Why is it that when I keep getting closer to the Lord, the old slew foot, the devil tries his hardest to knock me down? I feel like I am getting assaulted at times. I mean a full on attack. I am not whining. I am not complaining. It sounds like it. Sometimes I can be my own worst enemy, my use of time, my wandering thoughts, and my devotion to the wrong things at times.
When I went to outreach training in August, the attacks really began. My time management became a major issue. The distractions increased. It was clear that my need for prayer and being in the Word was critical. I was about to change some things in my life that would bring me closer to the Lord by obeying the Great Commission even more. However, I forgot something of great importance.
Matthew 28:20: "And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age." The end of Matthew's Gospel has such great significance. I recently heard the term "Great Commission DNA" and that these words from Jesus are a part of my DNA. Part of who I am. Part of what I do. It's in my soul. It's in my heart.
I need to remind myself everyday of this truth. Multiple times a day. It's such a wonderful verse, why wouldn't I want to share it with others. I can stand up to these assaults. I can strengthen my faith through them because Jesus is with me ALWAYS!
God Bless, Pastor Brian