Here in PA, we are expected to hover in the high 90’s all week. In this region, that temperature comes with a damp, rank humidity. On a walk yesterday morning at 8:30am, taking deep breaths seemed counterproductive. I observed birds, sluggishly flying as if their wings absorbed the moisture in the air.
You can imagine then at 8:00pm the atmosphere was not much different.
Even still, I chose to leave our overworked airconditioner and step out onto our front porch. It’s where I can best see His sky from our home.
God brought this verse to mind:
The Lord will guide you always; He will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame. You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail (Isaiah 58:11).
Thank you, Holy Spirit for Your wisdom and reassurance.
Yes, He knew I had struggled the past couple days. I am taking a class on theory and history of the Churches of God.
The devil has been whispering such things You don’t know enough. You don’t belong.
In the heat, the lies suspended in air have hung around, threatening the peace He has given me within.
During Saturday’s class, I walked around the church on a break. The ground is literally burnt:
Not in this field, but I walked onto the grass nearer to the church. I heard crunch beneath my feet.
If I did not seek God for solace, if I did not bring my woes to Him, then I would have allowed the devil an opening.
I thank God I can recognize the lies of the enemy who point me to spiritual dryness.
When He gives us eyes to see the deceit, we can plant our feet in the dryest of ground, receiving His living water into our cup … not just for us … in the overflow share with others who are thirsty.
Your people will rebuild the ancient ruins and will raise up the age-old foundations; you will be called Repairer of Broken Walls, Restorer of Streets with Dwellings (Isaiah 58:12).
Don’t let the enemy convince you have or are nothing.
For, you belong to Christ Jesus whose promise is full:
The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly (John 10:10).
Good morning, welcome to a new day in Him and to this message He gave me last evening.
I welcome your thoughts.
If you need prayer, I am here for you.
May God strengthen you in the substance of His Word,
Love in Christ,