We have had a revealing summer. Kind of like getting a family report card, and we really needed a tutor. A spiritual tutor.
So Glad we have the Holy Spirit to teach us. What I want to share is how He does it on a small, day-by-day basis.
We will have a huge blow up. “Stop talking to each other like that.” “What’s the matter with you?” “You know better, now act like it.”
And then we all walk away a little sick in our hearts. Not because of the failure, which stinks, but because of the repetition. I want them to get the message, and change the behavior. Yet we keep repeating the same issue.
But do I think the same thing with myself and God? “I already told you Jana. Now stop it. You know better, now act like it.” God rarely talks like that to me.
What He does is call me to the righteousness within me. He reminds me of who I really am. He pours courage in, and washes sin out.
And He continues to teach, and teach, and teach.
Guess what Charis’s memory verse has been these past two weeks (Is God smart or what?):
Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand.
Ephesians 6 10-13
Holy Spirit, thank You for always teaching us truth. And teach us to pray for each other and to not fight against our loved ones, our own flesh and blood. But strengthen us to stand against the evil one. Thank you Lord. Amen.