Daily Reading: Ephesians 6: 13-18 13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;
This morning I could hear the worlds of Donnie McClerkin’s song Stand playing in my heart. I love when the Holy Spirit speaks to me through song. In my life when this has occurred it has several meanings. First it is a warning to be on guard. The Holy Ghost is not reminding us to stand unless there is something on the horizon that can/will try to make us fall. For me it just raises my awareness to watch my step, watch those that are around me and to strengthen my borders so to speak. Secondly those times are also encouragement that whatever is on the horizon that I am not alone in it. God is with me every step of the way. In fact, God has already handled it, but I just have to walk through it. I love how God always sends us a comforter in the form of the Holy Spirit. He lead, guides, prepares and directs us, when we are willing to listen.
There is a part of the song when Donnie sings “you’ve prayed and you’ve cried, you’ve prayed and cried. I was in that season for eighteen months or more. And I had to just stand. I had to take my lumps. I had to weather the storm. I had to sit on my hands. I had to keep my mouth shut. I had to just take it. I am a better woman because of it. I learned a lot about myself in the process. I certainly learned more about God in that season. I learned that He really is a keeper, a heart-fixer and a mind -regulator. He did all those things for me in that season of tears.
If you’ve found yourself in a stand season. Just stand. However, while you are standing fortify yourself. Read more of the Bible, get in a quiet place and ask God to open up His Word so that you may understand it. Then write down what He says, those will be the words that will carry you through. So after you’ve done all to stand. You just stand!
~~ Now get out there & Let your light shine. The World is a mighty dark place.
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