Take Your Time ~ In His Word


 Take  Your Time ~In His Word 10-30-2023

Have you never heard? Have you never understood? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of all the earth. He never grows weak or weary. No one can measure the depths of his understanding. Isaiah 40:28 NLT

This time of the year can be tiring. There are events happening, parties for the kids, and yet we pick up our feet and keep on going. These days people are decorating for everything too. So ,we put it out for one month then remove it and put it up for a different theme around our homes and out of doors, I often wonder where people put everything when its not the season for that?

This thought may be a rabbit trail, but it brings me to the things we learn at Bible Study groups, or in service at our local church; where do we put the thing we learn each time we gather? Do we use the lessons in our daily lives? Are we really applying the truth to what we walk through every day? It is really important to gather the Words glean from the speaker, teacher, preachers and apply it to our lives. Read your Bible daily, prayer and be prepared for what happens spiritually even when we cannot always be prepared physically. Stuff happens. We have to be ready to do the battle as it comes, otherwise we could say or do the wrong thing in the heat of the moment.

Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. Ephesians 6:10-12nkjv

For shoes, put on the peace that comes from the Good News so that you will be fully prepared.  In addition to all of these, hold up the shield of faith to stop the fiery arrows of the devil. Put on salvation as your helmet, and take the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. Ephesians 6:15-17 nkjv

Do we put on our shield of faith and protect ourselves against the wiles of the devil? Do we know what that means?

When we allow ourselves to slip back into a habit of relaxed Christianity we can find ourselves stumbling and maybe even falling. The real reason is that we let our guard down. We are not cautious but live life as if we have it all set and planned. The thing is we live in a world full of Satan’s cronies who would love to cause us to stumble and fall.

I think it’s like the carpets that line doorways for me. If I rush in not thinking about the carpet or mat that someone has placed there to give us a cautious moment, to keep us safe. The problem I have is I forget to look where I am walking, and I rush thorough the door to the next place I want to be. Often times I catch my foot and fall. I am working on that!

Once I realized that it was a stumbling spot for me, I decided to slow down, and pay attention to where I am walking.  It helps!  But occasionally I forget and rush through causing another stumble.  So, what can I do?

Focus on the right thing! Slow down and pay attention!

This can relate to our Christian life; focus on the Word, the Lord, and His guidance. Pay attention to the teachers and preachers and apply the Word taught to our lives. Then we will be prepared and ready to prevent stumbles. We will walk in truth, in hope and in peace. Trusting God to direct our spiritual feet to not slip up!

Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. Colossians 3:2 niv


This week let’s keep our eyes on things above, lets put on our armor and be sure we are protected and then walk prepared for what the enemy tosses in front of us. Gear up and be strong, In His Word, and In Jesus’ name.

Teresa Wilson