Was still feeling pretty awful this morning, but I had to drag myself to church because I work the soup kitchen on Mondays. Can’t skip out on that because I made a commitment. I couldn’t hide my misery…never was good at that. The tears kept coming whenever someone would ask how I was so, after having a bunch of peeps praying over me, I feel a lot better! My countenance changed almost instantly. And to think I skipped church yesterday because I didn’t want to be around anyone.
I feel that God wants me to speak the truths of God’s word OUT LOUD. So, that’s what I am going to try extra hard to do. When I fall back into that dark pit the hardest thing for me is to open my mouth to speak. But that’s exactly what the enemy wants. If I could see into the spiritual realm I bet I would see demon hands trying to clamp my mouth shut. The word of God is POWER and we are in a spiritual battle. I will no longer stay silent in my darkest hours. I will fight this battle with the sword of the Spirit. It won’t be easy but Jesus never said this life would be easy. But He did give us the tools in which to fight off the enemy. So that is what I need to do and we will see if I fall back into that pit anytime soon……
10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. 11 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. 12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. 13 Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm. 14 Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, 15 and, as shoes for your feet, having put on the readiness given by the gospel of peace. 16 In all circumstances take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one; 17 and take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God, 18 praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints, 19 and also for me, that words may be given to me in opening my mouth boldly to proclaim the mystery of the gospel,20 for which I am an ambassador in chains, that I may declare it boldly, as I ought to speak.