Tuesday, July 1, 2008

very tired today

Hello all. I was reading one of my online Bible readings that I get via e-mail and I came across this article. I thought it applied to me right now because I have been fighting keeping negative and hopeless feelings out of my head. Sometimes I win and sometimes i lose. Today I am having trouble breathing. I think it has to do with overwhelming stress. If it doesn't stop, I will call the doctor. I wish I would get this under control.

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Do I need to fear the devil's intrusion?

"But if I am casting out demons by the power of God, then the Kingdom of God has arrived among you. For when Satan, who is completely armed, guards his palace, it is safe—until someone who is stronger attacks and overpowers  him, strips him of his weapons, and carries off his belongings."

Luke 11:20-22 NLT

The Stronger Man

Do not be misled: Satan is strong in power and cunning. He has laid low some of God's choicest servants because they underestimated him and overestimated themselves. Even Samson with all his strength was no match for Satan. Nor was Solomon with all his wisdom.

So how can you keep the devil and his buddies out of your "house"? A man stronger than the one who controls you must deliver you. Only one qualifies as stronger than Satan: Jesus Christ.

I want to make it clear that genuine Christians need not fear being possessed or controlled by demons; Jesus is not into a time-sharing program with Satan. The Bible tells us, "He who has been born of God keeps himself, and the wicked one does not touch him." (1 John 5:18)

Oh, Satan may knock on the doors and rattle the windows. He may threaten to "huff and puff and blow the house down." But he cannot enter because someone stronger has taken up residence. "Greater is He that is in you, than he that is in the world." (1 John 4:4 KJV)--------------------------------------------------------

I hope all is well for everyone. I hope everyone sleeps better tonight. I have noticed that alot of my online friends did not sleep very well last night. I didn't go to bed until 7:30 and then had to get up at 10:30. I am beat beyond all recognition.

 

3 comments:

luvrte66 said...

I hope you can get some better sleep tonight, Christine. I know that when I'm exhausted, everything seems to hit me harder and affect me more. Take care.

Hugs,
Beth

ceilisundancer said...

Please, dear Lord, keep a hedge of thorns around her; Protect her from evil.  In Christ's name.

Having difficulty breathing can be due to so many things, and you appear to be anxious with your level of stress, i.e., my un-medical knowledge guess is that you could be right.  Presumably you're breathing more easily now?

bojgill4375 said...

Christine... do not dwell upon the devil.  The more you do the more time you give him. He deals enough with us already. lol Praying for you. Hugs, Janie