Tuesday, November 27, 2018

The Great Assault

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

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