A brisk morning to come and sit with You, Father, but my heart is warmed by Your presence.
1 John 4:4-6 (<<click here)
“…the Spirit who lives in you is greater than the spirit who lives in the world.” v4b
Lord, if we sit and think too long on the rampant evil and wickedness that surrounds us, it is way too easy to become fearful. And if we are not careful we become immobilized. Like turtles, we withdraw into our shells thinking we can just hide from it all.
Now I admit evil and wickedness are way strong that I am…but I am no longer a child of evil and wickedness. I am a child of the Lion of Judah and Your Spirit, oh Lord, lives in me. Evil and wickedness may be stronger than me but You are “greater than the spirit who lives in the world.”
So, Lord, as I look about me, yes it’s scary – it’s overwhelming. But I am not a turtle. I am a LION for I am Yours! And that means, in You, I am brave. In You I am powerful. No matter how much evil make shake the rafters…and may want to shake me, as well, but I will stand firm in the fact that I have peace in You.
You proclaimed in John 16:33,
“Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world.”
Amen – so be it!
May 8th, Mon, 6:33 am