Don’t Take The Bait, _______!

“For a righteous man falls seven times and rises again, but the wicked are overthrown by calamity. [Job 5:19; Ps. 34:19; 37:24; Mic. 7:8.]”

Proverbs 24:16 AMPC‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

There is no other way I would describe Tuesday’s walk and talk except for saying it was truly EXPLOSIVE! The Holy Spirit was SO powerful and hovering around Soultatos that I believe it lingered in my place afterwards. Justin prompted me to think Matthew 18:20 particularly. I’m paraphrasing, but basically the verse says where two or three agree on anything (in His will) and pray about it,  it will come to pass by our Father.

Because I have come to both know and trust team walk and talk where my growth is concerned, I firmly believe God has me in very good hands with this ministry. And speaking of growth, Justin used the word GROW for the four points in the talk. (G)o, (R)effect, (O)ppostion, (W)in. Thinking about the points he used, it started me down a very long rabbit hole (if you will) to reflect on how the enemy works.

I wrote a blog post titled “Studying Game Footage” last year on October 3, 2018. I know the enemy is relentless at his job and never takes days off. However, there are a plethora of scriptures in the bible (basic instructions before leaving earth -Lee Jailor) that suggest we handle our issues in a very different manner than the cumbersome job of the devil.

For example, some of the scriptures related to REST are as follows: Psalm 46:10, Matthew 11:28,  II Chronicles 20:15 and Exodus 33:14.

Now please do not misinterpret my meaning of REST in this case. I definitely don’t think of rest to mean “inactivity”. Rather, I interpret God as basically saying to us, “I got this” so be assured that no matter what you face, God is there with us. I have implemented a phrase that reminds me of His presence during the tough times. “Christ is in me, I am enough.” Repeating this phrase for as often as it takes is a form of encouragement to myself. I got this phrase from someone else, so please feel free to adopt it! That way, you’ll be much less likely to TAKE THE BAIT against the enemy.

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