Monday, 24 June 2019
Sometimes, we may find ourselves in difficult or confusing circumstances. To understand these events, God’s perspective is vital. We must never determine the truth of our situation by focusing on the circumstances. We cannot know the REALITY of any situation until we have HEARD FROM GOD.
When I encounter something that pricks or pokes my ‘flesh’ my response is usually an action to protect myself e.g. put on a defensive attitude. BUT, I’m learning that the BEST RESPONSE is to give the situation to God. I should be still and know that God is near. And He knows what is happening. I have always made the mistake of trying to ‘solve the problem’ with my own reasoning (flesh).
Dear Father God,
Please remind us that You are near. Yes! You are ALWAYS near. And YOU KNOW EVERYTHING that is going on. You already have a plan to solve all our problems.
All we need to do is STAND. Enlighten us with Your Word.
Finally, be strong in the Lord and in His mighty power. Put on the full armour 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 world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore put on the full armour 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. STAND firm then, with the belt of truth buckled 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 Spirit, which is the Word of God. 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 saints.
Dear Father God, I pray that whenever I open my mouth, words may be given me so that I will fearlessly make known the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in training. I pray that I may declare it fearlessly.
In Jesus name I pray.
Lam Yee Ling