The devil and me we do agree; I hate him and he hates me! All my sins are washed away, I've been redeemed!
A funny thing happened on the way to me becoming a blogger. I stirred up the devil and now he's after me. He beats me with the very words that I type.
First, let me tell you an absolute truth or two from the Word of God.
1. God is omniscient!
"O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out!" ~Romans 11:33
"For he looketh to the ends of the earth, and seeth under the whole heaven". ~Job 28:24
Omniscience means He is all knowing. God knows everything. EVERYTHING! It is such an amazing and powerful truth. Everything about me. My heart. My intentions. My very thoughts! He knows my past, my present, and my future. What is hidden from my sight is known by God. He knows when I lose a hair off of my head, and how many are left. But the part I want to focus on today is about how He knows my thoughts.
"O lord, thou hast searched me, and known me. Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising, thou understandest my thought afar off. Thou compassest my path and my lying down, and art acquainted with all my ways. For there is not a word in my tongue, but, lo, O Lord, thou knowest it altogether. " ~Psalm 139:1-4
My thoughts. Known to just me and Him and nobody else. The only way that anyone else can know my thoughts is for me to share them. Which is what I do in this blog. Share my thoughts.
Which brings us to the second absolute truth from the Word of God.
2. The devil is the prince of the power of the air.
"Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience". ~ Ephesians 2:2
Satan is very powerful and only God Himself knows why he has been allowed the influence that he has here on earth. But I know that it is true. The devil has great power. We are not going to do a study here on satan, but the Bible tells us he is free to wander to and fro here on earth, and that he has access to the presence of God. He stands as our great accuser. He is the enemy of Christ as well as all of His redeemed.
He is the prince of the power of the air. Satan cannot know my thoughts. Only God can and does. But when I share them, whether I say them or write them, the devil has full access. I release my thoughts out of my mind, where they had been just between God and me, out into this world, where the devil sees and hears them. And he's not too pleased with me these days.
Don't get me wrong. I never want the devil to be happy with me. The words to that children's song are true. I hate him and he hates me. And you know I don't use that hate-word lightly. But with my thoughts becoming spoken words, satan has another tool to use against me. The very words of the truths on my heart concerning the God whom I love.
And so, I fight a new battle. Well, same old battle, just amped up a few notches. The devil takes my words, and beats me with them.
For example, I spoke in the blog post about disappointment about my drive-thru order not being right. I don't think that I've one time gone through a drive-thru since the day I penned those words and gotten what I ordered. Not once. Lol! Not a big deal. Just a silly illustration.
But the spiritual ones hurt. Like when I wrote about scheming here, and then quickly found myself doing just that. Failure. Quick rebuke and repentance, but I can tell you this. It's tough. The devil is on me like white on rice. And I give him the ammunition. By releasing my thoughts that used to be just between me and the Lord. Now printed on this page, for all to see. Even satan.
This is just my personal struggle. God's got this. I am protected under His wing. I know how to run to Him. But I can tell you this. Satan is not my friend. I write on, regardless. Because God tells me to. But I covet your prayer.
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