Ok, so…I woke up on the wrong side of the bed today. I just walked in from my bible study swing and decided it was time to write. I had to go repent. I have been letting the dumbest things bother me today, right down to the dumb couple of flies that I have just spent a half hour swatting in my kitchen so I can make my spaghetti sauce.
Oh yes, my emotions have been trying their hardest to control me today. I have thought about complaining about the laundry, my son’s grades, my husband’s job, the money, the housework, Eli’s uniform shorts miraculously coming up missing, a mysterious toll bill in the mail (when I rarely drive out of Clermont), the lovebugs on my prayer deck, my peaking through gray hairs, and my dog that keeps bringing sand in the front door.
Oh…yes, that cup has been trying it’s hardest to be half full with me today! But, I refuse to bow down to my feelings. I just keep gritting my teeth, and praying. I just keep telling Satan to leave in The Name of Jesus. I just keep telling myself; “stay in the moment”.
You see, the bible says in Ephesians 6:12: “For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.” Our battles that we fight on a daily basis, are spiritual battles, and once we can realize this once and for all, we can stop letting our feelings get a vote.
Satan will do his darndest to get us to follow our feelings right into a fit! He wants us complaining and arguing, frustrated and annoyed. You see, he’s a bully, that’s all he has. He has no power to bless, and love and redeem and set free like Jesus does. If the devil can get us distracted by our daily grumbling and complaining, we then can’t focus on our walk with The Lord.
You see, I knew this was coming. I was honored and blessed to lead a woman named Bev to The Lord on Sat. I knew the attack was eminent. It just never feels good. But, like I said; I refuse to follow my feelings! I follow Jesus!
So, here’s what I am going to do; get up, go make my spaghetti sauce for my family to have dinner together, go wash some school uniforms for Eli, go hug my dog, go sweep the front door, and go text my husband that I love him.
Why? Because the bible says; “Overcome evil with good; seek peace and pursue it.” Peace doesn’t just come. We have to go after it. We have a part to play. We beat the devil at his own game by staying joyful no matter what, and loving on purpose!
If you don’t mind, I have a few more flies to swat before I can cook. Love you all!