Psalm 91:1 (AMP) 91 He who [a]dwells in the shelter of the Most High Will remain secure and rest in the shadow of the Almighty [whose power no enemy can withstand].
We may be faced with daily battles thrown at us from the devil, but the devil is not greater than our God. We can let God fight our battles by developing the relationship with Him that Jesus died for us to have. Jesus did not die so we can have religion and go to church once a week but so we can have close personal relationship with Him. We can develop the habit of going to God each and every day and asking Him to lead our lives. We can develop the habit of including God in every single thing we do. We are to let God in on everything because God cares about everything in our lives. The closer our relationship with God the more powerful we become.
There are roadblocks the devil puts in our way that keeps us from developing a close personal relationship with God. One thing that gets in our way is work. We are all supposed to work but we do not want to glorify work and the material things it brings than we do our relationship with God. Most people want and like nice things but those nice things decay over time. There can be high cost for that immediate thrill of having nice things or praise from people because you do a nice job at work. We can even become addicted to work and pleasing others.
Luke 10:40-42 (AMP) 40 But Martha was very busy and distracted with all of her serving responsibilities; and she approached Him and said, “Lord, is it of no concern to You that my sister has left me to do the serving alone? Tell her to help me and do her part.” 41 But the Lord replied to her, “Martha, Martha, you are worried and bothered and anxious about so many things; 42 but only one thing is necessary, for Mary has chosen the good part [that which is to her advantage], which will not be taken away from her.”
If you feel like you are working all the time and are complaining about all of the work you are doing – you just may be out of balance. If you feel guilty when you are not working or say no, then you just may be out of balance in the subject of working. If you are addicted to work, it can take a long time to get out of this habit and get balance back into your life. When we work to get something, we are not getting our worth and value from God, but rather our performance.
1 Samuel 16:7 (AMP) 7 But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not look at his appearance or at the height of his stature, because I have rejected him. For the Lord sees not as man sees; for man looks [a]at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.”
If you would like to accept Jesus as your savior, and you are not quite sure how, it is as simple as saying a prayer to God letting Him know you are ready to accept Him into your life. Say this prayer if you would like to invite Jesus to live in your heart:
Father God, I love you and believe in you. I need you Lord and I am sorry for my sins and the way that I live. Lord, I want you in my life. I receive Jesus as my savior and Lord. I believe that Jesus died for me and rose from the dead. Lord take me as I am and make me the way you want me to be. God, thank you for saving me and being with me on my journey. I am looking forward to my journey with you Lord. I know you will equip me for my journey and I am glad I have you by my side as I walk this walk of Life. Thank you Lord, I love you. Amen