It is that time of year again . . . where DOES the time go?!
Honestly, I feel like the older I get the faster time FLIES by . . . and, most people I’ve shared that with tend to agree. Oh, for carefree days when we were still kids ‘feeling’ like time would never get us to our teens . . . then complaining all through high school about how long it got for us to turn 18, then 21 . . . I think you understand.
There hardly seems to be enough hours in the day to adequately accomplish all the things you have on your list, whether a mental list or a physical list . . . the list seems to grow and take on its own personality, pushing us harder, while the days continue to get shorter and shorter and shorter.
This weekend, we get to turn our clocks back one hour – YEAH! – we get to sleep an extra hour – YEAH! . . . but, the results are shorter daylight hours . . . ergo . . . time continues to fly by!
Okay . . . so we have to gather our wits about us and plan ahead to be able to continue to strive towards reaching our goals. Not just in the natural – but in the spiritual as well.
You see, satan KNOWS his time is also fleeting . . . you can tell by the panic he is trying to put on people all over the world . . . wars, rumors of war, all the while cries for “peace, peace” are heard . . . natural disasters escalating beyond our wildest imaginations, food and water shortages, economic issues – I could go on and on, but we all hear the news, so it is not necessary.
One thing we must KNOW AND UNDERSTAND . . . satan has NO authority whatsoever! He IS defeated – a long time ago, Christ defeated him and regained ALL authority. So, since Jesus Christ has ALL that leaves satan with NOTHING but ‘hot air’. It is people who by reacting to what he throws our way, by speaking words of anguish, fear and/or defeat that give the appearance of his having power! We need to WAKE UP!
The second thing we must KNOW AND UNDERSTAND . . . is this . . . Jesus has given us – you and me, all believers – His authority. What authority is that? ALL . . . we are His ambassadors, His disciples, His apostles . . . we represent Him. He fought the fight, He won the war, He now has commissioned US to enforce His FINISHED work!
Yes, time is absolutely flying by . . . and there is not a whole lot of it left, in the natural. Things are tough, yes, but we ARE victorious. We CAN accomplish ALL that He has asked us to do . . . Instead of allowing panic, worry, concern, doubt, fear, apprehension, etc. to rise up and overtake us . . . we must make the decision to stand strong in our faith – go forward through His strength and overcome through His power!
I’m learning to welcome the shortened days . . . it brings me greater anticipation of our eternity . . . I declare, by faith, I WILL complete the race in VICTORY – the devil simply has to get out of my way and back under my feet where he belongs! I serve the Almighty Elohim, Maker of heaven and earth – my Lord and Master is Jesus Christ, the Lion of Judah, Captain of Hosts, THE Victorious King. I feel privileged to live in this time . . . working for Him, allowing Him to work through me by Holy Spirit and awaiting His soon return!
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