Thursday, October 6, 2011

Day 699 of Giving Thanks

Exhaustion is word I really try not to use, but this morning as I rambled and moved about the house, I felt that daunting and ever-present, and unwanted guest in my body. As I prayed, I knew greatly that who dwells in me is greater than what is so unwanted. I am grateful that in the presence of the LORD, all is good. “Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.” ~Romans 12:21 (New International Version)

Still, quiet, listening… I am yours,” were the words that jumped out at me this morning as I absorbed the music, as the water washed over me, and I visualized it washing away what is unwanted, and giving my body life today. “HAVE MERCY upon me, O God, according to Your steadfast love; according to the multitude of Your tender mercy and loving-kindness blot out my transgressions.
“Wash me thoroughly [and repeatedly] from my iniquity and guilt and cleanse me and make me wholly pure from my sin!” ~Psalm 51:1-2 (Amplified Bible)

Our minds are very powerful, and sometimes in my “odd” way of reprogramming, I have had to look at descriptive words very differently – today, that word is exhaustion. There is a huge conflict at times, my mind and my attitude say, “Not today!” And, I suck it up and move on. There are other days, like today, my body answers with, “TODAY, let’s fight.” I was reminded that those are “fighting words”, “The LORD will fight for you, and you shall hold your peace.” ~Exodus 14:14 (NKJV)

There is no defeat with the LORD, even though there is fight in me that I have no control over – and that is definitely two-fold. God in me fights for me. He comes with a simple request. It’s a strength and an energy that comes from above, but is greatly within. “Trust in the Lord forever. For the Lord God is a Rock that lasts forever.” ~Isaiah 26:4 (New Living Version)

Today, there is nothing I can do, but to trust in what He does, and this is truly a better place to be–
Be forewarned and forearmed in your spiritual conflict “In conclusion be strong—not in yourselves but in the Lord, in the power of his boundless resource. Put on God’s complete armor so that you can successfully resist all the devil’s methods of attack. For our fight is not against any physical enemy: it is against organizations and powers that are spiritual. We are up against the unseen power that controls this dark world, and spiritual agents from the very headquarters of evil. Therefore you must wear the whole armor of God that you may be able to resist evil in its day of power, and that even when you have fought to a standstill you may still stand your ground. Take your stand then with truth as your belt, righteousness your breastplate, the Gospel of peace firmly on your feet, salvation as your helmet and in your hand the sword of the Spirit, the Word of God. Above all be sure you take faith as your shield, for it can quench every burning missile the enemy hurls at you. Pray at all times with every kind of spiritual prayer, keeping alert and persistent as you pray for all Christ’s men and women.” ~Ephesians 6:10-15 (J.B. Phillips New Testament)

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