My first thought was “I’m not going to church, I don’t have nothing to wear”. Ooooh the enemy tried it, but immediately the spirit of God rose up and sent me the thought “what does what you wear have to do with anything”? Ok ok ok ok I get it.
I searched for a scripture to help me and this was brought to my remembrance:
“We must hold on to the hope we have, never hesitating to tell people about it. We can trust God to do what he promised. We should think about each other to see how we can encourage each other to show love and do good works. We must not quit meeting together, as some are doing. No, we need to keep on encouraging each other. This becomes more and more important as you see the Day getting closer.”
Hebrews 10:23-25 ERV
I can’t encourage my brothers and sisters if I choose to allow something like what to wear to church stop me from attending. Realistically I have too many clothes which is why I get frustrated, not because I have too little. I’m worried about the wrong thing and the very second an outfit takes more focus than my soul I am out of order.
I repented immediately because God has been too good to me, he has carried when I couldn’t walk, he has fed me when there was no food, he has held me while I cried and changed my sad days to gladness. I would be an entire fool if I didn’t wake up ready to serve him in any way I could.
This is about me today, the enemy really tried it.
Imagine if I didn’t have any word in me to rebuke that spirit that tried to make me stay home; I would have climbed right back in my bed and watched tv or read a book. I would have forsaken a mighty word that could sustain me when the enemy attacks. If I had stayed in bed I would have allowed the enemy a way into my heart. But God!
The Holy Spirit will do what no other power can do.:
“Also, the Spirit helps us. We are very weak, but the Spirit helps us with our weakness. We don’t know how to pray as we should, but the Spirit himself speaks to God for us. He begs God for us, speaking to him with feelings too deep for words. God already knows our deepest thoughts. And he understands what the Spirit is saying, because the Spirit speaks for his people in the way that agrees with what God wants.”
Romans 8:26-27 ERV
Think about this, how has the enemy held you back? What lie did he tell you? Did he tell you nobody on the usher board speaks to you. Did he tell you the choir members are snooty or stuck up. Did he tell you that you are not in the cliche and will not be accepted? Maybe he told you that you were not good enough to serve the Lord, maybe he told you that your sins are bigger than Gods forgiveness? I rebuke every lie he has told you and I pray that you will agree with me so the next time he lies, you will know it for a lie and the Holy Spirit will raise up a standard against it.
Be blessed my loves.. yeah he tried it but God!