Good morning my warrior sisters-
Do you ever wonder why people let us down so much? I do. I wonder why I let people down and then I wonder why humans let God down? If that's not enough I sometimes feel disappointment in the world at large. Do you?
As I've spent the last few days reflecting on Jesus' birth, I've come to realize that the only human who didn't let someone down is Jesus. He saved a woman from being stoned, He healed the sick and misfits; He produced miracles and He raised His best friend from death. We live in a time when we need Jesus to do the same for all of us.
Although I wish I hadn't let anyone down, I have. And when I spend time pondering my life, I realize I've let Jesus down too and that's so frustrating. I want to do His will always but life creeps in and routines are hard to break. In 2018, I must break the patterns with His help. I must challenge myself and others and I must not fear letting people down.
In this life we have free will. Free will to choose Jesus over money. Free will to choose others over ourselves. Free will to love our enemies and free will to seek God first. What does it mean?
I believe God gave us free will to choose Him because, like us, He wanted His children to seek Him, believe Him and trust Him all on our own. I think that if we choose Him we will see things change and mountains will move.
In 2018, I will be calling on His chosen warriors to seek Him and join me in what I believe will be the most important spiritual journey of our lives. The journey will consist of prayer and believing in the unseen. We will need the full armor of God and we will rely on Him alone to command our thoughts and our prayers.
We will choose Him daily and ask our Father to lead our prayer lives. I have wasted time, I have let people down and I have let Jesus down. It is time for us to band together and pray. Each week I will be petitioning the holy spirit. I will ask Him and those that are brave enough will pray with me. I am only one voice in a vast world but I believe the call is now. What we've seen in 2017 is only a glimpse into what will come. Let's not let Him down. Will you be with me? Pray about it my sisters for the journey will be long and the promise great.
Ephesians 6:10-18 10Finally, be strong in the LORD and in his mighty power. 11Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil's schemes. 12For 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. 13Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. 14Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, 15and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. 16In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. 18And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the LORD's people.