...A Prayerful Discovery
First of all, Dearest Lord; I hear the urgent invitation for us to come to You. For us to come humbly seeking, receiving Your help, knowing that it is not our own rightness that gets us this audience, but Your compassion. It is not that we deserve it, but that You desire it enough to send Yeshua to our rescue, that we merit this audience!
Then I am hearing that You will drive out our enemies, be they physical or spiritual! But again I am reminded that it is Your compassion for all and Your righteous judgment of their evil, not our own accomplishments or righteousness, that You do this for us!
In the beginning, and through to the end, it is about Your Glory! We dare not forget that for one minute - but we do! You are all in all! We are mere servants. Albeit, we tend to quickly become spoiled, self-serving, servants - majorly missing the mark of becoming selfless ones seeking only to bring You Glory! We tend to truly be endowed with an innate sense of entitlement. We live, think, talk and act, as though we deserve better, as though we deserve the best! And oh - how quickly we can become corrupted by the Blessing!
In Your wisdom You attempt to supply the necessary afflictions - in whatever degree is necessary - that will keep us humble enough to receive Your blessing, without becoming corrupted by it! But it seems such an uphill fight! In the moments of spiritual awareness afforded me, by an almost constant interaction with Your Spirit, I am amazed by Your consistent, patient, endless compassion for us, in the face of our ignorant rebellious ways! Sometimes that ignorance is selective, meaning that we choose to be ignorant, rather than face our responsibilities! Sometimes it is just the human default, our fallen lower nature, that we allow to take precedence over our redeemed spirits.
We, being so affectionately attached to our lower natures, tend to fight this process - of gaining humility through properly receiving and utilizing affliction - tooth and nail! We really seem to have a difficult time holding on to the idea that You are Sovereign, and that, therefore, You know what is better for us than we do! Why is that? Why is it so very hard for us to really grasp Your infinite love for us? To be able to acknowledge Your supreme wisdom over the events of our lives? To release control of our lives to You, for our own good?
As I seek to navigate this flesh obstructed realm, Holy Spirit of Elohim, please enlighten me to Your plans, Your work, Your redemptive sovereignty. Give me the wisdom I need to truly celebrate the God who gives and the God who takes away! Let me be a living witness to Your goodness, grace, mercy and blessing! Let me be a proven vessel, which blessing can not corrupt, and warfare can not defeat!