only Because of Him…
Diane K Hiltz Chamberlain