We had an interesting sermon at church yesterday. Pastor Tammy reminded us that we are growing wiser; we seek revival and God is indeed moving in the hearts of His people. When we grow in the LORD, who else notices that growth? That's right. The enemy.
He is not concerned with the Christian stuck. When we are being stretched and growing in God's Grace and Holy Spirit fire; these are the times when the enemy shudders. These are the times when he does his darnest to get us off track, to get us to take our eyes off of God and the work He has for us to do, and focus on the landslide blocking our path.
The enemy doesn't give a second thought to us, once he has gotten us to look away from our goal.
The enemy of our souls will rape and beat us, and leave us broken and bleeding by the side of the road.
I've been there. I've heard him laughing as he walked away.
(The enemy would like you to think that's the end of the story.)
Jesus is there to pick you up, apply balm to your wounds and help you back to your feet. As you turn to face Jesus, your eyes full of fear(will He be mad at me?)/hope(will He forgive me?)/regret(i'm sorry LORD)/wonder(Oh LORD...i have no words...)/(insert your emotion here)
You see His eyes are filled with love.
You search...yes, only Love--for you.
This is why I pray.