|Posted on October 3, 2019 at 9:15 AM|
"So take a new grip with your tired hands and stand firm on your shaky legs. Mark out a straight path for your feet. Then those who follow you, though they are weak and lame, will not stumble and fall but will become strong." Hebrews 12:12-13 NLT
"See that you do not refuse Him who speaks. For if they did not escape who refused Him who spoke on earth, much more shall we not escape if we turn away from Him who speaks from heaven," Hebrews 12:25 NKJV
Sometimes we get off track with day-to-day living. Between work, family, and other obligations time seems to slip out of our grasp. Before we know it, we feel distanced from God. We find ourselves compromising in our daily life. We begin thinking the wrong things, saying the wrong things, watching and listening to the wrong things.
Are we to blame for our busyness and losing our nearness to God? Partly, yes! God is still here. He is still waiting and listening for you. But, you've stopped listening to His voice. You've tuned Him out and tuned into the world which we know, in the end, will not fulfill us.
The problem is when we compromise, we find ourselves eventually moving away from real prayer and true worship. Our minds wander during praise. We rush through devotions, if we do them at all. Our armor is weakening day-by-day.
When we compromise, we allow the enemy to get a foothold. The enemy whispers lies and reinforces beliefs that aren't true into your mind.
And the distance from our loving Father vastly grows.
It's time to regroup. It's time to shut the mouth of the enemy and to refine our armor!
Pray for God to lead you to Him, to open your ears to His voice again. Delve deep into His word (you can use the additional scriptures below as a starting point or pick up a copy of Take the Realm: 10 Days of Spiritual Battle Plans to Reignite the Weary Warrior, or download our free Battle Prayer Calendar on the Home page). Put on some praise and worship music and remember WHO you are in HIM!
YOU are the Daughter, the Son, of the King! The ONE who created everything!
OCTOBER BATTLE PRAYER
Dear Lord, forgive me for putting other things before You. I pray, God, for Your Spirit to lead me in my decisions in every area - my home, my work, my family, my finances - it all belongs to You. Give me the courage and perseverance to repair my spiritual armor so I'm ready for the next attack. Lord, give me a personal word from You and make me aware that it is from You. Reignite the fire in my bones with Your word! I pray that the Holy Spirit sends chills over me when I receive Your message!
In Jesus' name, Amen!
TAKE THE REALM
I will NOT allow the forces of darkness, or myself, to keep me away from the Lord Almighty, and the calling He has given me!
1 Timothy 4:14-15