Welcome to Day 9!
If I told you that these last nine days have been easy I’d be lying. They’ve been HARD. On the first day I found out that my father could have pancreatic cancer. My MS acted up. My husband’s job has been increasingly difficult. Our cat died. My father in law’s nephew had a serious car crash… I could go on. In fact, when I sat down to think about it I remember my editor Karen telling me when we were trying to get Radically Red ready that thing after thing was coming at us. Something just didn’t want us to get this book done.
But we pushed through and here we are.
And to think we are just tiny little specks of somebodies bringing the Words of Jesus. Now imagine actually BEING Jesus! I can’t imagine. Before He would take our sins upon Himself and reconcile us to God He would be met in the wilderness by Satan. Temptation and hardship of every kind. “Away from Me, Satan!” Jesus called. And Satan had to obey.
Satan wants you to think he’s so big and mighty and powerful – but the truth is this – he trembles at the feet of Jesus – the name of the Lord is a strong shield against strongholds – every. single. one. But the closer we become to God the more the devil likes to stir up trouble. He cannot snatch us from His hand but if the devil can take our eyes off Jesus he can rest a little easier. If he can silence you and me he can continue to destroy lives.
I assure you. If Satan is pursuing you it’s because you scare the living horns off of him. Anyone with Christ in his heart does. When the red guy rears his ugly head. Don’t fear. Just pull out the red words. “Away from me, Satan!” He has to listen.
DAILY DARE: Today speak our red words for the day aloud. Ask God to keep the devil away and help you continue the work He has begun in you.
*Have you ever been called to do something and noticed that suddenly the sky just opened up on you? How did you handle it?