Friday, March 23, 2012
I know by those I have come in contact with that I am not alone in the feeling that seems so prevalent in my life these days. The feeling of being forgotten! Now, I have some amazing friends who keep a check on me. Did I say they were a.m.a.z.i.n.g.?! They are great about sending me a text or email or phone call just to say they are praying for me, they are thinking about me, etc. It is awesome to have friends like that. Really awesome! But the feeling remains.... lonely & forgotten. The circumstances I am facing today are too much to bare, it seems. But then again, I tend to wake up the very next morning, after spending a night where I thought I couldn't, I wouldn't - turns out I could, I did. Sometimes, I don't want to though... I feel like I am in the fight of my life. Spiritually speaking, I am in a fight for my life, for the life of my family. Satan is no respecter of persons - do you hear me when I say that?? None of us are exempt from the darts the enemy wants to through our way. When he starts throwing them it matters not who or what he hits with them. Young. Old. In between. Really doesn't matter - he is here but to steal, kill, & destroy (John 10:10). Let me tell you, folks, he is roaring about!!! Hear what I am saying to you! You must be prepared at all times - put on the armour, the Good Lord has given you, to be able to fight (Ephesians 6) I am not the best at putting on my armour. I slack in that area sometimes. I know some people who will literally "put on their armour". They will go through the verses literally doing the motions as if they were putting on a real armour suit. I don't think that is such a bad idea. It shows Satan that you.mean.business!! I think I should start doing that myself! You know, going back to John 10:10 - the remainder of that verse tells us that HE is here to give us life & give it ABUNDANTLY! When you are in a situation where you feel forgotten, kind of like the road I am walking right now, you don't feel like you have much of a life at all, much less an abundant life. (I know this post kind of sounds like I am throwing myself a pity party &, whether you wanted to come or not, you were invited. HA!) That is really not what it is all about at all - sometimes it takes me just working out my feelings to get me to where I need to be - reminded of God's love for me! (John 3:16) Reminded of God's promises to me! Just look up the word 'promise' in your Bible concordance or go to biblegateway.com & search that word - see how many show up - see all of those people God made promises to in the Bible. He kept them, every one!!! Who am I to think HE won't keep the one's He has given me? I know He will - His Word does not return void (Isaiah 55:11). Man - He is one awesome God! Even though sometimes I can't see His hand at work, my circumstances seem to be inevitably devastating, He is always there - ALWAYS!!!! Even when I've felt forgotten!