The hardest thing to do when you’re in a rut is to break free…
For sure it will take most of our energy to do this.
One of the ways that the enemy can gain power in a believer’s life is to have him or her believe that what he says is true.
Jesus called the “Snake,” this” “Turkey” the “Father of liars,” and so you NEVER want to believe anything he says!
But when push comes to shove, as it often does, and you’re faced with the hard realities of your life and the seeming contradiction that you see all around you that seems to go against God’s promises, that’s the time you draw the line in the sand and this is where the battle begins.
Our assignment is to walk by faith and not by sight.
Faith is action, based upon belief in God and the truth of God’s Word, sustained by confidence that when God promises something God will keep that promise… our part is to believe and to give God the first fruits of every morning!
All of this underscores the importance of getting our head on right each morning…
The alarm clock sounds. It is time to get up quickly from bed.
The moment has arrived to offer the first sacrifice to our Lord.
The body says, “No, not yet!” but the soul says, “Yes! It is time!”
And the most important part, the soul, must conquer.
It is the first of the many affirmations of love that, with God’s help, are to come throughout the day.
It is not a matter of thinking that we are better than others, but of struggling with ourselves, aware that the sweetest victory is over ourselves, when it is offered to God.
Conquer yourself each day from the very first moment, getting up on the dot, at a set time, without granting a single minute to laziness.
If, with the help of God, you conquer yourself in that moment, you’ll have accomplished a great deal for the rest of the day.
It’s so discouraging to find yourself beaten in the first skirmish!
Mark tells us, “And in the morning, a great while before day, He [Jesus] rose and went out to a lonely place, and there He prayed” (1:35).
It is in this fashion that our Lord has taught us how to begin the day aright.
This is a good moment to say, “I shall serve!” in daring response to Satan’s suggestion: “I will not serve!”
Together with these first offerings, there could be the first prayer addressed to the entire “company of veiled spectators.”
First among them is the Triune God, to whom we will offer our entire day, each in our own fashion.
Let this be our focus at the start of each day, that… “All my thoughts, all my words, all the actions of this day, I offer to You, Lord, and all out of Love.”
This is all about our learning to start each day in the rhythm of the Holy Spirit; and to maintain that connection and follow His lead throughout the remainder of each day.
SELAH (let us pause and calmly think about these things)
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