The war I didn’t see coming…….


“Whom have I in heaven but You?

And besides You, I desire nothing on earth.”

Psalm 73:25

 

“My soul thirsts for God, for the living God; When 

shall I come and appear before God?”

Psalm 42:2

 

These scriptures paint a picture of my love for God. I really

need more of Him everyday. I am nothing without Him.

Where could I go and what could I do without Him???

He really is the love of my life!

 

But I am in a war right now and the results of the war will have

a huge impact on my relationship with God.

The fight caught me unawares. For some time I supplied the

enemy with the arsenal he needed to have an edge on me.

Can you imagine that?!!!

I was totally blindsided by the enemy.

 

You see, the war I am engaged in is not happening on a plain

that is easily recognizable.

The war I am engaged in is happening right at my doorstep, as a

matter of fact it’s happening closer than that. This war of epic

proportions is happening right in my home!

 

How could I miss it? How did I not recognize the enemy’s tactic?

A face to face confrontation wouldn’t have done the trick. I would

have quickly dismissed him. Instead he came slyly into my

home through television, social media, and so on. I used to spend

so much time with Yeshua in the past. When I would get home

I would make sure I spent my time in prayer, and word.

Yes I would do other things but they were not the “main” things.

Spending time with God was on the top of the list.

 

But one day that pattern changed.

I would get home and put on the television.

If there was nothing to watch I would go online.

There was even a time I would forgo church functions to watch

sport!

The war is real friends.

 

When God by His grace opened my eyes to what I was doing

I realized I had to cut things out of my life. The first thing to go was

the television. I had to look to God for help. I couldn’t do it alone.

But that didn’t go without a fight!

What the heck!!

 

I am slowly gaining the ground I lost in the beginning. The fight

has been brutal but I will keep fighting because my relationship

with God depends on it. He is the love of my life.

He is the One I desire above all else and I am not alone in this.

He is right by my side helping me!

I want to fall deeper in love with Him and nothing must stand in

the way of that.

 

Friends, as hard as that was to write the goal is to help you see

how far the enemy is willing to take the battle. Your battle will

be different from mine but you must know that the enemy will

take the battle to your home!

if you are single this post is for you especially, the time you have

now is so important. It is in this time you get deeper with God.

Don’t make the mistake I made by allowing distractions to take

away the precious time I had kept aside for God.

And if you are strong in this area then please pray for me.

I need all the help I can get!

Bless you!

 

Rolain

 

 

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Acting wisely….part 3


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Hi friends…..

This is the third of a four part series on David. I hope you have been

enjoying it thus far. If you missed part one please click here.

If you missed part two click here.

 

And David went out wherever Saul sent him, and he prospered

and behaved himself wisely”

1 Samuel 18:5

 

What do you do when someone tries to bring you down?

What do you do when your boss always tries to stifle your

ideas?

 

I was in a similar situation some months back. It wasn’t my

boss I was dealing with but a fellow believer in Christ. They

were put in charge of a project I was involved in and from the

word go it seemed like this person had something against me.

Any ideas I had were shot down. They would accuse me of a lot

of things, things I didn’t do.

But to make things worse, I didn’t respond in the right way. I

fought back too. I talked about the person, avoided them and

many other shameful things. It seemed like I had become a

monster! I hated that season. There was a time in that dark

season I asked for God’s help. I wanted to act different, respond

different. I wanted to honor God in that situation. It seemed

like the enemy was enjoying what was going on but I wasn’t

enjoying it anymore and it was in that time that

God led me to the scripture I shared in the beginning.

David was in a similar situation. Saul was jealous of Him. He

wanted him dead. Can you imagine working for a boss who

wants you dead?

 

“And Saul cast the javelin, for he thought, I will pin David to the

wall. And David evaded him twice. Saul was afraid of David

because the Lord was with him but had departed from Saul.

So Saul removed David from him and made him his commander

over a thousand;

and he went out and came in before the people.

David acted wisely in all his ways and succeeded, and the Lord

was with him. “

1 Samuel 18:11-14

 

This is the amazing thing about this story,

even though Saul tried to kill David,

David acted wisely in all his ways, he behaved himself wisely!

 

There is no record of David murmuring about Saul. There is no

record of David trying to pin Saul to the wall or of David having

a shouting match with Saul. The Word says, he acted wisely!

Even after being demoted David still acted wisely!

I learned a huge lesson that day. I believe God gave me an

answer. Has it been easy to apply? Heck no but I am trying.

I ask for God’s help when I am losing it.

I pray this will help you when you are in a similar situation.

There is one more thing I would like to show you that I thought

was very interesting about David,

 

“Then the Philistine princes came out to battle, and when they

did so, David had more success and behaved himself more wisely

than all Saul’s servants, so that his name was very dear and highly

esteemed.

1 Samuel 18:30

 

There is that phrase again, he behaved himself more wisely!

 

I can see it. Saul’s men where boasting of the great victory. They

were probably boasting about David but he didn’t get swept up

in all of that. David didn’t build himself a monument after battle,

he didn’t brag about his awesomeness! He didn’t talk about

the poor men who tasted his sword, no! Instead, David behaved

himself wisely! And because he did God esteemed him highy.

We need to learn to act wisely like David did.

Being humble is one way we can behave wisely. Watching how

we use our words is another way.

At the end of the day, God wants us to behave wisely. We honor

Him when we do.

And with that being said, I have come to the end of this post.

Blessings to you my friends……

 

Rolain

 

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