Hello everyone…and a “Happy Wednesday” to you! I hope that you are experiencing the presence of the Most High God in your day!
Lately, I have been going through what seems to be one thing after another. It seems as if Satan is increasing in strength…but you know what…he will NEVER be as strong as the God that lives within me!
Yesterday, as I was facing a situation in my early evening; these are some words that God shared heart to heart with me… “Who are we labeling as greater in our lives…the problem or God?” You know…it’s so true that we as Christians can be so bombarded by a problem; that before we realize it…we have labeled the problem as something greater than God, which only weighs us down in spirit and makes it that much more difficult to press on.
This afternoon, I was looking through some Bible verses and I came across a few verses from Psalm 147:4-6, which reads… “He determines the number of the stars and calls them each by name. 5) Great is our LORD and mighty in power; his understanding has no limit. 6) The LORD sustains the humble but casts the wicked to the ground.”
You know...I think that there are times when we are trying to figure out where the label “greatest” belongs…because a circumstance has a way of making us believe that it is the one who should wear that label. Let’s stop for a moment and think on how a circumstance can attempt to make us feel this way. First…the power shown through the circumstance not only comes through the circumstance alone; but mainly by what it is attempting to convince us of. In other words…we can see sickness as a circumstance that will soon go away…that is, until it has lasted several weeks. As time and the circumstance takes a toll on us, we begin to believe in what it is attempting to do to us…and second, it can even make us envision something even worse…something that just may never go away. Just because these circumstances attempt to do this to us; that doesn’t mean that it has control over us. In fact…if we were to slow down and acknowledge God’s control over all things…and His awesome power; then we would be reminded that even though it is being allowed by God…that He will not allow something like this to defeat us.
One thing I’ve learned through time; is to not allow my imagination to go wild with a circumstance that I’m facing…because when we do this; then guess who is longing to fill in the blanks…yes, Satan.
These days that we are living in are definitely not easy at times…and if we attempt to look way down the road, we find that moments such as these just might not have an end to them; so today, I would like to encourage us all, to put the label “greatest” on God and focus on who He truly is and what He truly longs to do in each of our lives. When we can get situations such as these back into perspective…with the right label in place; then we will quickly come to see that everything will be just fine.
Have a great day…and may God truly bless you in all you do!
It’s Always & Only Because of Him…
Diane K Hiltz Chamberlain