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Today, we live in a world of chaos; distractions are everywhere we turn. These distractions take us far from where we need to be and that’s having a close intimate relationship with Jesus Christ. We get caught up with our daily lives; the hostility and anger we receive when driving our cars in traffic from other drivers, the resentment we feel at work which can range from not feeling appreciated at work, feeling bullied at work, stressed out, overwhelmed, and then going home to take care of our families and all the stress that comes with that. Raising a family is a full time job in itself. So, at the end of the day when do we have time for ourselves and more importantly how much time do we have for Jesus?
Being a Christian doesn’t mean every day will be like running in a field of daises and life would just be rainbows and sunshine, and of course its not. It is much like a course though; you will have your good days and your bad days and if we put Jesus first as a top priority then…. he will fight our battles for us. He will not only protect us but he will guide us so that no matter what life throws at us….we will be able to handle it. Jesus can turn any situation from bad to good. Which is why prayer is so important.
I woke up this morning with a heavy heart. I was feeling defeated and tired. I had been on vacations away from work during Thanksgiving week ( a whole week). Here it is Friday morning, and my first thought and emotion was uhhhh……I don’t want to go back to work on Monday. All of a sudden I felt anxiety, worry, stress but then, I thought about it. Where is it really coming from? I sat and thought about it for a second, well the answer lied within in me…it came from the devil…..because the truth is when I am praying and reading the bible daily, I feel on top of the world, untouchable, somehow I end up having not good days but great days. However, when I stray away from God, lose focus, don’t dedicate my time to Jesus….watch out… its like one problem after another and that the reality of what I’m trying to say is, we can make up every excuse why we don’t have time to read the bible, pray, or go to church but at the end of the day the only person we hurt are ourselves. The further we astray from God, the closer the devil tries to slither his evil ways into our lives.
So we have to start making changes. We have to start making Jesus a priority in our daily lives. It may mean we have to get up a little bit earlier, before work and carve out some time, make a routine of praying and reading the bible before we go to work. I am not a morning person but life is complicated, I know I need Jesus .So lets all take the challenge and read the bible and pray not at the end of our day or middle of our day or after we had our coffee, cleaned the house, ran errands, or whatever it may be but the very first thing we do after we wake up. Here is a scripture to remember that is so true and meaningful….lets meditate on it an apply it to our daily lives and remember, if we have Jesus to protect us, who can stand against us?
Finally be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities against the powers of this dark work and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefor put on the full armor of God, so when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckle around your waist with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the spit, which is the word of God.
Thank you for taking the time to read my blog, I am a philanthropist, Christian, mommy of seven, and a social worker by profession and I wish everyone a happy, meaningful, spirit filled life. God Bless.