Driving down to church was beautiful! Blue sky and bright sun highlighted the lovely landscape my God had painted. Rich reds, bright oranges, and brilliant golds stood out in perfect harmony with the brown earth tones. The mountains rose boldly creating an effective backdrop for the masterpiece. The lovely sounds of peace emanating from my radio finished the atmosphere of quiet joy.
When I arrived at church and entered into the prayer room, it felt like an spirit of evil had jumped onto my back making negative mush of my thoughts. I began praying, but evil influence was really strong; or perhaps I was weak from insufficient time spent with my Father. The day went on to be filled with temptations to withdraw from people and sink into a pit of negativity. I was feeling extremely tired, so I left and went home to sleep for 4 hours.
Yesterday was like a bad download on the computer. So this morning I was up and spending time in the Word with Holy Spirit. He always leads me down paths of righteousness where I find the truth. He showed me where the enemy has no right to attack me; he is the accuser of the brethren that was hurled out of heaven by Jesus.
Revelation 12:10 (NIV)
Then I heard a loud voice in heaven say:
“Now have come the salvation and the power
and the kingdom of our God,
and the authority of his Messiah.
For the accuser of our brothers and sisters,
who accuses them before our God day and night,
has been hurled down.
So I submitted myself to Holy Spirit’s cleansing power to wash off any deceptive thoughts that were trying to infiltrate my mind. Then I listened to the powerful Word He downloaded into me, setting my spirit on fire again! Praise You Holy One! More time spent in Your Presence and plenty of sleep will keep me securely under Your protection.
Have you had a day that feels like a bad download? What do you do?