Happy Monday Friends
He is with you.
Ok.. that was not what I had planned, so maybe we all just needed the reminder.
I am doing a lent study through http://www.shereadstruth.com that has been a real joy. Today one of the sentences struck me deeply. The enemy has nothing of worth to offer a soul filled with the truth of God’s word.
Whew. That is a powerful statement and full of such truth. When Satan visited Jesus in the desert in Matthew 4, Jesus didn’t eat his deception like Eve did in the garden. Instead Jesus defeated Him with the truth. He recognized the enemy had nothing of worth to offer.
The enemy has nothing of worth to offer me or you.
John 10:10 Jesus= life Satan= Father of lies.
This weekend was filled with such joy for me as I had the honor of speaking to the precious ladies at First United Methodist of Sweetwater. I just felt so alive speaking to them — and I felt so strongly their hearts to live alive for Christ.
Especially because they braved snow and ice (and us in the south we don’t know what to do in that stuff) to come.
I cried through almost every praise song (and I am not a crier) because I felt the Spirit at work (and they were awesome)
I got up and opened my mouth and felt the Spirit speak.
I used to think I “worked for God”. Ministry gets scary and hard sometimes (oftentimes). It’s scary to be vunerable and teach God’s treasures that He has given you. I can easily fall prey to trap that work = worth.
That lie of the enemy has nothing of worth to offer me.
The truth is I don’t need to work for Jesus, I get to WALK with Jesus in His work.
I am so grateful for the Sacred moments He gave me with those ladies in Sweetwater this weekend.
I am grateful for the normal moments He will give me this week as I wash dishes and laundry, meet a friend for coffee, and work on my newest writing project.
Walking with Jesus and you into this week