As the days slip by, each one begins to look like the day before and they all seem to run together. With our activities limited by covid restrictions, we try to find ways to carry on our ministries. Then when we get very little response to what we feel lead to do, we start second guessing if we’re doing what we’re supposed to be doing.
Wow! that’s a mouth full, I hope it makes sense. I guess what I’m trying to say is; don’t let the devil play with your mind. His job is to compromise your effectiveness in this torn and troubled world. When we’re pretty much alone with only our immediate family around us for support and we’re left to our own devices, we can sure second ourselves. That’s when the feeling of loss comes in and the devil starts his rhetoric.
Here’s your answer, if you get anything from my lessons, get this, it’s simple … GO TO THE ROCK! Get on your face and pray, satan must flee at the name of Jesus, he has no power over a child of God (YOU). Satan has only one mission, John 10: 10-29. Whatever life brings, remember God is still in control. It takes courage to be a christian and be politically incorrect. An unquestionable patriot put courage this way; John Wayne said, “Courage is being scared to death, and saddling up anyway.” Jesus phrased it this way: Luke 9:23 “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me.” Some of the passion, the suffering, the hardship of the cross is lost on us due to time and to the glory that is now associated with the cross. But, Jesus was not here pointing to the glory of the cross. He was pointing to the suffering, the pain, and the hardship that is brought upon the one who desires the Christian life. Luke 9:24 “For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me will save it.”
Being a Christian is not easy. Jesus pointed to this principle in Luke 14:26-33 where He commands that the one who wants to follow Him must first consider what it will cost.
Let me encourage you to step up, stand up for God and country in this time of need. You are empowered by the holy spirit and filled with living water and the gates of hell can not prevail, Matthew 16: 17-19. You are not alone! He said He would never leave you Hebrews 13:5.
If you want to talk or pray together, email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) and we’ll hook up by phone or text. I pray this latest message I felt the Lord wanted me to write touched the hearts of those in doubt … Keep up the good fight … KEEP LOOKING UP! Until we get together again, many blessings. Dusty
Father, how heartbreaking to see all the violence and unrest going on in our country. Our police officers who serve to protect us are under attack. I pray the truth come out and the true instigators are exposed and all the deceivers held accountable. I pray the ones wanting to change our country by throwing you out and forcing a way of life on us unconscionable to a Christian belief be brought to justice.
Lord, I pray for courage, for all believers to stand in the face of those who would allow paranoia to take over their lives. Give them the discernment to see through all the hype and lies we are being feed every day.
Bless and protect all our leaders doing your will!
In Jesus’ name we pray,