Stream-of-consciousness thoughts on spirituality

As believers in Christ, we don’t fight for victory; we fight from victory. The battle is the Lord’s and He has overcome. The battle is won!

The moment we choose to rebel against what we know to be true is the very moment we open the door to demonic activity in our lives. Peter is a good example of this when he opposed Jesus’ going to Jerusalem and to the cross. If we are under attack, maybe the question to ask is, “What am I believing that is a lie?” or “What am I not believing and acting on that I know to be true?”

God doesn’t want all your activities and programs and to-do lists as much as He wants your heart. And that does not mean a still-beating heart on a silver platter. It means that God wants your heart surrendered to Him. He wants your affection, your emotions, your devotion. In essence, He wants you to fall in love with Him all over again like you did at the first. God is not mad at you or disappointed in you. He knows you better than anyone. He knew who you were and who you’d turn out to be when He created you. Nothing you do is a surprise to Him. But what He’s about to do in your life will be a great surprise to you (and better than anything you could have dreamed of). As I heard someone say, God will use you unless you choose not to be used.

Some of Satan’s modes of attack is accusation and condemnation. That you are not good enough. That you are not nearly up to the task He has called you to. Remember that God doesn’t call the equipped, but equips the called. He wants your availability, not your ability. Another mode of demonic attack is to divide and conquer, to get you isolated and vulnerable. If you are cutting yourself off from fellowship with other believers, beware. You are walking straight into the devil’s trap. But every story of deliverance starts with admitting that I am helpless and that I need Someone to come to my rescue. And God is in the business of rescuing.

God wants your heart. God wants your availability. Believe it or not, God wants you. God still wants me, after all I’ve done wrong and how I’ve often been a walking billboard of reasons not to believe. Rest in your Abba’s love for you. Wherever you are and wherever you’re headed, you can always turn around and come Home.

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2 thoughts on “Stream-of-consciousness thoughts on spirituality

  1. That divide and conquer aspect of Satan’s attack is devastating. I know Christians who’ve fallen for it with all sorts of excuses. To be sure, there’s a lot going on in The Church which can foster and encourage this division, but at the end of the day, the onus always rests on us, what we’ve done with what we’ve been given and believe.

    On one hand individualism and independence has been good for this nation and us as a people, but on the other hand, it encourages skewed interpretations and views of Scripture and our relationship with Christ and each other.

    Many Christians have/are forsaking fellowship, often with quite selfish and prideful reasons. Many that do “wake up” either fall for the emergent movement – which capitalizes on “me” or into some extremely errant or heretical denomination.

    Common excuses as to why Christians will not go to church run the list. Some are viable, most are not. I can understand not wanting to attend a very liberal Episcopalian church if it’s the only one in town. I can understand if work dominates. I can understand if you feel out of place. But, when there’s a will and a calling, there’s a way. We must be willing to stretch ourselves and make ourselves a little uncomfortable, because going to church isn’t necessarily about ourselves, it’s about glorifying and worshiping God first.

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