2 Corinthians 5:7-(amp)
"For we walk by faith [we regulate our lives and conduct ourselves by our conviction or belief respecting man's relationship to God and divine things, with trust and holy fervor; thus we walk] not by sight or appearance."
Good Morning guys,
So I am up VERY EARLY then what I am used to, it is about 4am and I'm usually up about 5 or 530 to spend time with the lord. I have to admit though that I sometimes just roll over and go back to sleep because I get soo tired that I want more sleep and for me I have to repent and ask for God's forgiveness. When I spend time with the lord, its like exercising, the more I do it the better I feel, the more times I get up and spend time with God, I have less attitudes, less unnecessary arguments with my husband, less irritated with my kids, Im just being honest with myself and with you guys, Im trying to better myself and being honest is the first step to deliverance.
I know during this time I have walked with Jesus now during this journey I have realized that spending time with God or making that sacrifice is hard at times, because it goes against the norm of what this day and age tell you. It has been my experience that waking up to go exercise was more easier then spending time with God, I would have my time with the lord but rush and then go work out for a little over an hour and God had to let me know what is more important ME or exercising? That was a no brainer because I felt like I was getting everything done, Spiritually, health wise, but where was my priorities?!
Spending time with God brings me peace in situations that I feel I can't figure out, I have joy even when things seem hard. I want that joy that no one can take away from me, or that peace that surpass all understanding in my heart when situations come up, and THEY WILL! At times it can be difficult to make that time to spend with GOD, to make it constant, because it goes against everything you see around you today, It may even appear that you are doing nothing but actually in the spiritual, you are waging war, not with the weapons physically but the heavenly weapons, which have divine power to demolish strongholds in your life. Really spending time with God is life or death because you get instructions, guidance, encouragement when you live close to God EVERYDAY! Its more life threatening (which means: to hang over dangerously) then not exercising!
So this morning I want to encourage you to take the time to make spending time with God a constant strategy (which means: A plan of action designed to achieve a vision. It derives from the Greek (strategia), "office of general, command, generalship") plan in doing the things God (The Command or General) has called you to do in your life and in your walk with HIM!
2 Corinthians 10:4:
"For the weapons of our warfare are not physical [weapons of flesh and blood], but they are mighty before God for the overthrow and destruction of strongholds..."