You are high and lifted up, so high! We praise You, most Holy God! Some feel You are so high they can’t see You at all; they cannot feel Your Presence, nor hear Your voice. Father, allow the marvel of Your love to enter into them. Put a seed of hope within them and send one of Your own to water it. Father, some see only their own ego, others~ bitterness over pain for which they blame You. Provide a way to bridge the gap Lord.
Dark gray sky looms above, a promise of storms ahead. The enemy is busy rallying its troops, shooting evil, laughing in derision. Can almost hear the raucous rumbling. You Lord are calling Your people to their knees to pray, creating a lighted path through the storms ahead. You are preparing Your armies as well.
Ephesians 6:10 In conclusion, be strong in the Lord
[be empowered through your union with Him];
draw your strength from Him [that strength which His boundless might provides].
11 Put on God’s whole armor [the armor of a heavy-armed soldier which God supplies],
that you may be able successfully
to stand up against [all] the strategies
and the deceits of the devil.
12 For we are not wrestling with flesh and blood [contending only with physical opponents],
but against the despotisms,
against the powers, against [the master spirits who are]
the world rulers of this present darkness,
against the spirit forces of wickedness in the heavenly (supernatural) sphere.
13 Therefore put on God’s complete armor, that you may be able to resist and stand your ground
on the evil day [of danger],
and, having done all [the crisis demands],
to stand [firmly in your place].
He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High
shall remain stable and fixed
under the shadow of the Almighty
[Whose power no foe can withstand].
2 I will say of the Lord, He is my Refuge and my Fortress,
my God; on Him I lean and rely,
and in Him I [confidently] trust!
3 For [then] He will deliver you from the snare of
the fowler and from the deadly pestilence.
Father, we know days of difficulty loom ahead like dark storm clouds rising over the mountains. But we have no fear, because we are Yours, and You have a plan for each of us, and You will care for us; however, that does not mean no suffering. We all must be praying for our children and grand children and teaching them about You and your love and Your power, Father.
Lord, in this growing wickedness we count on You to be our guide. Show us Your will. Bring Your supernatural power to strengthen us according to Your plan through the detours and roadblocks of each day.
Do you see the storm clouds gathering? Are you preparing? Have you read all of Ephesians 6?