Time is short today.
Tomorrow morning, God willing, the doctor has scheduled to induce my labor and deliver baby Abigail Joy.
There is still so much to do.
Today is when people celebrate Halloween. I don’t recognize it as any holiday. Or dress up my younger kids. The roots of its festivities are very evil practices. Holiday means “holy day”. So there is a contradiction that for the last four years, I can’t reconcile.
*This is not a sermon for anyone who does not believe in Jesus Christ- I do not judge those outside the faith (1 Cor. 5:12)
The Word Of God always has the answer:
“If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth: But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.”
1 John 1:6-7 KJV
“And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.”
Ephesians 5:11 KJV
“And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you,”
2 Corinthians 6:16-17 KJV
“Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness.
Quench not the Spirit.
Prove all things; hold fast that which is good. Abstain from all appearance of evil. And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.”
1 Thessalonians 5:5, 19, 21-23 KJV
Please be in prayer. Be sober minded. Be aware that Satan is constantly looking for an opening in the fence to sneak through and destroy people and families, and take souls.
(And believe it, or not, the kingdom of darkness is very active on this occasion. )
Prayer is this: taking special time to get alone and seek God; “Lord, what is Your heart on this situation (or person, or goal, or dilemma, etc.)” “God, what are you saying in this?” “What is Your purpose?” “Show me how or if this is a part of Your plan.” “Help me to hear Your voice” “Lead me in a clear direction- what would You have me do?”
We lay our burdens down and release them to Him, we tell Him our fears, confess our wrongs and shortcomings to Him, and we listen. We are still. We wait. We trust. We search His Word, and finally, we believe it. Then He answers: this part is truly faith-building. So keep striving for revelation from His throne because He promises it to all who seek His face with a sincere heart. All things are in His control. But He gives every person the freedom to choose.
May God bless you today as you reach for His Truth, in Jesus name.