Monday, February 10, 2014

After the Fast

The past couple of weeks have been draining. The two weeks have been filled with some decision-making, some conviction from the Holy Spirit, some repentance, some lies planted by the enemy, a little seasonal depression, & I kind of feel like I've been on an emotional roller coaster. Why? It's spiritual warfare, my friends.

PreacherHubs & I have been discussing the past couple of weeks & have recognized it once again. 
The last time we've discussed it in depth like we have now? This exact same time last year. We had just completed the Daniel Fast with FBC Vivian. I was going through such unrest in my heart & mind that I went to PreacherHubs & told him that I actually thought I needed medication. He was quick to help me discern the root of all of my confusion & unrest which led to this blog post. If you're taking the time to read this post, take 1 extra minute to read the post from last year. It's so eerily similar to my feelings lately that I almost want to repost it.

Did you read it?

Isn't it crazy?

We just had Disciple Now weekend a couple of weekends ago. God did an awesome work through that. We are seeing people saved and lives changed every week, Thank You, Sweet Father! We never want You to stop! Continue to show us Your Hand & Your Mighty Works!!

But intermingled with all of this goodness, there is also spiritual unrest. I would never betray the confidence of any of my precious friends, but let me just say that I know that I am not alone in my confusion & uneasiness. 

So what's the difference in last year and this year? First, I knew to expect it. Instead of me thinking I've lost it & am crazy & need medication, I was ready for Satan to try to steal my joy & peace. Second, I know how to combat it! Friend, get in the Word, talk with the Lord, & walk with Him each moment. Lift up every little thing that comes up during the day & allow your Precious Father to tend to it. Before you begin your day, put on your armor! (Pray Ephesians 6:10-18 for yourself & your family. Notice that each piece of armor is a defensive piece used to combat the enemy's schemes, except for the Bible. It is our offensive weapon/sword to use against the devil. Dig into the Word and find what verses best fit for your battle. Commit those to memory. They will be hidden in your heart & you will be in awe of how the Holy Spirit will bring them to your mind right when you need them most.)  Last, because I've been there, I know that JOY COMES IN THE MORNING! This time does not last forever. If you are seeking God about something specifically & just feel confused or uneasy, I urge you to continue to seek Him & persevere. Persevere, precious friends! "Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love Him." James 1:12 Trust the Lord to reveal that which You are seeking. You may not get your answer in the way you thought you would, at the time you thought you would get it, or it may not even be the answer you were expecting, but I urge you to trust the Lord. "Trust the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways, acknowledge Him & He will make your paths straight." Proverbs 3:5-6

Please know that you are not alone. You are not alone in your warfare. You have the Lord fighting for you & you have me praying for you. Just reason #898639237989 that I love being a part of the Body of Christ: intercessory prayer. Let's all pray for one another. "Confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working." James 5:16

Love y'all.


  1. Really needed to see this- and read the Word so thank you for sharing. The attacks come from everywhere and I know I can't survive the work day without "praying myself in" each morning. Sherri M.