Haven’t made any post recently other than verses that God has placed on my heart. I’ve really only limited to my other words to my journal and a select group of people. And that may be good for a season b/c it allowed me to have some really quiet, intimate time with Him. But as I shared with a brother earlier, I’ve really been feeling a tugging in my spirit to longer stay quiet. To speak up and use the platform that God has given me. In this time I feel like He’s really been equipping me with the neccessary tools and maturing me. We are in battles daily against the devil and our flesh, but there is something much bigger approaching us that we must get ready for. And we need to lean on God more for wisdom, strength, peace and discernment against what’s to come. And Paul says it no better in Ephesians 6:10-18,
10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on the full armor of God,so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. 12 For 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.13 Therefore 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. 14 Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, 15 and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. 16 In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17 Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. 18 And 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.
We must all be ready. The day is coming! And my plea and challenge to all of us is to step up and step out of our comfort zones and be willing to share the good news! And be the light that we are called to be. May God be with you all. With love and grace. -Alan