I used to be very superstitious. If a black cat crossed my path, I had to immediately turn and walk or DRIVE in the opposite direction; and also spit if I just saw one. If the broom brushed across my foot, whether by me or someone else, I had to spit on the broom. I didn t split polls and I dreaded cracking a mirror(compact) that I carried in my purse because I didn t want the years of bad luckthat were associated with all of the above. I believed in them to the point where I thought that I had bad luck and I may have brought much of the misfortune on myself because I believed so wholeheartedly. Now if I can believe and receive negativity into my life by the things not of God, how much more can I reap of the good things that he has promised by believing him for all of his promises? I am willing to take God at faith-value and open my heart to him and close my mind to foolishness that only put fear in to keep us at bay… If we would only put the time and energy into the things of God, what could we accomplish to his glory and for his will? I am determined to find out!
“The spirit of a man will sustain his infirmity; but a wounded spirit, who can bear?” (Proverbs 18:14)
In other words… “You’re a sitting duck!” “The enemy goes to and fro, as a roaring lion seeking whom he may devour” Even the king of the jungle, the lion will attack a wounded animal more so than he would the one that’s swift and agile; it only makes sense.
They tell women who are shopping or out in the street alone to at least look like she would put up a fight and at least tussle with her assailant.
The hunter seeks the one who will be able to put up less of a fight; the abused, the heartbroken, the weak, disenfranchised and the fragile. Our wounds are a homing system and GPS tracking device right to where we need to be attacked (Aim and shoot here!) – It’s a duck call – In a manner of speaking… And we get drawn out of the covering and hedges of God, by a voice imitation.
“If it looks like a duck and quacks like a duck, it might be the enemy lurking”. God says that we are His sheep and we know His voice and another we will not follow. Blind and dumb but blessed and highly favored, because we have The Good Shepherd.
We are up against dynastic rule, a dynasty that’s sole purpose is to seek and destroy; and only God, “The Balm of Gilead” can cover those festering wounds in order to not leaving you a sitting duck for the enemy.
“But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement for our peace was upon Him, And by His stripes we are healed.” (Isaiah 53:5)
Allow Jesus Christ to be the Savior you need Him to be.
The doctor says that you have to fast in order to get your MRI or Upper or Lower GI done and you do it begrudgingly, but in order to rule out anything that may be negative or detrimental to your health, you grit it out and bear the emptying out of yourself.
Now Jesus tells you “Howbeit this kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting” (Matthew 17:21), but now it don’t take all of that.
It may only be conjecture on my part, however, I would say that if despair and hopelessness goes out, then peace and blessings come in – Safe to assume the door swings both ways?
No wonder He said, “And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you.” (Matthew 17:20)
God is asking, “Won’t you empty yourself for me, and for your own soul and spirit well-being?”
Some get distraught when the Pastor issues a corporate fast and some become downright furious. Depending on the level of fight you have inside of you and the battle that you are facing, will determine whether or not you will head the diagnosis of The Great Physician, and receive the prognosis of how best to live a healthy life.
“Ask any racer. Any real racer. It don’t matter if you win (life) by an inch or a mile. Winning’s winning.”